If you enter a transaction into the wrong account, you can usually correct
your mistake without having to re-enter the transaction.
To do this task
Open the register where you mistakenly entered the
There are two ways to open a register:
To open a register from the chart of accounts, go to the Lists menu and click Chart
of Accounts. Double-click the name of the account.
Note: If the account is an income or expense account, a
QuickReport appears instead of a register. Income and expense accounts do not
have registers in QuickBooks.
To open the register for an individual customer or job,
click Customer Center and click the Customers & Jobs tab. Right-click the customer or job and choose Use Register.
How do customer
Note: You can't move bill payments to vendors (BILLPMT),
paychecks to employees (PAY CHK), sales tax payments (TAXPMT), and payroll
tax/liability checks (LIAB CHK). Instead, you must delete them and then
re-enter them into the correct account.
Select the transaction.
Go to the Edit menu and click Copy Transaction.
In the menu, the word "Transaction" changes depending upon the
type of transaction you have selected in the register. For example, if you have
selected a check, the command is Copy Check. Do not choose the Copy command,
which appears above the Copy Transaction command.
Open the register for the correct account. Position the cursor in the blank
transaction at the bottom of the register.
Restriction: You can copy and paste a transaction only
between registers that accept the same types of transactions. For example, all
bank transactions and credit card transactions have similar fields, so you can
copy and paste a bank transaction into a credit card register. On the other
hand, you cannot paste an A/R transaction (such as an invoice), or an A/P
transaction (such as a bill) into a bank account register.
Go to the Edit menu and click Paste.
Click Record to save the transaction in the new register.
Delete the transaction from the original register.