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2037349 - Error While Posting Supplier Invoices:Tax code only valid for import VAT items


An error appears while trying to post a Supplier Invoice : Tax code only valid for import VAT items.

Note: You have used the Tax Code specific to Imports.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Supplier Invoicing work center.
  2. Go to the Invoice Entry view.
  3. Select the relevant Purchase Order.
  4. Select New Invoice and fill the mandatory details.
  5. Select Check.

The error "Tax code only valid for import VAT items" appears.


The Import VAT tax code is not valid for Item type : Invoice Items. It is only valid for import items.You can check the item type under Items-> Basic Data-> Item Type.


This is the expected behavior. When you import goods and the billing of the goods for these items along with separate Tax, we can create a Customs Duty Invoice and assign the Tax code along with the Purchase Order Reference in the Items Tab. The customs duty invoices cannot be created with reference to a Purchase Order from the Invoice Entry screen.  You have to manually create the Supplier Invoice from the common tasks view.

Alternatively, you can create a Supplier invoice with items of Item Type Import VAT debit Item and use this tax code.


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