# Difference Between Debit Note vs. Credit Note

### Comparison Chart

 Debit Note Credit Note Sent/Received The debit note is the document that is issued by the purchaser to the vendor. The credit note is a financial document that is issued by the vendor to the purchaser. Usage Debit Note issued by the purchaser to the vendor while returning the goods. Credit Note tells that vendor has received the goods returned by the purchaser. Ink The debit note is usually written in blue ink. The credit note is usually written in red ink.

### What is Debit Note?

Debit Note is the debit memo or the debit memorandum, which is issued by the purchaser to the vendor. The debit note tells the details about the amount debited from the vendor’s account and the reasons behind it are also mentioned. The purchaser sends this document to the vendor and tells him that the debit has been made to his account by the purchaser. Along with this debit note, he/she mentions the detailed reason for doing so. There can be multiple reasons for issuing the debit note; most primarily the purchaser sends this note to the vendor after he overcharges his account. The other prominent usage is when the goods bought by the purchaser are returned to the seller. In some cases, the purchaser sends the debit note after the vendor is undercharging his account due to the uncertain reasons. Most often, the debit note, which shows the positive amount is sent when the purchaser return goods on credit. The debit note is prepared like the regular invoice; it mainly tells about the debit done in the account of the seller. Other than that, it also mentions the detailed reasons for the debit made. The debit note is usually written in blue ink.