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2238131 - Legal Changes for Tax Return Type VAT Return are Effective as of MM-DD-YYYY. Adjust the Reporting Period

Symptom

You create a tax return run for a specific period and year in the work center Tax Management. But the completion of the run fails and therefore the creation of the relevant VAT return is not possible. The system throws the following error message:

Legal changes for tax return type VAT Return are effective as of MM-DD-YYYY. Adjust the reporting period accordingly.

However, tax law has not been changed at the relevant date.

Environment

SAP Business ByDesign

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Tax Management work center.
  2. Go to the Common Tasks view.
  3. Go to the New Tax Return Run subview.
  4. Enter a Run Description and relevant variables like Tax Return Arrangement ID, Period and Year.
  5. Maintain first day of the maintained period as From date and last day of the period as To date.
  6. As soon as the mentioned dates are entered the following error message occurs: Legal changes for tax return type VAT Return are effective as of MM-DD-YYYY. Adjust the reporting period accordingly. The date MM-DD-YYYY is included in the maintained time frame.

Cause

At least one tax event has been changed for the mentioned date and a dependent tax type has a Valid From date MM-DD-YYYY.  This is visible in the business configuration activity Tax Returns for Goods and Services for the relevant country under link Product Tax Return - XXX and tab Tax Event (XXX represents the relevant country name).

Resolution

To solve the issue, create two tax return runs for the specific period and year.

  1. Go to the Tax Management work center.
  2. Go to the Common Tasks view.
  3. Go to the New Tax Return Run subview.
  4. Enter Run Description and relevant variables like Tax Return Arrangement ID, Period and Year.
  5. Maintain first date of the period as From date and the day before MM-DD-YYYY as To date.
  6. Select Save and Close
  1. Go to the Tax Management work center.
  2. Go to the Common Tasks view.
  3. Go to the New Tax Return Run subview.
  4. Enter Run Description and relevant variables like Tax Return Arrangement ID, Period and Year.
  5. Maintain MM-DD-YYYY as From date and the last day of the period as To date.
  6. Select Save and Close

You are now able to activate and execute the tax return runs for the specific period and year without getting any error message.

Keywords

VAT return run; legal changes; tax return type; reporting period , KBA , ajoutez la période de reporting en consé , les modifications légales pour type décl , SRD-FIN-TAX , Tax Management , How To

Product

SAP Business ByDesign all versions