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When I create a bill for a vendor, it has multiple items in a single bill. I want each item, their rate and their quantity to show up on the check stub.

I have paid a bill that contains several items for services being paid in one bill; these are paid with one check. To recap: One bill with several like items, each with a dollar figure/quantity, paid with one check. I entered the bill in quickbooks, and entered the details of each item, I then paid the bill with one check. I want the check stub (I'm using a voucher check) to show the details of each item in the bill. As of right now, when I print the bill the stub simply shows the total. I've tried going to File > Print forms > Bill Payment stubs but its the same result, only the final total of all the items added up. Is there any way I can get the details printed on the check stub?
Best answer 12-10-2018 08:48 PM

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"I want each item, their rate and their quantity to show...

"I want each item, their rate and their quantity to show up on the check stub."

The issue is, your Check is not a Check. It is a Bill Payment Check = AP only. You paid a Vendor Balance, not those details. You can see this by opening that Bill Payment Check on screen and use Ctl Y. Here are the debits and credits behind the scenes; there is Only AP, because you used Bills.

You can run the vendor a Report for the bill details.

Or, if you are entering a bill, just to pay it right away, there is no need to use Bill first. Entering a Bill is only done because you want to Accrue something you don't intend to pay right away.

If you are a Cash Basis tax filer and you enter a bill to be paid later...then, using Check is fine for your data entry and management. The Check Date is your financial payment date. Enter the details on a Check to be Printed later; not a Bill to be Paid later.

Now you get voucher details.

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"I want each item, their rate and their quantity to show...

"I want each item, their rate and their quantity to show up on the check stub."

The issue is, your Check is not a Check. It is a Bill Payment Check = AP only. You paid a Vendor Balance, not those details. You can see this by opening that Bill Payment Check on screen and use Ctl Y. Here are the debits and credits behind the scenes; there is Only AP, because you used Bills.

You can run the vendor a Report for the bill details.

Or, if you are entering a bill, just to pay it right away, there is no need to use Bill first. Entering a Bill is only done because you want to Accrue something you don't intend to pay right away.

If you are a Cash Basis tax filer and you enter a bill to be paid later...then, using Check is fine for your data entry and management. The Check Date is your financial payment date. Enter the details on a Check to be Printed later; not a Bill to be Paid later.

Now you get voucher details.

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Awesome thank you. I have a question about your last para...

Awesome thank you. I have a question about your last paragraph. If I am an accrual basis tax filer simply writing the checks and not creating a bill would be unacceptable? These are checks for subcontractors by the way. They do not send me invoices which is why I want the detail on the check stubs.
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Writing checks as expenses or to pay an entered bill is a...

Writing checks as expenses or to pay an entered bill is acceptable practice in either type of accounting. Simply, although there is much more to it, the difference is in timing. On a basic level accrual accounting posts income when customer is billed and expenses when you are billed. Cash accounting at its basic only counts income and expenses when they enter or leave your bank account.

If you receive no bill but write a check you can do so both in cash and accrual.

There is even a third type, modified cash, which is what most businesses I know use. In that type you post an expense when you incur a charge, mostly on a card or house account, and income same as cash accounting.
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Edited>>>>the only way to get detail like you want on the...

Edited>>>>the only way to get detail like you want on the check stub is to skip entering the bill and go straight to check writing. Even if you entered each line item as its own bill the detail still would not print, all you would have is a list of bills paid.
If your vendor issues one invoice why would you want any further breakdown as it would confuse the vendor.
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"If I am an accrual basis tax filer simply writing the ch...

"If I am an accrual basis tax filer simply writing the checks and not creating a bill would be unacceptable? These are checks for subcontractors by the way. They do not send me invoices which is why I want the detail on the check stubs."

Here is an example:

I run an accrual entity. We are supposed to pay a vendor monthly. They don't really send their bills regularly. I typically pay by Check.

This Feb, I got a statement showing they charged me (but never sent anything to me) for July, Sept, Oct and Dec; I had gotten and paid the other months. I do NOT want this all as Feb. This is an Accrual Basis Entity and those are  Monthly costs.

So, I enter Bills, one for July, one for Sept, one for Oct, and one for Dec  Now I have "accrued" or captured monthly costs. I paid in Feb, using Pay Bills.

I don't need to show Them what they billed to me; that is Their data. They already Know this.

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Re: When I create a bill for a vendor, it has multiple items in a single bill. I want each item, their rate and their quantity to show up on the check stub.

I am in the same boat Client screaming she wants the detail on both check stubs.  I am in 2019 desktop.  Intuit is telling me it can not be done.  However, client is claiming she called the 1-800 # and they told her it could be done.  She is claiming I do not know what I am doing.


@carloscanas942 wrote:
I have paid a bill that contains several items for services being paid in one bill; these are paid with one check. To recap: One bill with several like items, each with a dollar figure/quantity, paid with one check. I entered the bill in quickbooks, and entered the details of each item, I then paid the bill with one check. I want the check stub (I'm using a voucher check) to show the details of each item in the bill. As of right now, when I print the bill the stub simply shows the total. I've tried going to File > Print forms > Bill Payment stubs but its the same result, only the final total of all the items added up. Is there any way I can get the details printed on the check stub?

RECap 1 Electric bill with 10 site #'s on the bill this is a Mobile home park.  So the different amounts need to be back billed to the residents.  The check stubs are the clients proof the bill was paid for each site.

QuickBooks Team

Re: When I create a bill for a vendor, it has multiple items in a single bill. I want each item, ...

Thanks for joining in on the thread, 1231-4568-6878-477 H38.

 

Bill Payment Stub only displays the summary of the bill. Instead, we can print the paid bill that shows the item or account details.

  1. Open the paid bill.
  2. Click the Print option.
  3. Preview the bill before printing.

I'll let our engineers know why this function is important when running your business. This would also help us determine what area in QuickBooks we need to focus our improvements..

 

You can always get back to us if you need anything else.

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Re: When I create a bill for a vendor, it has multiple items in a single bill. I want each item, ...

I am also in the same boat. I would find it very helpful to have all the items that I enter from an invoice on the bill to also show up on the check stub. Please make the changes needed in the software to allow for this, it would be greatly appreciated. 

QuickBooks Team

Re: When I create a bill for a vendor, it has multiple items in a single bill. I want each item, ...

Good day, multigusa.

Thanks for looping in. Allow me to share some information about printing vendor bills and check stub in QuickBooks Desktop.

 

Printing check stubs with detailed items isn't currently available in QuickBooks Desktop. Check stubs only display the total amount of the bill. If you wish to have the items listed when printing, you can print the bill instead.

 

Here's how:

  1. Locate and open the bill.
  2. Click the Printer icon at the top of the bill.
  3. Click Print.

 

I'll be sure to take note of your suggestion about this option. 

 

You may find this article helpful: https://quickbooks.intuit.com/community/Manage-customers-and-income/Pay-bills-in-QuickBooks-Desktop/....

 

I'll be around if you have more questions about printing check stub and vendor bills. Have a good one.