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Importing an emailed QBO vendor bill into my QBO

Can I import a QBO invoice emailed to me from a supplier into my own QBO so I do not have to manually create the bill in my books?

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QuickBooks Team

Importing an emailed QBO vendor bill into my QBO

Glad to see you in the Community, @dlparker. I'm happy to share some information about importing an emailed bill from your supplier in QuickBooks Online (QBO).


Currently, the option to download the invoice sent from your supplier and save it as a bill is unavailable. As a workaround, you can collate the details and import it using a CSV file in your QBO account. 


Here are the CSV file columns that are mandatory:


  • Bill no.
  • Supplier
  • Bill Date
  • Due Date
  • Account
  • Line Amount
  • Line Tax Code


Then, upload it to QBO. Here's how:


  1. Go to Settings and select Import data.
  2. Click Bills, select Browse, then locate your .csv file and select Open.
  3. To auto-create suppliers, select the checkbox beside Add new suppliers that don't already exist in QuickBooks.
  4. Click Next.

You can use this article for more details on the next steps: Import your bills in QuickBooks Online.


If you'll pay the bill with a check, you can check out this article to know more details on the steps: Enter bills and record bill payments in QuickBooks Online. It also includes another handy information in the future about the differences in bills, checks, and expenses.


If there’s anything else I can help you with, please post a comment below. I’ll be happy to assist you further. Have a good one.

Fiat Lux - ASIA
Level 15

Importing an emailed QBO vendor bill into my QBO


You need a 3rd party app to do so.

Level 2

Importing an emailed QBO vendor bill into my QBO

There is no bill option for me. 

QuickBooks Team

Importing an emailed QBO vendor bill into my QBO

Hello, NDowers. 


Let me share information about importing bills in QBO.


Importing bills for a QuickBooks Online International account is only available for QBO Essentials and QBO Plus. However, If you're using other QBO products, this could be the possible reason why you don't have the bills option. However, you can find a third-party app that you can use to import them. 


  1. Sign in to QBO Account.
  2. Go to Apps on the left navigation bar.
  3. Search for something like import bills or import transactions.
  4. Choose from the suggested apps.

 On the other hand, here's the article about Importing bills to QuickBooks Online.  


Stay in touch with me if you need anything else about importing bills. Just tag my name and I'm always around to help you.