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2616232 - Tax Country Selects Austria if VAT for Austria is Maintained


  • You have maintained an Austrian Tax Number for your non Austrian Seller.
  • You now create a Sales Document for an Austrian customer without a VAT number maintained (Private Account).
  • You expect the Seller/Ship-From Country to be selected as Tax Country, but instead the selected Tax Country is Austria.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Navigate to Sales Order Workcenter.
  2. Select New Sales Order.
  3. Enter Details for an Austrian Buyer that has no VAT number maintained.
  4. Select a non-Austrian Ship-From.
  5. Navigate to Items Tab.
  6. Select any Product.
  7. Navigate to Taxes Subtab.
  8. You can see that Austria is selected as Tax Country.


  • In the Austrian Tax Determination Tree, if the Seller is registered in Ship-To Country (Austria), Austria is as the taxable Country with Tax Code Distance Selling, if Products are sold to Customers without a maintained VAT number.
  • This is the expected System behaviour.
  • If the Customer Account has a VAT number maintained (Corporate Account) the Austrian Tax Determination does not consider Austria as Tax Country.


  1. You can manually change the Tax Country in every Sales Document.
  2. You can also create a Rule via External Tax Determination Activity. Please see KBA 2332151 for further details on External Tax Determination.

See Also

Knowledge Base Article 2332151 - Configure Tax Event / Tax Code Determination for Special Use Cases, click here.


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