2563701 - Period Closed for Operational Postings When Releasing VAT Return

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2563701 - Period Closed for Operational Postings When Releasing VAT Return

Symptom

You are trying to release a new VAT Return, however a period lock error is raised, even though the period in the reporting company is open.

Environment

SAP Business ByDesign.

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Tax Management work center.
  2. Go to VAT Return view.
  3. Highlight the relevant tax return.
  4. Click Release.

The error messages are shown as follows:

'Release of tax return <ID> failed'
'Period <accounting period> in fiscal year <year> closed for closing step Operational postings'

Cause

The period for one of the companies mentioned under Company Result tab is blocked, hence the error message is raised.

Resolution

You need to check the related companies in the VAT return and check to which one the period is closed.

  1. Go to Tax Management work center.
  2. Go to VAT Return view.
  3. Open the relevant return.
  4. Click View All.
  5. Go to Companies' Results tab.

Make sure that the concerned period is open in all the related companies of this tab. After that, the period lock error is not raised.

Keywords

VAT Return. Operational Postings. Tax Management. Period Lock. , KBA , SRD-FIN-TAX , Tax Management , How To

Product

SAP Business ByDesign all versions