Learn when and how to fix a contractor payment. You can cancel or void paper or direct deposit payments after they’re submitted.
Need to delete or void an employee paycheck or direct deposit? See Delete or void paychecks after they’re sent.
Should I void or delete a payment?
- Delete a payment: This removes the payment from your records. You can delete payments if you haven't sent your payments to us yet.
- Void a payment: This changes your payment dollar amount to zero. You may need to make adjustments to balance your books. This doesn't stop a direct deposit from processing and doesn't return funds to you. You may not be able to void payments already offloaded or processed.
Delete or void contractor payment
Depending on your processing time and product, you may be able to delete or void a payment.
Choose your service below for steps on how to cancel your payments.
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Reverse a contractor direct deposit payment
If you accidentally paid your contractor twice or paid the wrong contractor, you may be able to request a direct deposit to get the money back.
Returned contractor payments
If the contractor's direct deposit payment has been returned, you can Create a Journal Entry to void this transaction in your QuickBooks Online. The funds will be posted back to your bank account, and then you can resend the direct deposit payment or hand a paper check to your contractor.