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Trouble importing bills - now not showing on profit and loss

I auto imported a number of bills for the first time - using Import, transactions, bills. But, they are not showing in Bill pay, only in general journal as entries. I don't think that's where they should be? Also, when I review my profit and loss statement - none of the expenses are showing up? What I truly need is to pull my profit and loss statement for taxes and it's not helpful if it doesn't show my expenses. I am hoping someone can help. I am using Quickbooks for Mac -desktop 2020. Thank you in advance!

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Trouble importing bills - now not showing on profit and loss

Let me help you with this, @APR2012.


The possible reason why your transactions show in your journal entry instead of Bill pay section is that there is something wrong during the process.


What we can do is to review your downloaded transactions. Then, let's make sure that your Accounts Payable's are the one's affected account.


You can simply open your Journal entry and look for the accounts payable for each transaction that has the same amount. Enter the name and select Save and new


You can now go back to the Pay bills section and check transactions the your wanted to pay. Here's how:


  1. Click the +New icon and select Pay bills.
  2. Put a check in the box beside the vendor's name that you wanted pay.
  3. Click Save and close.


Please know that our doors are always open to help you with any QuickBooks-related concern.


Trouble importing bills - now not showing on profit and loss

Hello @APR2012 ,


Are you trying to import bills or bill payments. Per the Help file

You can import:

  • Invoices
  • Deposits
  • Sales receipts
  • Credit memos
  • Payments
  • Checks
  • Bills
  • Credit card charges

It appears that the "Payments" referenced are actually customer payments since they reference an accounts receivable account using the process you specify. I tried the same process and was able to import bills that showed "bill" in the Vendor center.

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