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2763901 - Bank Payment Advice Error 'Error while recalculating the withholding tax'

Symptom

  • You create a new Bank Payment Advice as a Posting Advice.
  • You get the following error messages:
    'Error while recalculating the withholding tax:'
    'Tax calculation failed; trigger a calculation again'
    'Amounts on Invoice XY are inconsistent' (XY represents the Invoice ID)

Environment

SAP Business ByDesign

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Liquidity Management work center.
  2. Go to the Common Tasks view.
  3. Select New Bank Payment Advice.
  4. Enter the relevant details.
  5. Under Open Items field, match the Bank Payment Advice to Invoice XY.
  6. You get the following Errors:
    'Error while recalculating the withholding tax:'
    'Tax calculation failed; trigger a calculation again'
    'Amounts on Invoice XY are inconsistent'

Cause

In the Business Configuration activity called Withholding Tax – Country, you have maintained extra Withholding Tax Codes duplicating the ones already provided by SAP.
The SAP delivered Withholding Tax Codes run from ID 1 to ID 26. 
This means that at the time of the payment, the System finds more than one valid Withholding Tax Code with the same attributes and cannot continue processing the payment because it does not know which Withholding Tax Code should be considered.

Resolution

Please remove all Withholding Tax Codes created as duplicates and keep only a unique valid Withholding Tax Code for a combination of the tax rate type with the income type.
The SAP delivered Withholding Tax Codes already offer the complete configuration.

See Also

The following KBAs can also help you if you encounter the errors stated in this document.

2478757 - Error while Recalculating the Withholding Tax – India
2744399 - Manual Clearing Error: Error while recalculating the withholding tax: Tax calculation failed; trigger a calculation again Amounts on Invoice ABC are inconsistent

1762536 - Multiple errors while creating Outgoing check

Keywords

Bank Payment Advice, Withholding Tax, Error, Recalculation, Tax Code, Inconsistent, Amount, Calculation, Liquidity, Invoice; Open Items, Posting Advice , KBA , SRD-FIN-ACP , Payables , Problem

Product

SAP Business ByDesign all versions