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Add existing invoices to QuickBooks Online Projects

SOLVEDby QuickBooksQuickBooks Online4Updated June 28, 2022

Learn how to add paid and unpaid invoices to projects in QuickBooks Online Plus or Accountant.

Once you’ve set up your project, creating new invoices to add to a project is simple. But take care with existing invoices, especially invoices that are already linked to a payment. Editing invoices that are linked to payments will disconnect the payment. Don’t worry. We’ll show you how to add paid and unpaid existing invoices to your project and how to reconnect the linked payments.

Add unpaid invoices to a project

The best time to add existing invoices to projects is before they’re linked to a payment.Here’s how to add an unpaid invoice in QuickBooks Accountant:

  1. To to Get paid & pay and select Invoices (Take me there).
  2. Find and select the unpaid invoice.
  3. Select Edit invoice.
  4. Select the Customer ▼ dropdown. Then select the project. 
  5. Select Save.

Learn more about paid invoices before editing

When you add a paid invoice to your project, the invoice disconnects from the attached payment and the invoice status changes to unpaid. After you edit the invoice, you’ll need to reconnect the payment to the invoice to avoid accidentally charging your customer twice.

Step 1: Add the paid invoice to the project

To add the paid invoice to your project: 

  1. Go to Get paid & pay and select Invoices (Take me there).
  2. Find and select the paid invoice you want to add to a project.
  3. Select Edit invoice.
  4. Select the Customer ▼ dropdown. Then select the project. 
  5. Select Save.

Step 2: Reconnect the payment to the invoice

Now that you’ve added the invoice to the project, we need to reconnect the payment so the invoice is marked as paid again and linked to the correct invoice.

  1. Go to Settings ⚙ and select Chart of accounts.
  2. Find the account where the payment was deposited and select Account history.
  3. Find and select the payment for the invoice, then select Edit.
  4. In Outstanding Transactions, select the invoice checkbox that the payment applies to.
  5. Select Save and close.

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