When trying to release VAT Return XYZ in the VAT Return view of the Tax Management workcenter three error messages appear:
- Tax payable amount for XYZ not correct.
- Amount XYZ in cover document XYZ unequal to amount XYZ in tax return XYZ.
- Release of tax return XYZ failed.
Reproducing the Issue
- Go to the Tax Management workcenter.
- Open the VAT Returns view.
- Try to release Tax Return ID XYZ.
- Receive error messages:
- Tax payable amount for XYZ not correct
- Amount XYZ in cover document XYZ unequal to amount XYZ in tax return XYZ
- Release of tax return XYZ failed
This is caused by different Tax Due Dates for the Supplier Invoice and the Supplier Invoice Item. The system always takes the Tax Due Date with the highest priority. In this case, the one maintained on the Supplier Invoice Item.
If there is no Tax Due Date maintained on the Supplier Invoice item, then the header Supplier Invoice Tax Due Date is used.
In the case there is also no Tax Due Date maintained. Then the posting date is applied.
If the Purchase Order has a Tax Due Date maintained on the item node , this is getting copied to the Supplier Invoice - Item node.
The Supplier Invoice might contain several items with different Purchase Order and there for different Tax Due Dates references.
This leads to problematic Tax Return - processing.
At the moment, this can only be fixed with a backend correction in the Tax Register for the Tax Due Date maintained the Supplier Invoice - Item node.
After the backend correction cancel VAT Return-ID XYZ and reschedule the VAT Return Run XYZ to create a new VAT Return.
To avoid this issue in the future use the Tax Due Date - functionality in the Supplier Invoice, as this is much more consistent. Check in all connected Purchase Orders for maintained Tax Due Dates on the item node and delete them.
SAP Cloud Support can correct instances with a specific backend script. Please open an incident and refer to this Case Document.
KBA , SRD-FIN-TAX , Tax Management , Product Enhancement