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2134660 - Withholding Tax Base Amount Entry Not Relevant for a Business Transaction


You are trying to create a new base amount entry for Withholding tax, however the system informs that your company is not relevant for such transaction.

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Tax Management work center.
  2. Go to Withholding Tax Base Amount Entries view.
  3. Click New -> Tax Payment.

For the selected company, the system raises an error as follows: Country <Company's country> is not relevant for this business transaction. Select a different company.


The selected company is registered under a non-localized country.

Note that, Withholding tax base amount entry only creates a base amount entry in the tax register for reporting purposes. It is only possible for countries where the Withholding tax rate is 0%, because no tax can be calculated/posted via this process.

At the moment, even if the country that you've implemented via PDI (Partner Development infrastructure) have 0% rate the error is raised, reason being that CSL (Customer-Specific Localization) enablement of manual tax entries for Withholding tax is not supported.


The system is currently working as designed.

In case you have created supplier invoices erroneously without Withholding tax, these documents should be reversed and reposted with proper Withholding tax data.

You can find further information about CSLs via Business Center and search for Localization Toolkit, or access the direct link.


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