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2737819 - How to Create a Positive Tax Payment


You are creating a New Tax Payment with a positive amount but the error Tax Payment must be outgoing appears.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Liquidity Management work center.
  2. Go to the Common Tasks view.
  3. Click on New Tax Payment sub view.
  4. Choose Tax Payment as Tax Payment Type.
  5. Select any Tax Return Arrangement ID.
  6. Fill in any other mandatory data if required.
  7. Click on Check button.

Error Tax Payment must be outgoing appears.


The steps to create a tax payment as outlined in the Reproducing the Issue section will only work for negative tax amount, for positive tax amount please follow the Resolution steps.


  1. Go to the Liquidity Management work center
  2. Click on New Incoming Check under Common Task.
  3. In Payer field, select the ID of the relevant Tax Authority.
  4. Click on Post.

Consequence: It will automatically create a tax payment because you have selected a Payer which is a Tax Authority.

  1. Go to the Tax Management Work Center.
  2. Click on Tax Payments view.

Result: You find the incoming check you created and can now match it against a positive value return and it can be posted as well without any error message.


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