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2013756 - VAT Tax Return Run Error: No configuration for tax VAT, event XYZ, and rate ABC


You execute the VAT Return Run for a specific Tax Authority for a specific Country, in the application log of the run,  you get the error message: No configuration for tax VAT, event XYZ, and rate ABC.

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Tax Management work center.
  2. Go to Periodic Tasks View.
  3. Go to VAT Return Runs subview.
  4. Select the Run ID.
  5. Click on the Application Log ID.
  6. Go to Results tab.

You can see, for example, the message: No configuration for tax VAT, event Exempt Domestic Sales of Goods and Servi, and rate Reduced.

This message can be reproduced for tax return of country Switzerland.


The root cause is that in the Tax Returns for Goods and Services activity for the country in question, for the Tax Event XYZ, the Summary Layout settings are missing for the combination of VAT Tax Type and ABC Tax Rate Type mentioned in the error message. You may check from the Open VAT / Sales Tax Items report for the related periods, on some of, if not all of the open items, for example the customer invoice, you can see that many line items have tax calculation at the rate of ABC. Because the related Summary Layout is missing, so while processing these open VAT tax items, the system gives the error message.


In order to fix the error for the example of VAT return error for country Switzerland, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to Business Configuration work center.
  2. Go to Overview View.
  3. Search for Tax Returns for Goods and Services - Switzerland.
  4. Click on Product Tax Return Switzerland.
  5. Choose the Tax Return Type 1 - VAT Return.
  6. Go to Tax Event tab.
  7. Choose Exempt Domestic Sales Of Goods and Servi.
  8. In tab Summary Layout click on Add Row button and maintain a row with Tax Rate Type being Reduced

After that, execute the VAT Return Run again, you should not get the error message any more.


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