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2825613 - Unable To See Amount in Credit From Previous Year While Previewing Tax Return


You executed the Tax Return Run for Tax Return Type - Summary Register.

Now, you are previewing the Tax Return and you observe the Credit from Previous Year field shows - 0,00 amount.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Tax Management work center.
  2. Go to the Tax Returns view.
  3. Select the VAT Returns subview.
  4. Show All Tax Returns.
  5. Search for the Tax Return Type - Summary Register.
  6. Select the button Preview.

In the preview document, you see the Credit from Previous Years is 0,00.


Two possible reasons are:

  1. You have not selected the option - Carry Forward in the Tax Return Arrangements.
  2. You executed the Tax Return Run first time for Tax Return Type - Summary Register. As there is no previous year Tax Return, the system shows 0,00 amount in Credit from Previous Year field.

Some country/regions allow to manually edit this field, as for example Italy.


This is the normal system behavior.

To select the option - Carry Forward please follow the below steps:

  1. Go to the Tax Management work center.
  2. Access View Tax Authority.
  3. Select the Tax Authority and Edit it.
  4. Go to the Company Tax Arrangements tab.
  5. Go to the Tax Return Arrangements tab.
  6. Under Details, select the option - Carry Forward.
  7. Click Save.

Once you select the option - Carry Forward, then system will automatically pick up the Credit amount from the previous year Tax Return and display in the current year Tax Return.

NOTE: At the moment SAP Business ByDesign system do not allow user to enter the amount manually in the Credit from Previous Year field. This is legally not allowed.


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