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2472038 - You Cannot Create a New Tax Event


You cannot create a new customized Tax Event in the User Interface in Business Configuration activity Tax on Goods and Services.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Business Configuration Work Centre.
  2. Go to the Implementation Project View and select the relevant one.
  3. Open the Activity list.
  4. Navigate to Fine-tune.
  5. Search for Activity Tax on Goods and Services and open it.
  6. Open Sub-actvity Define Tax Codes.
  7. Click the Add row button.
  8. Fill in the relevant information for the customized Tax Code: Country, Tax Code (starting with "Z"), Description and Validity.
  9. Now, navigate to the Tax Event column and open the drop-down menu:
  10. Only SAP delivered Tax Events are available and there is no possibilities to create a new one.


Since Tax Events are linked to VAT Return submission forms, they are subjected to very precise legal requirements, hence no customization or modification is available for these from the User Interface.


If the addition of these new Tax Events is linked to a legal requirement or to a valid business scenario that cannot be fulfilled by using SAP delivered Tax events, this request can be forwarded to our development teams, provided there is legal provision for this addition or impaired Business Processes.

If you need to make such request, please open a case with SAP Product Support describing your business scenario in details as well as the new Tax Event needed with all relevant information pertaining to it.


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