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Does refunded double payment count to turnover?

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Does refunded double payment count to turnover?

Postby Oldtramp » Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:57 am

A client paid the same invoice - for about £1000 - twice over. Being an honest soul, I refunded the second payment.

How do I handle this when preparing accounts? Do I:

Ignore it ---- it was an error that was corrected at nil cost?
Show on the accounts as a credit and an equal expense?

It's material because my self employed income (as a sole trader, in context) in relatively close to the VAT registration limit and the latter approach uselessly adds the £1000 to turnover...... meaning that I'd prefer not to do it unless the law says that I must.

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Re: Does refunded double payment count to turnover?

Postby pawncob » Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:30 pm

Just contra it against sales.
With a pinch of salt take what I say, but don't exceed your RDA

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