Can adding purchase orders duplicate the pay bills amount?
No it won’t! It’ll only make impacts on your books the moment you link it to a bill, @annelyn-orourke.
A purchase order is a non-posting transaction and serves as your contract to a supplier. If both parties agreed to the terms, you have to create a bill which is a posting one.
You’re unable to delete the PO for accounting purposes once the bill transaction is created. You can only delete it if the bill is canceled.
To set up PO in QuickBooks Online, you’ll want to turn it on under your settings first. Here's how:
Go to the Gear icon, then select Account and Settings.
Select the Expenses tab.
Click the Pencil icon in the Purchase orders section.
Hit Save then Done.
Once the feature is activated, you can go ahead and make PO in the program. Here’s a reference on how to use and work it for your business. It also includes reports so you can track them in QuickBooks.
Post some questions or concerns here if you have. I’ll answer them for you. keep safe.