How To Enter A Bill In QuickBooks Pro
In this post, we’ll walk you through nine simple steps to entering a bill into QuickBooks. You’ll have this must-have accounting skill mastered in no time.
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Table of Contents
Enter A Bill
To begin, go to Vendor>Enter Bills.
Step 1: Select A Vendor
Select the vendor who sent you the bill from the drop-down menu. If you haven’t added this vendor to QuickBooks yet, click “<Add New>” and follow the steps outlined in How To Add Vendors In QuickBooks Pro.
If you’ve already inputted the vendor’s address, QuickBooks will automatically add it in. Take a minute to verify the address or enter it in manually if necessary.
Step 2: Enter Payment Terms
Select the proper payments terms and add a discount date if applicable. You can choose from:
- 1% 10 Net 30
- 2% 10 Net 30
- Due on Receipt
- Net 15
- Net 30
- Net 60
Step 3: Add Memo (Optional)
Add a memo describing the bill if desired.
Step 4: Select Date
Select the date that the bill was issued using the drop-down calendar.
Step 5: Add Reference Number (If Applicable)
You can add a reference number at this point if you want.
Step 6: Enter Amount
Enter the total amount due on this bill.
Step 7: Select Due Date
Select the date that the bill payment is due using the drop-down calendar.
Step 8: Enter Expenses Or Bill Items
Under the “Expenses” tab, you can enter the expense amount and select the corresponding account. If you want to enter the specific product or items on your bill, click the “Items” tab and enter them there.
Step 9: Save The Bill
Finally, click “Save & Close” or “Save & New” if you’re planning on creating another bill.
Now you can view your bills in the Bill Tracker or make payments by clicking “Home” and selecting “Pay Bills.”
For troubleshooting issues, check out the QuickBooks Community or call QuickBooks directly. Don’t forget to check out the rest of our QuickBooks Desktop Pro 101 Series to learn how to enable live bank feeds, reconcile a bank account, add vendors, and more.
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