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QuickBooks Windows Sync Error: You cannot change the type of a subaccount

Error 

You cannot change the type of a subaccount. It must be the same type as its parent account.

Explanation

This error occurs when a chart of account type has changed and no longer is the same type as the parent account.

Solution

You cannot change the type of a subaccount. It must be the same type as its parent account.

  1. Click on the account and view the type
  2. Click on the parent account and view the type
  3. The two types must match (be the same)
  4. If they no longer match, they can change the account type to match the parent, change the parent account completely, or remove the parent account
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