QB Issue Resolution:
There is no need for Journal Entry which does not properly work with A/R. You will need to delete JE. And, credit memo is not needed.
You need to go through “Receive Payments” process and write off A/R against the bad dept expense rather than shown as actual cash or check form of payment.
GO to Customers > select Receive Payments > select Customer from Receive Payments > check Invoice to write off > make sure to enter amount is zero under Payment column (because there is no actual payment) > select “Discounts & Credits” >
Amount of Discount = total invoice amount to write off
Discount Account = Bad Debt Expense account
Click DONE (will notice w/o amount shown under “Discount” column
Follow the rest of steps per QB instructions and SAVE
Resolution for Issue 'Bad Debt write off?' available: Yes (Solved).
Source: Intuit Community forum.
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