Bills against invoices

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Tue Oct 31 09:19:42 EST 2006

Sorry, GnuCash was not designed to do this.


Wouter van Marle <wouter at> writes:

> Dear all,
> I've a maybe peculiar problem (though I don't call it that odd) with one
> of my suppliers. We invoice and bill each other, both ways. I've a
> problem arranging payments well, using GnuCash 1.8.11.
> I have two issues here.
> 1) when I have entered a company as "Customer", I have to add them again
> as "Vendor" to enter bills from them. That's not nice.
> 2) how to pay invoices with bills?
> For example:
> I send company "Foo" an invoice for $100 for provided services.
> But besides providing services, I also purchase materials from them. So
> they send me an invoice for a shipment of say $250. Now I want to make a
> single payment to them of $150, to keep things easy for me. I haven't
> found an easy way to handle this.
> Other example:
> I sell material to company "Y", and send them an invoice for that. They
> receive the material (in my business that is after payment of the
> invoice), and material is not good, so they claim me back. Now they
> basically send me a bill of say $21 for that claim, but as I have sent
> them an invoice already for next shipment of $300, they make payment for
> the next shipment to me of $279 ($300-$21 = $279). This is also tough
> for me to book.
> Currently I book those situations though a cash account (no actual
> transactions), but it's not elegant or transparent.
> Any suggestions on this situation?
> Regards,
> Wouter van Marle
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