Accounts Payable in QuickBooks 2012

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How to Record Accounts Payable Transactions

Within QuickBooks 2012, you have the option of either working with or without an accounts payable account. If you want to, you can record expenses when you write checks. This means that in order to have [more…]

How to Add a Payment Item to the Item List in QuickBooks 2012

If you sometimes accept payments when you invoice a customer, you can create a payment item in QuickBooks 2012 and then add the payment item to the bottom of the invoice. If you do this, the invoice, the [more…]

How to Create a Real Purchase Order in QuickBooks 2012

A purchase order serves a simple purpose: It tells some vendor that you want to purchase some item. In fact, a purchase order is a contract to purchase. To use QuickBooks 2012 to create purchase orders [more…]

QuickBooks 2012 Purchase Order Tips and Tricks

You should be aware of a few items when creating a purchase order in QuickBooks 2012. Many small businesses don’t use purchase orders. But when they grow to a certain size, many businesses decide to use [more…]

How to Record the Receipt of Items in QuickBooks 2012

When you receive items from a vendor, you can record the receipt using QuickBooks 2012. You typically do this when you want to record the receipt of an item even before you receive a bill for the item. [more…]

Command Buttons on the Create Item Receipts Window in QuickBooks 2012

When working with the Create Item Receipts window in QuickBooks 2012, you should be familiar with the half-dozen command buttons located at the bottom of the screen. [more…]

Simultaneously Record the Receipt and the Bill in QuickBooks 2012

In QuickBooks 2012, you can record a bill for items that you receive at the same time that you record the receipt of the items. You can do this simply by selecting the Bill Received check box that appears [more…]

Enter a Bill if You Haven’t Recorded an Item Receipt in QuickBooks 2012

If you told QuickBooks 2012 during the setup process that you want to track unpaid bills, also known as accounts payable,you can enter bills as you receive them. As you do this, QuickBooks keeps track [more…]

Enter a Bill if You Have Recorded an Item Receipt in QuickBooks 2012

To enter a bill in QuickBooks 2012 when you’ve already recorded the receipt of the item for which the bill invoices you, follow these steps: [more…]

How to Pay Bills with QuickBooks 2012

If you use QuickBooks 2012 to keep track of the bills that you owe, you don’t use the Write Checks window to record the bills that you want to pay. Rather, you tell QuickBooks to display a list of these [more…]

Vendor Menu Commands in QuickBooks 2012

When you're working with accounts payable in QuickBooks 2012, you frequently will use several of the commands on the Vendor menu. Some of the commands aren't so popular, however, but you still need to [more…]

Your Item List in QuickBooks 2012

QuickBooks 2012 provides a bunch of different ways to see the information that you’ve stored in your Item list. You may already know some of this stuff if you’ve worked with QuickBooks a bit. Some of it [more…]

How to Add Items to the Item List in QuickBooks 2012

You can add a bunch of different types of items to the Item list in QuickBooks 2012. Remember that the Item list stores descriptions of anything that you stick on an invoice or purchase order. [more…]

How to Record and Print Checks in QuickBooks 2012

Obviously, any business writes checks — to pay bills and to pay employees. QuickBooks 2012 includes a command and a window specifically for the purpose of recording and possibly printing checks. [more…]

How to Customize the Check Form in QuickBooks 2012

When printing checks from within QuickBooks 2012, if you click the Fonts tab in the Print Checks dialog box, QuickBooks displays a couple of buttons you can click to specify what fonts QuickBooks should [more…]

How to Record Bank Deposits with QuickBooks 2012

QuickBooks 2012 also supplies a command and window for recording bank deposits. If you’ve used QuickBooks’ little brother product, Quicken, much of the information that you see here will be familiar. The [more…]

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