Void a check created in Xero

Learn how to void a check created in Xero for a bill, spend money transaction, credit note refund or expense claim. You might void a check created in Xero if you printed it by mistake and destroyed it, or it's stale or expired.

Access the check register and void a check

  1. In the Accounts menu, select Checks.
  2. Select the checkbox next to the check you want to void.
  3. Click Void.

    Image showing check chosen for voiding.

  4. Select one of the following:
    • Void on original check creation date (if you want to reuse the check number, also select the Permanently remove check from register checkbox).
    • Void on (specified void date).

      Image showing check void confirmation.

      Learn about the two void options

  5. Click Void check.

Learn about the two void options

When you're voiding a check created in Xero, you have two void options to choose from.

Void on original creation date

If you printed a check by mistake and destroyed it, you might select to void it on the date you created it. Xero deletes the payment transaction from your bank account in Xero.

Void on a specified void date

If a check hasn't been cashed for several months and is stale or expired, you might select to void it on a specified date. Xero reverses the payment transaction on the date you select.

You can view the payment reversal on the original payment transaction and on reports.