Credit notes are official documents prepared by the supplier to be given to the purchaser.

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Acknowledgment of Return of Goods

In return for a Debit Note, suppliers issue a Credit Note to accept the goods returned formally and to record the amount accountable for these goods.

In the seller’s Journal Entries, this Sales Return will be recorded.

Sales Return Account

Correcting Overstated Invoice

Suppliers may also issue a Credit Note within 30 days to rectify previous invoices that had overstated the amount that the purchasers have to pay.

What happens after issuing a Credit Note?

Upon receiving or issuing a credit note, you can check your Aged Payables Summary or Aged Receivables Summary to view the amounts you owe and are owed to you.