realizar el abono (de una factura)

13:49 Jan 27, 2021
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Business/Commerce (general)
Spanish term or phrase: realizar el abono (de una factura)
This appears in a letter from a company to their client.

Según conversación telefónica mantenida, sirva el presente para dejar constancia expresa de su petición a XXX (the company) de realizar el abono de XXXXXXXX las facturas emitidas a nombre de XXXXXXXXXXXX , con DNI/CIF _________________, bajo el número de cliente XXXXXXXX, para ser refacturadas a nombre “XXX", con DNI/CIF XXXXXXXX y bajo el número de cliente XXXXXXXX.

Para poder realizar esta petición y tramitar el traspaso del saldo a favor por las facturas abonadas entre las cuentas implicadas, será necesario que ...

Could credit be the correct translation? As in, the money already paid is 'credited' to the customer's account to then be reinvoiced to a different customer/under a different name?
Michael Purvis


Summary of answers provided
4 +1cancel (the invoice)/issue a credit note
Shilpa Baliga
4 +1settle (the) payment (of an invoice)
neilmac
4reimburse the payment
Steven Huddleston


Discussion entries: 5





  

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3 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
reimburse the payment


Explanation:
Given the additional context provided, it seems we are talking about returning a payment, and then reissuing the invoice.

Example sentence(s):
  • ...to reimburse the payment [made] by XXXXXXXX for the invoices...
Steven Huddleston
Mexico
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4 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
settle (the) payment (of an invoice)


Explanation:
The meaning is usually simply to pay or make payment.
From the specific context given it looks like they are asking the person to make the payment and then reissue the invoice/s under another name.
I don't see anything specifically mentioned about "credit" there - but you never know....

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Note added at 4 hrs (2021-01-27 18:13:34 GMT)
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After looking at the discussion, it seems the client does want the biller to cancel the initial invoice, which may or may not have been paid, and reissue it again with the details and customer number cited.
It is still an odd use of "abonar" tho...

Example sentence(s):
  • The ability to settle payment of an invoice in a single step,...
  • In the event a customer ... does not settle payment of an invoice...
neilmac
Spain
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agree  Patricia Fierro, M. Sc.
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19 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
cancel (the invoice)/issue a credit note


Explanation:
This happened to me this very week (in Spain), much to the chagrin of my accountant. A client omitted to enter one of my 2020 invoices into his books, and now wants me to cancel it and reissue an invoice for the same amount, but dated in 2021. Grr.


    https://www.holded.com/blog/how-to-cancel-an-invoice-issued-by-mistake
Shilpa Baliga
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish

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agree  bigedsenior
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