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2998602 - Warning Message: Document of type XXX is still open in a previous period


Following a Vat Return Run, the application log shows a warning message: Document of type XXX(XXX represents the type of document) is still open in a previous period.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Tax Management Workcenter.
  2. Select VAT Return Runs.
  3. Search for the relevant ID.
  4. Open the corresponding Application log.
  5. Navigate to the Result Tab.

Result: A warning message appears: There is 1 open item between YYY and ZZZ(YYY and ZZZ represents the dates).

Document of type is still open in a previous period.


As indicated in the warning message, the mentioned document has not been reported and is still open in a previous period. This can be verified by using the report Open VAT / Sales Tax Items.


When there are documents open in a previous period, then the option is that you can create a new VAT Correction Return to ensure that all the VAT relevant documents are reported.

The other option would be cancelling the return corresponding to that period and then running the VAT Return Run once again so that a new return is created.


Warning message; Vat Return Run , KBA , SRD-FIN-TAX , Tax Management , Problem


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