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How to stop recurring bills?

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Level 9

How to stop recurring bills?

Go to the recurring bill and change the type to "Unscheduled"

Level 1

How to stop recurring bills?

Where do I see the recurring bills?

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How to stop recurring bills?

You've come to the right place, @Coil2019,


I can provide the steps to stop a recurring transaction in QuickBooks Online.


If you want to pause a scheduled template temporarily, follow the steps below:


  1. Click the Gear icon then click Recurring Transactions.
  2. From the Recurring Transactions list, locate the invoice template then click Edit.
  3. On the Template Type drop-down, click Unschedule.
  4. Hit Save template.


When you're ready to use the template again, just toggle the Template Type back to Scheduled then update the recurring interval of the invoice. 


You can also permanently delete the recurring bill. Here's how:


  1. From the Recurring Transactions window.
  2. On the Action column, click the arrow-down icon beside the Edit link.
  3. Click on Delete, then Yes to complete the action.


You may find this articles helpful:


Create templates for recurring transactions

Schedule recurring transactions created with a template


Please let me know if I can be of additional assistance by leaving a comment below. I'm always here to help. Best wishes!

Novice User
Level 2

How to stop recurring bills?

There used to be a "paused" option. Where did it go?

QuickBooks Team

How to stop recurring bills?

Hello there, @Novice User.


I'll guide you how to pause the recurring bill in QuickBooks Online. Here's how to do that.


  1. Go to the Settings or Gear icon and select Recurring transactions under Lists column.
  2. Find the transaction you want to modify and click the drop-down icon beside the Edit button in line with the bill transaction.
  3. Select Pause.
  4. There will be a pop-up confirmation, click Pause.

Here's a screenshot for your additional reference.


recurring bill.jpg


You can resume the recurring transaction whenever you need, you can just follow the steps 1 and 2 then select Resume.


For future reference, you can check out this article about creating a recurring invoice and manage recurring transactions in QuickBooks Online.


I'll be here ready to help if you need anything else in QuickBooks. Keep safe!

Level 1

How to stop recurring bills?

Is there a way to "batch" pause a list of recurring transactions so I don't have to pause each one individually?


How to stop recurring bills?

Thanks for joining this thread, @amichael2020.


Currently, the option to batch pause recurring transactions in QuickBooks Online (QBO) is unavailable. You have to manually pause each one to stop them from recurring. For the detailed steps, please refer to the instructions provided by my colleague MarsStephanieL.  


Also, to learn more about what’s new in QuickBooks Online: September 2020, please visit our QuickBooks Blog. This page provides details for the latest product updates such as QuickBooks Cash, Amazon Business Purchases app, track new industry benchmarks, etc. 


Should you need anything else, don't hesitate to comment below. I'm always around to help. Stay safe and take care always.

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