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2533797 - Accounting Posting for the Zero Balance Customer Invoice

Symptom

You have posted a customer invoice with the zero balance and you are not clear of the journal entry posting done in the system.

Environment

SAP Business Bydesign

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to General Ledger work center.
  2. Under Journal Entries view select Journal Entries.
  3. Search with the Source Document of your customer invoice and click on the corresponding Journal Entry ID.

You observe that

  • Both the debit and credit lines are posting to same general ledger account i.e., to Sales Ledger account.

Sample:

800000 - Net Sales Domestic 0,00 USD Debit

800000 - Net Sales Domestic 0,00 USD Credit

  • If you compare with other customer invoice posting which is posted with some value, the debit postings are going to Accounts Receivable ledger account.

140000 - Trade Receivables - Domestic 10,000.50 USD Debit

800000 - Net Sales Domestic 10,000.50 USD Credit.

  • Another case is customer invoice with zero amount is posted as below

800000 - Net Sales Domestic 10,000.50 USD Credit.

200101 - Foreign Currency Rounding Differences A/C Debit

Cause

Only for the zero amount invoices the logic is modified and a debit line will post to the same general ledger account which you have it on the credit side.

Since it’s a zero amount invoice it makes no difference to have both Accounts Receivable account.

Also, in case of a zero amount Customer Invoice, one is going on differences revenue account and if this is not maintained it gives an error related to account determination not being maintained.

If the customer invoice with zero amount has more then one line, system will post the journal entry with both debit and credit to sales ledger account.

If the customer invoice with zero amount has only one line, system will post the journal entry with debit to Foreign Currency Rounding Differences and credit sales ledger account. You can also refer to KBA 2316947.

Resolution

This is the current system behavior.

Keywords

Customer Invoice with Zero Amount, 零金额客户发票过账 , KBA , SRD-FIN-GL , General Ledger , How To

Product

SAP Business ByDesign all versions