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Refunding Event Cancellations After Credit Memo Has Been Issued
Refunding Event Cancellations After Credit Memo Has Been Issued
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Written by Melisa Smith
Updated over a week ago

When you cancel an event registration, a credit memo is created.

A credit memo reduces the amount of a customer's previous invoice and can be applied to a different invoice as a payment or reduction. 

Once the event registration is canceled, handling the credit memo in your accounting practices becomes a business decision that should be based on your association's specific policies.

For example: Associations will typically use credit memos to apply the amount toward another open invoice.

However, sometimes members will simply want a refund or aren't active enough to benefit in the short-term from a credit memo. You should be familiar with your association's refund policy in order to make the right call on what to do here. 

If you determine that a refund is the best route for your member, QuickBooks Online suggests deleting the credit memo and issuing a refund receipt.

Keep in mind that this will remove the credit memo in its entirety, so be sure to double check with your accountant if you are unsure.

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