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2543113 - Error Message Only Positive Total Tax Amount Permitted in Supplier Invoice With Credit Memo Item and Invoice Item

Symptom

When you create a Supplier Invoice with Credit Memo Item and Invoice Item you receive the error message Only positive total tax amount permitted.

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Supplier Invoicing work center.
  2. Go to the Common Tasks view.
  3. Select New Invoice without Purchase Order.
  4. Complete the relevant data.
  5. In the Items Tab, add 2 lines for Credit Memo and 1 line Invoice Item.

You have the error message: Only positive total tax amount permitted.

Cause

The system does not support a negative tax amount. This is an expected system behavior.

Resolution

As a workaround you can create two separate documents one for Invoice Items, and the other for Credit Memo Items.

Keywords

KBA , supplier invoice , credit memo item , only positive total tax amount permitted , invoice item , SRD-FIN-ERM , Travel and Expense Management , How To

Product

SAP BUSINESS BYDESIGN 1708