How to Fix QuickBooks Online Refund Customer Overpayment Error?

QuickBooks has made carrying out accounting activities easier for any business, whether big or small. However, the accounting record will […]

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QuickBooks has made carrying out accounting activities easier for any business, whether big or small. However, the accounting record will lead to discrepancies if something goes missing in the database. Thus, it is always recommended to keep QuickBooks updated by filling in the updated details. Most of the time, businesses have to refund vendors or customers in the event of repayment. While they repay the amount, it is not updated on QuickBooks, leading to major accounting errors.

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What is the QuickBooks Online Refund Customer Overpayment Error?

QuickBooks online refund feature allows users to record their repayments when the other party overpays them. Then, to repay the amount they overpay, you can either use the credit towards the invoice prepared, adjust the amount in the later invoice or directly refund the party by issuing a check.

No matter which way you choose, you must ensure updating details on the QuickBooks software.

Why Does Customer Overpayment Issue Occur?

The invoices prepared by customers are generally correct enough, and businesses sometimes follow the payable figures without crosschecking. As a result, they end up being paid higher amounts, which they only realize when they verify the payments made. In addition, the customers might ask you for the repayments later once the overpayment is identified. Thus, businesses need to check if the amounts received are correct or need to be refunded.

The refund is processed when the customers pay for the goods, but they might return all or a portion of it because of the lack of satisfaction from quality aspects or other reasons. For example, if a business received $200 from a customer, and the customer returns goods worth $50, the company would require refunding the $50 via check.

This Refund needs to be recorded in QuickBooks to avoid accounting errors.

Steps To Fix QuickBooks Online Refund Customer Overpayment Error

Follow the below mention steps to fix QuickBooks Online Refund Customer Overpayment Error.

Option I: Apply Credit to Invoice

To Already Created an Invoice

  • Choose + New.
  • Go to Receive Payment.
  • Select the customer seeking Refund.
  • Choose Credit.
  • Select Invoice.
  • Choose a pending invoice and include the amount overpaid in the Payment column of that invoice.
  • Click either Save and New or Save and Close.

To a New Invoice

  • Click + New.
  • Choose Invoice.
  • Prepare the invoice.
  • Again, select New.
  • Click on Receive payment.
  • Choose the credit.
  • Click on either Save and New or Save and Close.

Option II: Refund to Customers When an Invoice has been Paid

  • Choose + New.
  • Click on the Credit memo.
  • Navigate to the Customer field.
  • Choose the required customer.
  • Type in the Credit memo Date and other details, like Amount, Tax, and Product/Service for which the Refund is to be done.
  • Click on Save and Close.

Option III: Refund to Vendors When a Bill has been Paid

  • Choose + New.
  • Click on Vendor Credit.
  • Navigate to the Vendor field.
  • Choose the required vendor.
  • Type in the Credit memo Date and other details, like Amount, Tax, and Category for which the Refund is applicable.
  • Click on Save and Close.

Option IV: Refund to Vendors on a Credit Card

  • Choose + New.
  • Click on Credit Card credit.
  • Navigate to the Payee field.
  • Select the required vendor.
  • Go to the Bank/Credit account dropdown.
  • Click on the credit card where you received the Refund.
  • Type in the Credit memo Date and other details, like Amount, Tax, and Category for which the Refund is applicable.
  • Click on Save and Close.

Option V: Refund for Returned Goods/Services

  • Choose + New.
  • Choose either Refund receipt or Give Refund.
  • Go to Customer dropdown.
  • Click on the customer you need to select for Refund.
  • Click on Refund From the dropdown.
  • Choose the bank from where the Refund is to be made.
  • Go to the Product/Service section and add the products and services returned.
  • Type in the date, quantity, amount, tax, rate, and other details as asked.
  • Click on Save and Close.

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When do you Need to Process a Refund?

Before understanding how to start processing the Refund for your customer, you should know when to consider refunding. You need to refund when:

They want to redeem the open credits.
The consumers have accidentally overpaid you.
The customers have returned or cancelled an order for which they already paid.

How do QuickBooks Online Users Refund a Deposit?

The steps to refund a deposit are as follows:

Step 1: Creating Credit Memo

Choose +New.
Go to the Customers section.
Click on the Credit memo.
Choose the name of the required customer.
Type in the total of the invoice in the Amount section. This will include the deposit amount as well.
Click on Save and Close.

Step 2: Creating a Check to Refund

Choose +New.
Go to the Vendors section.
Click on Check.
Choose the required customer in the Payee field.
Go to Category details.
Click on the Category dropdown.
Select Accounts Receivable.
Enter the deposit amount to be refunded in the Amount field.
Click on Save and Close.

Step 3: Recording Payment

Choose +New.
Go to the Customers section.
Select receive Payment.
Click on the name of the required customer on the invoice.
Check the Outstanding Transactions section.
Make sure the total credits is equal to the credit memo and invoice.
Tick the checkboxes for credit memo and invoice in the same section.
Click on Save and Close.

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