How to Delete a Bill in QuickBooks 2016

By Stephen L. Nelson

Suppose that you accidentally enter the same bill twice in QuickBooks or enter a bill that was really meant for the business next door. (Just because you’re tracking bills by computer doesn’t mean that you don’t have to look over things carefully anymore.) Here’s how to delete a bill that you entered in the Accounts Payable register:

  1. Locate the bill in the Accounts Payable register by using one of the following methods:

    • If you know roughly what day you entered the bill, you can scroll through the list to find it. The entries are listed in date order. (Select the 1-Line check box to display each bill on one line rather than on two lines to make the scrolling go faster.)

    • If you dont remember the date, use the Edit menu’s Find command.

    And now, back to the Accounts Payable register window that you have in progress… .

  2. Select the bill that you want to delete by clicking anywhere in the bill.

  3. Choose Edit → Delete Bill.

    QuickBooks confirms that you really, truly want to delete the transaction. If you click OK, it dutifully deletes the bill from the A/P register.