I accidentally deleted the Cost of Goods Sold in my Chart of Accounts. When I went to recreate it, the detail no longer includes a general COGS option. How do I re-add the top-level COGS detail?

Luckily, you cannot delete account in new QuickBooks Online. You can make it inactive only.

To make it active again:

  • Go the Chart of Accounts (Company Gear (upper right corner) > Lists > Chart of Accounts
  • Include Active checkbox (see attached screenshot photo for reference)
  • Chart of Accounts page will refresh itself
  • Scroll down the page and look for “Cost of Good Sold (deleted)”
  • Highlight it (click once, not double click)
  • Select “Edit” button
  • New Account page will open
  • Remove the check mark from the “Inactive” box at the bottom left corner of the Account page
  • Save

Note: Now, you will also need to DELETE (make it inactive) another Cost of Goods Sold account you created

Include Inactive
Include Inactive

 


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