How To Enter A Bill In QuickBooks Pro

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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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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.

How To Enter A Bill 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.

How To Enter A Bill In QuickBooks Pro

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
  • Consignment
  • Due on Receipt
  • Net 15
  • Net 30
  • Net 60

How To Enter A Bill In QuickBooks Pro

Step 3: Add Memo (Optional)

Add a memo describing the bill if desired.

How To Enter A Bill In QuickBooks Pro

Step 4: Select Date

Select the date that the bill was issued using the drop-down calendar.

How To Enter A Bill In QuickBooks Pro

Step 5: Add Reference Number (If Applicable)

You can add a reference number at this point if you want.

How To Enter A Bill In QuickBooks Pro

Step 6: Enter Amount

Enter the total amount due on this bill.

How To Enter A Bill In QuickBooks Pro

Step 7: Select Due Date

Select the date that the bill payment is due using the drop-down calendar.

How To Enter A Bill In QuickBooks Pro

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.

How To Enter A Bill In QuickBooks Pro

Step 9: Save The Bill

Finally, click “Save & Close” or “Save & New” if you’re planning on creating another bill.

How To Enter A Bill In QuickBooks Pro

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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Chelsea Krause

Chelsea Krause

Head Accounting and Invoicing Writer
Chelsea Krause is a writer, avid reader, and researcher. She became interested in accounting software because of her constant desire to learn something new and understand how things work. When she's not working, she can be found drinking obscene amounts of coffee, daydreaming about her newest story, reading anything written by C.S. Lewis or Ray Bradbury, kayaking and hiking, or watching The X-Files with her husband.
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