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2478712 - Tax Code is not Determined for a Purchase Order Automatically


Tax code is empty in the Purchase order which should have been determined automatically

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Purchase Requests and Orders work center
  2. Go to Purchase Orders view
  3. Search for relavent Purchase Order
  4. Navigate to Items Tab
  5. Further go to Sub Tab Taxes
  6. Where you will see that Tax code is empty though Automatic Determination check box is checked


No Tax code exists for Tax Event ABC and Tax Rate Type XYZ for Country Code YY hence the Tax Code is not determined.



 Follow the below steps to find and maintain the correct Tax code for the respective purchase order:

A.Steps to see the Tax Rate type maintained for each product in respective Purchase Order item:

  1. Go to Products Portfolio work center
  2. Go to Products view
  3. Search for the Product appearing in the Purchase Order item
  4. Navigate to Tax tab
  5. Where you can see that for Country code YY you have maintained the Tax Rate type XYZ

B.Steps to see the Tax event relevant for Purchase Order :

  1. Go to Purchase requests and orders work center
  2. Go to Purchase orders view
  3. Select the  relavent Purchase order and select Edit
  4. Navigate to Actions button and choose Activate Tax Trace then select Save button
  5. Go to  Items tab and then go to Taxes Sub tab and Select the  link  Display appearing against the Tax Trace Details
  6. Here you can see that the Tax event is ABC appearing at the end ,For example: Domestic purchase

C.Steps to maintain the Tax Codes:

  1. Go  to Business Configuration work center
  2. Go to Implementation Projects view
  3. Select Activity list
  4. Navigate to Fine tune
  5. Show All Activities and search for Tax on Goods and Services
  6. Choose Define Tax codes
  7. You  can see that no Tax Code exists for Tax Event ABC and Tax Rate Type XYZ for Country Code YY hence the Tax Code is not determined.

So we request you to create new Tax code for the above mentioned combination


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