Re: Can we apply a payment to a purchase order before the purchase order is turned into a bill? Some of our international vendors require 50% at time of purchase order.
Yes, make the payment to the supplier/vendor and use accounts payable as the expense (reason) for the payment. That will set a vendor/supplier credit. Enter the bill when it comes, and then in bill pay apply the credit and pay the balance if any, It will not show on the PO but that is the best it gets in QB