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Terms for Copied Bills

I, on occasion, will copy of bill to get a head start on entering a similar bill.  Often, but not always, the bill will have an incorrect due date.  The terms are correct.  


For example, the bill originally would have been February 10th, terms net 30, but the copied version will revert to net 10 days.  Unless I change the date, the inconsistency between the terms and due date will not resolve.


Is this a known bug?



QuickBooks Team

Terms for Copied Bills

Hi there, Easyas12.


It could be the Company preferences in Bills section was set up on 10 days due. That is why the copied version will revert to net 10 days even the original bill is set on terms net 30.
To prevent this from reverting, let's set the Bill Preferences into 30 days instead of 10.
Here's how:
1. Click the Edit menu at the top.
2. Select Preferences.
3. Hit the Bills section at left panel.
4. Go to Company Preferences.
5. Change the Bills are due in to 30 days after receipt.
6. Click the OK button.
After entering bill in QBDT, please check this article on how you can use the Pay Bills feature to settle your payables for different vendors: Pay bills in QuickBooks Desktop. This article also provides on how to apply the corresponding discount or credit for each payment you make.


Please know that you're always welcome to post if you have other questions related with QuickBooks. I'm always here to help you.

Level 2

Terms for Copied Bills

Isn't this a bug instead of a feature?

It produces a bill with the terms and due date not in sync.  It overrides the vendor default terms too.

QuickBooks Team

Terms for Copied Bills

Hello there, @Easyas12.


You can run the Rebuild Data Utility tool to resolve data damage in your company file.


Here's how:

  1. Go to the File menu.
  2. Select Utilities.
  3. Choose Rebuild Data.
  4. Click on OK.
  5. Follow the prompts to save a backup. Note that if your cursor is still moving despite the prompt “QuickBooks is not responding”, the rebuild is still ongoing.
  6. Select OK when you see Rebuild has completed.

Once done, run the Verify Data utility tool to make sure there is no problem with your file. Please follow the steps below.

  1. Under Quickbooks File menu, select Utilities.
  2. Choose Verify Data.
  3. Select OK if there are no problems detected.
  4. If Verify finds an issue with your data, you will be prompted to Rebuild Now or View Errors.
  5. Click Rebuild Now.

Feel free to read this article for more information: Resolve Data Damage on Your Company File.


Keep me posted on how it goes. I'm still here whenever you need help.

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