how to void a check in QuickBooks

how to void a check in quickbooks 2020

Do you wish to learn how to void a check in QuickBooks? Or you are looking for how to void a check in QuickBooks 2019/2020?

Then, you are in the right place.

In a couple of minutes, you will get to know why and what happens when I void a check in QuickBooks.

Voiding a check seems to come up when you had a mistake on a check meant to be used for payment to invoices or clients using QuickBooks.

Perhaps, such mistakes might include, giving the check to the wrong person or entering the wrong amount on the check.

Then, you need to void this check using the QuickBooks before finalizing the transactions.

However, once this is done, the check’s amount turns to zero, while the voided check along with the check details becomes a record of a voided transaction.

Let’s quickly see the possible ways on how to void a check in QuickBooks 2020.

 

How to Void a Check in QuickBooks

  1. First, locate the menu as “Banking“, click and then select “Use Register.” Then, you click on the account where the check details were written from.
  2. Next, you click and select the check number you want to void.
  3. Now, click “Edit” and select “Void Check“. A notification will come up asking if you’re going to void the check in the current date, click “Yes“. 
  4. Clicking yes will make the check’s amount change to zero and updates the company’s journal with the current period the check was voided on.
  5. Otherwise, you can select “No” if you only want the check to be voided using the date it was initially written on but will not update the company’s journal and the check shows voided.
  6. Finally, you click on “Record” to finalize the void.

 

How to Void a Paper Check in QuickBooks

  1. On your Quickbook, click on “Banking” and select “Write Checks.” Under the Expenses section, you click on the account where the check was written from.
  2. Now, carefully fill the fields using the “Check number” with the one in the paper check, enter “0.00” in the space for “$”, date, and fill “Pay to the order of” with the payee’s name.
  3. Now, click “Edit” and select “Void Check“. A notification will come up asking if you want to void the check in the current date, click “Yes“. 
  4. Clicking yes will make the check’s amount change to zero and updates the company’s journal with the current period the check was voided on.
  5. Otherwise, you can select “No” if you only want the check to be voided using the date it was initially written on but will not update the company’s journal and the check shows voided.
  6. Finally, you click on “Record” to finalize the void.

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How to Void a Payroll Check in QuickBooks

  1. On your QuickBooks, click on “Employees” or if you are using another payroll service, click on the “Payroll Center” icon.
  2. If you are using the QuickBooks, click on “Void Paychecks” but for other payroll services; locate the down arrow close to “Related Payroll Activities” and then select “Void Paychecks“.
  3. Next, find the “Show Paychecks From and Through” option and enter a date range showing the payment period the check was written in. Hover around to display the checks with that payment date/period.
  4. Now, select the paycheck you want to void and click on the “Void” button. A notice pops-up, follow the instructions and then confirm the process. 
  5. Once the void process is done, the amount on the check turns to zero, and it will show “Void” in the Memo area of the check.
  6. When you are prompted to close the void screen, click “Done“.

 

How to Delete a check in QuickBooks

  1. If you don’t want to void a check, you can still delete it. To delete, click on “Banking“.
  2. Locate “Use Register” and then click on the account where the check details were gotten from.
  3. Click on the check number and select the check you wanted to void for deleting.
  4. Click on “Edit” and select “Delete Check“.
  5. Finally, you click on “Record” to complete the process of deleting the check.

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So, this is everything you need to know on how to void a check in QuickBooks 2019/2020 including ways to void other forms of a check.

If you are still waiting or thinking of how to cancel that check, take advantage of this guide today and see that check being cancelled off.

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