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2913001 - Unexpected Tax Calculation for Belgium

Symptom

You are selling  or receiving products with Belgium tax code and get incorrect tax calculations in respective invoice.

Environment

SAP Business ByDesign

Reproducing the Issue

Customer invoice

  1. Navigate to the customer invoicing work center.
  2. Go to invoice requests view
  3. Search and select the respective invoice request
  4. Click on invoice button
  5. Enter product and customer master data and all other details
  6. Select a net price of 100.
  7. Navigate to the Items tab, Taxes subtab.
  8. Tax Base Amount is displayed as 98 and not 100
  9. Tax rate is 21%, so calculated amount is 20,58


 or

 Supplier invoice

  1. Navigate to the Supplier invoicing work center.
  2. Go to invoice entry view
  3. Search and select the respective purchase order or delivery
  4. Click on invoice button
  5. Enter product and supplier master data and all other details
  6. Select a net price of 100.
  7. Navigate to the Items tab, Taxes subtab.
  8. Tax Base Amount is displayed as 98 and not 100
  9. Tax rate is 21%, so calculated amount is 20,58

Cause

  • For Belgium the cash discount provided in your payment terms is considered in the tax base calculation.
  • When selecting payment terms with 2% cash discount for 14 days, the 2% will be deducted from the original value.
  • Even if the payment is done after 14 days, the tax is not reconsidered.

Resolution

This is the expected system behavior in accordance with Belgium VAT law, articles 26 and 28.

 If you do not want it then follow below steps:

Customer invoice:

  1. Open the Product master data of product used in customer invoice
  2. Navigate to the Sales tab
  3. Select the respective Sales Organisation used in customer invoice
  4. In the General Subtab, there is a check box Cash Discount Allowed
  5. Uncheck this Box
  6. Do this for each Sales Organisation required

 Supplier invoice:

  1. Navigate to the Supplier invoicing work center.
  2. Search and open the respective supplier invoice
  3. Go to Items tab
  4. Go to Basic data tab
  5. You will find cash discount relevant check box
  6. Uncheck this Box
  7. Do this for each Supplier invoice required

See Also

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Keywords

Tax Base Amount, Calculation, Values Added Tax, Belgium, Cash Discount, Payment Term, Steuerberechnung, Umsatzsteuer, Belgien, Zahlungsbedingungen, Rabatt, wrong tax base amount , belgium , KBA , AP-TTE-GLO , Cross-Country Extensions , AP-CI , Customer Invoice Processing , AP-SLO , Sales Order Processing , AP-POP , Purchase Order Processing , AP-SIP , Supplier Invoice Processing , Problem

Product

SAP Business ByDesign all versions