How to Delete Bills in QuickBooks

By Kefa Olang

Deleting a bill in QuickBooks removes the transaction completely. This aids in monitoring everything from business and personal payments to transactions. In QuickBooks, you can delete a bill you've already paid. When you do so, the accounting software creates a credit with the vendor. Whether you have been paying for services and materials or tracking income and expenses, you can remove bills that are no longer needed.

Choose "Lists" in QuickBooks and click "Chart of Accounts." Double-click the Accounts Payable account you want to modify. If you have multiple A/P accounts, select the correct one. You should see a list of your transactions. By default, register transactions are organized by date.

Scroll down the list and find the transaction to delete. Click the "1-line" check box to see more transactions in the window. Click the "Go to" button at the top of the register or click "Edit" and then "Find" if you want to search for a specific transaction. When you find the transaction you are looking for, click it.

Click the "Edit" menu and click "Delete Bill." Click the "Record" button to save your changes.


If you delete a bill, running a Transaction Journal Detail report will display a bill payment check, but not the corresponding bill.