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2601756 - How To Translate The Value Added Tax To A Required Language On A Document


You are working on a document (Sales Order, Customer Invoice) in a specific language and expect the Tax Description to be translated in that language for the preview forms.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Sales Order work center.
  2. Create a new Sales Order from the Common Tasks.
  3. Add the mandatory details and the products.
  4. Save the Sales Order.
  5. Click on Preview.

The Value Added Tax Description is shown in English.


The configurations has not been maintained in the Business Configuration and hence, the translations do not work as expected.


  1. Go to the Business Configuration work center.
  2. Go to the Overview view.
  3. Search for the Configure Price Strategy activity.
  4. Open the activity and select Configure Pricing Procedure.
  5. Select the Tax component and choose Translate button.
  6. Maintain the language preferred for the translation.
  7. Save your changes.
  8. Go to the Sales Orders work center.
  9. Create a New Sales Orders from Common Tasks.
  10. Add the mandatory details and product in the sales order.
  11. Save the sales order.
  12. Select the Preview button.
  13. The Value Added Tax description is shown in the required language.


"Value Added Tax", "Translation","VAT" , KBA , AP-SLO-SO , Sales Order , Problem


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