In QuickBooks, billing statements have these limitations:
You cannot record sales tax, percentage discounts, payment items, or group
items as a separate charge on a billing statement. To bill for any of these,
you must use an invoice (the invoice total will show on the statement).
You cannot enter multiple-paragraph descriptions of services provided or
products sold (you can enter multiple-paragraph descriptions on an
You cannot group related charges together and subtotal them (you can group
and subtotal charges on an invoice).
A charge on a billing statement can represent only one item (in contrast, an
invoice can represent many items). You must enter a separate statement charge
for each service or product that you sell.
You cannot add a message such as "Thank you for your business" to
a billing statement (you can add such a message to an invoice).
Some of the customizing options that apply to invoices in QuickBooks do not
apply to billing statements. Specifically, you cannot add custom fields to the