How to Delete Bank Account from QuickBooks Desktop? Your Comprehensive Guide

Managing your financial records is crucial, and QuickBooks Desktop provides a robust platform to streamline your accounting processes. If you need to remove a bank account from QuickBooks Desktop, follow these step-by-step instructions to ensure a seamless transition.

Step 1: Accessing QuickBooks Desktop

Begin by launching QuickBooks Desktop on your computer. Once the application is open, log in to your account to gain access to the dashboard.

Step 2: Navigate to the Chart of Accounts

Locate the "Chart of Accounts" option, which is typically situated in the main menu or toolbar. Click on it to open a comprehensive list of all your accounts, including bank accounts.

Step 3: Identify the Bank Account to Be Deleted

Scroll through the list of accounts and pinpoint the specific bank account you wish to delete. Click on the account to highlight it, ensuring that you have selected the correct one.

Step 4: Open the Edit Account Window

With the chosen bank account highlighted, navigate to the top menu and select the "Account" option. From the drop-down menu, click on "Edit Account" to open the account details window.

Step 5: Make the Account Inactive

Within the account details window, locate the "Make Account Inactive" checkbox. Check this box to mark the account as inactive. This step is vital in ensuring that the account is no longer associated with your financial records.

Step 6: Confirm Deletion

After marking the account as inactive, you will receive a confirmation prompt. Confirm that you want to delete the bank account by selecting "Yes" or a similar affirmative option.

Step 7: Review and Update Transactions

Before finalizing the deletion, it's recommended to review and update any transactions linked to the bank account. This ensures accurate record-keeping and prevents any discrepancies in your financial data.

Step 8: Save Changes

Once you have reviewed and updated transactions, click on the "Save" or "Save & Close" button to apply the changes. QuickBooks Desktop will now remove the selected bank account from your records.


Deleting a bank account from QuickBooks Desktop is a straightforward process, enhancing the efficiency of your financial management. By following these steps, you can maintain accurate records and ensure that your financial data remains organized and up-to-date.

Remember to exercise caution when deleting accounts, and always review transactions to prevent any data inaccuracies. Now you can confidently manage your bank accounts within QuickBooks Desktop with ease.

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