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Adding bills

Hi i am obviously new to quick books, we are a small business. What i would like to know is when we receive a bill to be paid in the mail can we log it on the system without paying or without a payment date then pay it at a later  unknown date, or can we only log the bill once the payment has been made??? We dont have a set date for making payments. We are using it for our vat returns etc

Many Thanks in Advance.