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Void Invoice in UAE

A void invoice is a corrective measure that keeps an invoice as part of the accounting or financial record, however, its impact is actually null or zero on the accounting records and financial reporting.

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It is important to note that voiding an invoice is different from deleting the invoice. Deleting an invoice does not keep any trace of the invoice in the accounting system. On the other hand, voiding an invoice still keeps traces of the record, such as invoice number sequence. However, a void invoice makes an impact of null or zero on the accounting record.

Usually, a business may need to void an invoice due to an error, misstatement, inaccuracy, invalidity or some other undefined reason.

The concept of void invoices is more prevalent when using accounting software that comes with the capability to receive payment in a connected bank account. When the invoice is made void, the customer will be unable to make payment. Instead, in order to get paid from that particular customer, the business will need to reissue the invoice.

Next will be a discussion on the use of a void invoice.

Why are Void Invoices Used

In the following situations, use of a void invoice is ideal:

How to Void an Invoice


Voiding an invoice means that its impact is made null or zero, without having to delete it. The basic details of the invoice, such as invoice number, date, and overall structure, remain part of the accounting system, however, its impact on the accounting record and financial reporting is null or zero.

The business can opt to void the invoice in the case of transaction cancellation, invoice duplication or as part of some corrective measure to fix the invoice.

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