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How to Apply a Vendor Credit to a Bill in QuickBooks

Hello Ruth ~ I have entered my credits for a vendor, and now I am going in to pay the vendor’s invoices. I want to use our credits ~ but our credits are not showing up when I go in to pay the bill.  Can you help me with this?  I hope you can understand my question.
Select the bill to be paid.  If there are unapplied credits the Set Credits button, which is usually grayed out, will light up.  You’ll also see numbers in the Number of Credits and Total Credits Available fields.  I recommend checking your Unpaid Bills Detail report (Reports > Vendors & Payables) at least monthly.  Unapplied credits show up as negatives on  this report.

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One Response to How to Apply a Vendor Credit to a Bill in QuickBooks

  • Steven King says:

    I was having the same problem – I have vendor credits that DO NOT SHOW UP when I try to apply them to a bill payment. The vendor credit is issued to the same vendor as the bill.

    After searching the internet for a solution to this problem, I found

    1 – this posting, and

    2 – when I went back to Quickbooks, the credits had appeared. So apparently QB just needed some time to grind through the data base to find the credits.