Accounting: Customers + Vendors: Vendors: Refunds


This document covers creating a Vendor Refund within the Accounting app of Odoo 16


To get started, navigate to the Accounting app.

We handle vendor refunds the same way as customer invoice credit notes. In fact, we recommend you read that document first. 

While we can manually record a refund through Vendors > Refunds, we recommend recording a refund directly from the posted, paid bill. To do so, go to VENDORS > BILLS. Once there, select the bill to record a refund for. 


This will open a modal to create the Credit Note.

Reason: Enter a reason for the refund.

Reversal Date:  Choose to either enter a specific date or to use the journal entry date. 

Use Specific Journal: To record the refund to a journal different from what the payment was recorded to, select that journal here.

Refund Date: This field only displays if you choose "Specific" as the reversal date. It will default to today's date.

When ready, click REVERSE

This will create a Draft invoice that needs to be confirmed to complete the workflow, click CONFIRM to move the invoice from a Draft to a Posted state. 

An added benefit to creating a credit note from within a bill is that Odoo will automatically create a reverse entry on the journal that zeroes or balances out the items made by the original bill. By clicking on the Journal Items tab, we will see just that in the Credit column to balance out the Debit.