Send a bill from Xero to Xero

If you've received a contact's Xero network key and added it to their contact details, you can send them a bill from Xero to Xero. This creates a draft sales invoice in their organisation. You can send bills that are awaiting payment, and don't have any transactions recorded against them (for example, payments or tax adjustments). Otherwise, you can email the bill instead.

Your user role determines if you can send a bill from Xero to Xero.

Sending a bill using Xero to Xero

When a bill is sent through the Xero to Xero network, neither the account code or tax rate entered by the source organisation are applied to the resulting draft bill in the recipient organisation. Xero does not assume that the tax rates or chart of accounts set up in the receiving organisation are the same as in the sending organisation.
  1. Add a new bill and approve it, or view a bill that is awaiting payment.
  2. Click Send, then click OK.

The bill displays the legal or trading name of your contact, not their display name.

Only resend a Xero to Xero bill if your contact deletes it from their Xero organisation and they ask for another one.

Sending a bill in a foreign currency using Xero to Xero

If you have a pricing plan with multi-currency, you can send a bill in a foreign currency using Xero to Xero. The recipient receives it either in the same currency if they also use multi-currency, or in their base currency.

  • If both organisations use multi-currency and the recipient has added the currency to their organisation, the bill is received in that currency for the same amount. Once approved, the gain/loss information on the bill will be relevant to the exchange rate used by that organisation.
  • If both organisations use multi-currency but the receiving organisation hasn't setup the bill currency, then that currency will automatically be added to their list of currencies.
  • If you send a Xero to Xero bill to an organisation without multi-currency, they will receive it in their base currency. The recipient will have to manually convert it to the amount of the foreign currency bill so that the correct payment is made.