Deleting Refunded Payments - Bank Deposit Totals

With iClassPro’s ledger system, the full history tracking comes in really handy. But in the case where an employee took a payment, refunded it, then deleted it—we ran into a bit of a pickle. Why? Because now you have 3 actions, which have no mathematical way to even out at the end of the day.

So when you delete a payment that has been refunded, we automatically delete the refund transaction as well to balance the ledger. Here’s a snapshot of what really happens:

  • Take the payment           + $108
  • Refund the payment       -  $108
  • Delete the payment        -  $108
  • Auto-Delete the refund   + $108

More specifically, here’s how the transactions will look in your Bank Deposit Report.



  Entry 1 - This entry represents the original payment with a note about when the payment was deleted "Deleted On (DELETED DATE) Check#"

  Entry 2 - This entry represents the payment being deleted with a note referencing the original payment date "Deleted Payment (PAYMENT DATE) Check#"

  Entry 3 - This entry represents refunding the payment with a note about the deleted date  "Deleted On (DELETED DATE) Refund (REFUND DATE) Check #"

  Entry 4 - This entry balances the deleted refund with a note about when it was deleted "Deleted Refund (DELETED DATE)"

Why add back a positive $108 when we delete the refunded amount?

Because when you delete a refund, in the grand scheme of things, you are pretending as if you never gave back the money to the customer in the first place.

(Please note that if you did refund the payment, deleting it will not change the transactions that have taken place. It is simply a record keeping option at this point.)

How does that figure into the Bank Deposit totals?

Good question. You’ve got a sharp eye!  But we already thought about that. 

We wouldn’t want the deleted transactions to inflate your income for the day (in reality, you were still only paid a total of $108 and refunded $108, not $216). Therefore, if a payment has been refunded then deleted, we simply let the extra two entries for the deletion cancel each other out and fall off the report for subtotals.

We just keep them around in the report to maintain the full history of the transaction.

Review the totals below for a visual explanation:


The Program Deposit Split, will also show the full history of the payment, divided into program totals

Don't worry, the totals still match between the reports.


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