Bills are what someone sends you so that you will pay them. Bills are kind of a bummer, but it’s a part of business. And if you don’t pay them, bad things happen.  QuickBooks can help.

Things to know:

  • With QuickBooks, you can use Enter Bills to tell QuickBooks about bills you have received or recurring bills, then use Pay Bills to tell QuickBooks when you’ve paid the bill.
  • QuickBooks can remind you of bills that are due, so you don’t miss payments.
  • QuickBooks can also figure out any discounts you earn for paying bills early.

Here’s a common question we get here at  QuickBooks for Mac Central:

“When do I use Enter Bills and when do I use Write Checks?”

In a nutshell, you don’t have to enter your bills. If you pay your bills as soon as they arrive, you don’t need to use Enter Bills. Just use Write Checks to pay the bill. But if you wait until the bill is due to pay it or if you want to track recurring bills (like rent), then use Enter Bills so that QuickBooks knows about the bill that is due and can give you an accurate look at how much money you actually have.

In this introduction, Ben Hess of Bay Area Pictures, talks about when he uses Enter Bills for his business.

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