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Apply check to different bill

I wrote 2 different checks for the same bill. How do I apply one of them to a different bill from the same vendor? I don't want to void the check.
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Re: Apply check to different bill

It's nice to have you here today, @blujay22,


I can give you the steps to link a payment check to an open bill.


First, let's update the posting account of the check from Expense to Accounts Payable. Perform the steps below:

  1. Open the check.
  2. Go to the Expenses tab, change the Expense account to Accounts Payable.
  3. From the Customer: Job drop-down, select the vendor name on the bill.
  4. Hit Save & Close.

After that, you can now pay the Bill. Here's how:

  1. Tap the Vendors menu, then hit Pay Bills.
  2. Mark the bill you want to pay.
  3. Click on Set Credits.
  4. On the Credits tab, mark the check.
  5. Hit Done, then Pay Selected Bills.

That should complete your work. You can also check out this article for other options on how to handle check payments for an existing bill: Bill shows as unpaid after writing a check.


Feel free to get back to me if you have other questions about QuickBooks. I'll be more than happy to help you anytime. Have a nice day!