If you have created a sales invoice in Xero that you no longer need to send to your client, you can simply void it. In this short tutorial, we will void an unpaid sales invoice in Xero’s demo company.

You can copy the steps taken here by using the Demo Company in your Xero account. To learn more about invoicing in Xero, please see our tutorials on sales invoices in Xero.

Sales Invoices Section in Xero

To get to the right place in Xero, go to Business → Sales overview from the main menu:


Now click on the Awaiting Payment section to see all the sales invoices that have been created but not paid by the customers:


How to Void a Sales Invoice in Xero

Next, click anywhere on the row of the first invoice to Bayside Club to open the invoice:


To void the invoice, click on the Invoice Options button on the top right-hand side of the screen and choose Void from the list:


A pop-up box will appear asking you to confirm that you want to void the invoice. Click on OK when you are sure you want to proceed:


The invoice should now be voided. If you want to check that the invoice has been successfully voided, click on the View Invoice link in the message that appears:


You’re All Set!

That’s it for this lesson. For more helpful tutorials on sales invoices in Xero, please follow this link. For other Xero tutorials, please click here.