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3017574 - Unexpected Tax Code 501 for a Service Item in Intercompany EU Customer Invoice

Symptom

You created a manual invoice with a service item in an intercompany scenario with both parties based in Europe. In our example the Account is in Germany and the Seller is in Austria.

You expected the Tax Code 530 (EU Sale of Services - Transferred VAT Liability) to be automatically determined. Instead the Tax Code 501 (Domestic sale - standard rate) is determined by the system.

Environment

SAP Business ByDesign

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Customer Invoicing work center.
  2. Go to the Invoice Documents view.
  3. Select the Invoice ABC you created (ABC represents the ID of the customer invoice) and click Edit.
  4. Go to the Items tab.
  5. Go to the Taxes sub-tab.
  6. You can see the Tax Code determined is: Tax Code 501 - Domestic sale - standard rate.

Cause

You can see the Customer's Tax Registration is empty in the invoice. It is because you have not maintained the VAT Registration Number in the Account Master Data. Therefore the tax determination is only based on the Seller's tax registration and it is considered as a domestic sale.

Resolution

You need to maintain the VAT Registration Number in the Account Master Data:

  1. Go to the Account Management work center.
  2. Go to the Accounts view.
  3. Search for the Account DEF (DEF represents the ID of the account) and click Edit.
  4. Go to the Financials tab - Tax Data sub tab.
  5. Maintain a VAT Registration Number in Germany.
  6. Save.

Now when you create a new invoice with the same data, the Tax Code automatically determined is: 530 - EU Sale of Services - Transferred VAT Liability.

Keywords

Customer's Tax Registration, empty, Identification fiscale du client, vide, facture, TVA , KBA , SRD-CRM-INV , Customer Invoicing , AP-CI-CI , Customer Invoice , Problem

Product

SAP Business ByDesign all versions