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2296199 - VAT Return Release Error: Delete Tax Return PQR and Reschedule Tax Return Run/ Payment Amount not Equal to Total of Tax Items to be Cleared

Symptom

You are trying to release a Tax Return but system gives the error as

Delete tax return PQR and reschedule tax return run XYZ / Payment amount not equal to total of tax items to be cleared.

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Tax Management work center.
  2. Go to the Tax Returns view of the respective tax return type, e.g:VAT Returns.
  3. Select your Tax Return and click Release.

Cause

When the tax return created is with the status in-preparation, and if some addtional tax relevant documents are posted which are valid for your reporting period then you will get the above error as your Applicable Tax Amount and Total Tax Amount do not match.

Resolution

Choose the Open VAT / Sales Tax Items report and fill the selection and execute the report, you will find that Applicable Tax Amount in this report and Total Tax Amount shown In Preparation VAT Returns does not match.

  1. Go to Tax Management work center.
  2. Go to the Tax Returns view of the respective tax return type, e.g:VAT Returns.
  3. Select your Tax Return PQR and click on Delete.
  4. Navigate back to VAT Return Runs XYZ and reschedule the run.

Now the total Total Tax Amount shown in VAT Return in-preparation status and in the Applicable Tax Amount in Open VAT / Sales Tax Items report matches.

In case the error still shows and you do find tax-effective documents for the relevant time-frame in both reports Reported VAT / Sales Tax Items AND Open VAT / Sales Tax Items - Please log a Support-Incident.

Keywords

KBA , SRD-FIN-TAX , Tax Management , How To

Product

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