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2449960 - Excise Tax Only Available for India


You are trying to set up excise taxes for e.g. Canada or United States, however a scoping error is raised.

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Business Configuration work center 
  2. Go to Implementation projects view.
  3. Open activity list.
  4. Open activity Tax on Goods and Services
  5. Click Define Excise Tax classification

The following error is raised: Excise Tax not Scoped in System; Maintenance of Excise Tax not possible


Excise tax is not scoped in the system


Currently, excise tax is only available for India.

In order to activate this set up for India, you may follow below steps:

  1. Go to Business Configuration work center
  2. Go to Implementation Projects view
  3. Open the project's scope.
  4. Navigate to step 4 - Questions.
  5. Expand Sales -> Sales and Service Invoicing
  6. Mark the checkbox for the question Do you want Excise Tax Distribution Add-on for India?

This excise tax is only available for India on absolute price and not on volumes.


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