Transactions that are made in error may be voided by an Admin with appropriate permissions as long as the transaction is still at the gateway. Generally, this requires the transaction to be voided on the same business day it was entered. Voiding a transaction will stop it before it is sent to the bank to be settled, eliminating the need to potentially issue a refund.
Depending on the bank, a voided transaction can show as pending for the consumer (usually for 24 hours or less) even when it has been voided from the Community Education system. It is up to the bank to remove that pending status. On the consumer's bank information, they will not see a settled transaction then a credit. They will see the transaction as pending then that pending status will go away. You can void a payment or a refund transaction made via ACH or credit card.
Below are reasons voiding a transaction may be useful.
- Admin mistakenly charged a parent multiple times for the same fee (i.e., program registration fee)
- Admin or payer mistakenly entered an incorrect amount for a payment
- Admin mistakenly selected the wrong saved payment method when entering the transactions
- Admin mistakenly made a payment on the wrong account or enrollment
Use the following steps to Void a Payment:
- Select Finance> Payments then search for and select the payment to be voided and select Show Payment OR locate the payment in the enrollment or Child Care account show page
- Select the magnifying glass to view the payment show page.
- If the payment is able to be voided and/or you have Admin permissions to void, the Void Payment button is displayed on the right side of the screen. Select Void and confirm.
Once the payment has been voided, the payment show page will reflect that the payment was voided. When you select Show Payment, it will show which Admin User completed the void. If the payer had an email address on file, an email will automatically be sent that the payment was voided.
There are several ways you can locate a previously voided transaction:
- You can locate a voided payment under the payer's show page (Contacts > People).
- If the payment was for an enrollment, it will show as a line item on that show page (Courses > Enrollments).
- You can filter a list of payments (Finance > Payments) using the Advanced Search where the Transaction Description matches Voided with an additional filter for Deleted equals the check mark (true).
If you need assistance from Support on voiding a transaction, please contact the team as quickly as possible by phone to ensure adequate time to assist.