How to reverse payment recorded for an invoice due to check bounce?

Modified on: Tue, 1 Aug, 2023 at 3:59 PM


How to reverse offline payment?

How to reverse check payment?

How to reverse payment on a paid invoice?

After manually recording the payment, my customer’s check got bounced. How do I revert back the status from paid?


The Reverse Transaction option can be used when a payment is collected via check and if the check bounces.

While using this option, the following points should be considered:

  • If the payment has been applied to an invoice, the payment should be removed from the invoice. This can be done using the Remove option.
  • You would then have to use the Reverse Transaction option to mark a reversal against this invoice.
  • A new reverse transaction will be created. This transaction will be applied to the existing transaction, and the unused amount will be removed.

Chargebee provides you with the flexibility to manage your offline transactions. Chargebee lets you revert the invoice status from ‘Paid’ by deleting the payments, and you can mark the transaction as ‘Reverse Payment’.


You will be able to revert the invoice status and the recorded transaction from the invoice details page. 

Navigate to the invoices index page on the Chargebee app. Select the specific invoice and scroll down to the Payments and Credits section > Click on the ellipsis (...)> Click Remove (refer to the screenshot below)

Once removed, in the Activity Log, the recent log will be recorded for the payment removed. Click on the transaction (hyperlink in blue color).

Now, you will be redirected to the transaction page and you will find the option ‘Reverse Payment’. You can record the transaction reversal here.

Once the check transaction has been reversed, you will get a unique transaction ID with the confirmation status.

To perform bulk operation, Click Settings > Import & Export Data > Choose a Bulk Operation >
Delete an offline transaction. Follow the steps here for more information.

Note: If a Payment Reversal has been deleted, the unused amount of the reference payment transaction will be increased.

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