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1665478 - MWST format for SWITZERLAND VAT number


  • In transaction code BP for the customer master you want to maintain a Tax category for SWITZERLAND of type UID
  • Below error occurs :  

Tax code 2 is longer than 12 characters

Message no. AR103


The data you entered has a different format from that of the checks defined for specific countries.


Check your entries.

If necessary, correct your Customizing settings for the checks defined  for specific countries.



  • SAP Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
  • SAP enhancement package for SAP CRM
  • SAP enhancement package for SAP CRM, version for SAP HANA


SAP Customer Relationship Management all versions ; SAP enhancement package 1 for SAP CRM 7.0 ; SAP enhancement package 2 for SAP CRM 7.0 ; SAP enhancement package 2 for SAP CRM 7.0, version for SAP HANA ; SAP enhancement package 3 for SAP CRM 7.0 ; SAP enhancement package 4 for SAP CRM 7.0 ; mySAP ERP 2004


VAT number, Swiss, structure, tax number , KBA , CRM-BF-TAX , Tax Determination , CRM-MD-BP , Business Partners , How To

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