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2289563 - Bank Charges Paid By Field is Defaulted to Sharing of Costs and is Not Editable


While paying an employee via an Outgoing Bank Transfer you notice that the Bank Charges Paid By field is automatically defaulted to Sharing of costs and is not editable. You would like to have the ability, for example, to choose that employee won't have to pay half of the bank charges (i.e. selecting Initiator).

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Payables work center
  2. Go to Supplier Accounts view
  3. Show All Employees
  4. Select the respective employee and click View
  5. Select an open item (e.g. an expense report) and click Pay Manually By > Outgoing Bank Transfer

On Overview, under Payee Data section, notice that Bank Charges Paid By is automatically filled with Sharing of costs and the field is grayed out for changes.


The Bank Charges Paid By, also called as bank charge bearer code, is further influenced by the format of the payment.
In this case the payment format being used is very likely SEPA Credit Transfer. According to the guidelines of SEPA, the value should be Sharing of costs and hence it is defaulted and not editable.


You may choose to change the Payment Method Details to Domestic bank transfer and then the field is again editable. To achieve that you should click View All and change the Payment Method Details under Further Details section.


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