You can pull up a report to view the progress o your billable time against estimate and actual. Let me guide you how.
Click Customers, then Customer Center.
Click the customer's job, in the Job Information section, click the Estimate vs Actuals link.
Also, creating invoices won't update your estimated hour's amount. To view the previous amount billed, you'll have to run a quick report for the job. Here's how.
In your invoice screen, click the Reports tab.
Click QuickReport. This report can also be found in the customer's profile.
Please see attached screenshots below.
You can refer to this article for more information about: Set up and send progress invoices in QuickBooks Desktop.
On the other hand, you can pull up the Job Progress Invoices vs. Estimates report to track how much you invoice for each estimate.
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Thanks for giving detailed information of your progress invoicing preference for QuickBooks, @stulk.
You're correct. You can enter progress against each line item from the estimate and add unbilled time to the invoice. However, creating an invoice to update the progress based on billed time is unsupported.
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