Hello there, @pml2269487.
Thanks for posting here in the Community. I understand the urgency to catch up with the expenses paid for your contractors. Let's enter and pay the bill instead so you can specify the date of the service and the date they're paid.
- Select + New menu, then select Bill.
- From the Vendor dropdown list, select a vendor.
- Enter the date of the service on the Bill date and all other needed information in Category or Item details.
- Click Save to stay on the Bill page.
Once done, you're now ready to make a payment. Click the Make payment at the upper right just below the Balance due. Then, enter the date to specify the month and date the contractor is paid in the Payment date field.
For future reference, read through this article: What is the difference between bills, checks, and expenses?. It helps you learn about when to use bills, checks, and expenses.
Feel free to message again if you have additional questions. We're always delighted to help.