Uncashed Checks

I have old outstanding checks, that where never cashed. What is the proper way to delete them.

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    You don't want to delete them - especially if they are from last year as this will affect your financials.  You need to void the checks and quickbooks will ask if you want to make the appropiate journal entries so as not to affect your financials for 2010 and make sure you say yes.  If you open the existing check and then go to Edit > Void.

    • It doesn't ask me to make journal entries. It just voids them. What if I make a deposit against the same accounts they came out of, and then in my next reconciliation check them against each other?
    • That's what I would do. Except if the check you want to write off is from prior year, I would use an Other Income account instead of the same account it came out from. I have never seen QB asking if I wanted to make a journal entry by hitting the Void option under Edit. It would be nice, though. If you simply void the check, the "voiding" will happen the same date the check was written. Most of the time it is not the good date. Reka
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