SAP Knowledge Base Article - Public

2696553 - Error: 'Update for tax register failed for' while Clearing a Down Payment


During a Partial Down Payment Clearing, system displays the errors 'Update for tax register failed for' and 'Payment currency ABC differs from transaction currency in receivables payables register' (ABC refers to the currency of the payment).


SAP Business ByDesign

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Payables Work Center.
  2. Go to the Suppliers > Supplier Accounts View.
  3. Search and select the respective Account ID.
  4. Click View button.
  5. Select Document ID to be cleared.
  6. Click Clear Manually.
  7. Select the Down Payment.
  8. Adjust the Down Payment Applied Net Amount according to amount of the other document.
  9. Set the Posting Date and Document Date.
  10. Click Clear.


System does not allow partial clearing of Down payment with different currencies. The reason for this is when a down payment starts getting consumed against an invoice, the system needs to split the consumed tax against an invoice and remaining taxes and keep track of the open amounts.

Such process becomes very complex if multiple currencies are involved, as rounding difference can arise in such cases, so system is not capable to handle the differences. Hence, system does not support this clearing unless clearing is in full amount.


It is not possible to partially clear the down payment with a document when there are different currencies involved.


Update failed for tax registration for; Partial Clearing; Down Payment, Fehler bei der Aktualisierung des Steuerverzeichnisses für; Zahlungswährung weicht von Transaktionswährung in Verzeichnis für Forderungen und Verbindlichkeiten ab; T100 Error ID - FOP_TAXRPREG015 , KBA , partial clearing , down payment , SRD-FIN-ACP , Payables , How To


SAP Business ByDesign all versions