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2500275 - VAT Return for SII Remains with Submission Status as In Preparation


You have set up the system to process VAT returns based on the SII (Suministro Inmediato de Información) scenario, however once you submit the return to the tax authority the system does not send back the CSV number nor changes the submission and approval status.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Tax Management work center.
  2. Go to the Tax Returns view.
  3. Select the VAT Returns subview.
  4. Show Reported Tax Returns Not Relevant For Payment.
  5. Select the Tax Returns ID XXX (XXX stands for the ID of the Tax Return).

Under Status, you have the below:

  • Tax Return Status: Reported.
  • Submission Status: In Preparation.
  • Approval Status: Not Started.


One of the causes for this behavior is the missing of the key pair for the certificate in the communication arrangement.


To maintain the required data, please follow below steps:

  1. Go to the Application and User Management work center.
  2. Go to the Input and Output Management view.
  3. Select the Communication Arrangements subview.
  4. Select the Communication Scenario Send SII Tax Data to AEAT.
  5. Select Edit.
  6. Select the Technical Data tab.
  7. Select  Edit Credentials.

The certification box of the Authentication is empty. Please, maintain the certificate key pair accordingly.


SII, SII - Outgoing Invoices, Submission, Tax Return, VAT Return, Spain. , KBA , SRD-FIN-GLO-TAX , GLO - Tax Declaration , How To


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