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2507805 - French VAT Return: Form Box 07- Achats en Franchise missing from the Tax Return tab in the User Interface


You execute a VAT Return for France and notice that the expected Form Box Code 07- Achats en Franchise (Tax exemption purchases) is not displayed in the Tax Return tab of the VAT Return as you would expect it.

If you try to map this specific Form Box to a Tax Event in Business Configuration Activity Tax on Goods and Services - France, it is not possible either.

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Tax Management Work Centre.
  2. Go to Tax Returns View and open VAT Returns.
  3. Show all Tax Returns an select Return ABC (where A stands for the TAx Retrun ID).
  4. Click on View All.
  5. Navigate to the Tax Return tab.
  6. In the Tax Box Code column scroll down to find 07 -  Tax exemption purchases.

It is not displayed anywhere in Column Tax Box Code

  1. Now, click on Preview button.
  2. Scroll down and find 07 - Tax exemption purchases field.


This is the expected system behaviour. The Tax Return tab from the User Interface does not always reflect the VAT Return form to be given to the Fiscal Authorities.

07 is a box that holds a calculated amount and that is why there cannot be a direct mapping to it in Business Configuration as it is filled in with amounts coming from other UI Tax Box Codes.

Following your VAT Return, if any amount needs to be derived in Box 07 on the form, it will be calculated accordingly and filled in the form.


To check this behaviour, you can do the following test:

  1. Create a Supplier Invoice with the appropriate Tax Code: 8 - Exempted Domestic Purchase - Goods, for instance.
  2. Execute a new VAT Return for the period including this invoice.
  3. Open this VAT Return, navigate to the Tax Return tab.
  4. Scroll down to find Tax Box Code 07B Not taxable Regularizations.

You can see that the amount reported here is the same as on the Supplier Invoice.

  1. Select this line, click on the Details button.

The Supplier Invoice is maintained theere as well and is asociated to Tax Event 30 - Exempt Domestic Purchase of Goods.

  1. Now, open the VAT Return form by clicking on the Preview button.

Field 07 TAx Exemption purchases is also fille din with the same amount as on the Supplier Invoice


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