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2281522 - Spain VAT Return Preview Disabled/Greyed Out


For the Country of Tax Authority: ES - Spain, Preview button is disabled for VAT Return 123 with the Tax Return Status as In Preparation.

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Tax Management work center.
  2. Go to the Tax Returns view.
  3. Select the VAT returns subview.

You can see the VAT returns 123 with In Preparation status and the Preview button disabled/greyed.


  1. In the Tax Management workcenter navigate to the Tax Authorities view.
  2. Select the Tax Authority and country Spain and press Edit - Company Tax Arrangements.
  3. In the Tax Return Arrangements subtab for your Tax Return Arrangement ID XYZ

You notice that Electronic Submission indicator is set.


Electronic Submission,This indicator is set if for the selected tax return type the tax returns that are submitted to the tax authorities electronically or in an electronic file and because Form output is not supported for electronic submissions, Preview button is disabled.


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