After recording what you owe in QuickBooks Desktop, you can use Pay Bills to settle your payables for different vendors. You can also easily apply the corresponding discount or credit for each payment you make.
Important: Do not write a check to pay a bill. If you do, the bill will remain open/unpaid which may lead to inaccurate data on financial reports.
How do I select bills?
Why is my bill not showing?
Discount is a fixed amount or percentage you deduct from the total amount you owe to the vendor. You can set QuickBooks to automatically use a fixed amount or you can enter your own. To enter a discount:
Credit is the amount the vendor deducts from the amount you owe. The Credits window displays the available credit. You can set QuickBooks to automatically use available credits or you can manually set it. To set credits:
Cash, debit card, or ATM card , Paypal, or EFT
Online Bank Payment
If you pay using Direct Deposit
If you pay using Online Bank Payment
Paying bills is part of your usual A/P workflow in QuickBooks Desktop. To see the complete list of workflows and other vendor-related transactions, refer to Accounts Payable workflows.