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2857127 - VAT Return Errors Linked to Transactions Coming From a Web Service


You have used a Web Service such as JournalEntryBundleCreateRequest or ManageJournalEntryIn to create Journal entries with the intent to debit/credit certain GL accounts and also post a tax liability. However, errors are returned regarding those transactions when undertaking a VAT Return.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Tax Management Workcenter.
  2. Select VAT Returns.
  3. Select the problematic Vat Return.
  4. Press Release.

Errors of the below type appear:

Tax payable amount for ABC(ABC represents the country) VAT Domestic Sales of Service not correct

Amount XXX(XXX represents the amount) in cover document YYY(YYY represents the Document ID) unequal to amount ZZZ(ZZZ represents the amount) in tax return NNN(NNN represents the Tax Return ID)


This type of Web Service is not suitable for your use case. It can create an inconsistent entry which causes an issue in releasing a VAT Return and will also cause a issue in VAT/Sales Tax Reconciliation report.


For the intended use case, you can use webservice ‘ManageTaxReceivablesPayablesEn’ for creating manual tax entries which in turn post Journal entries and will affect the G/L accounts in desired way and also create a tax liability.

You may also do it via the User Interface using VAT Entry (also called as Manual tax Entry/Sales and Use Tax Entry).

Do not use the incorrect webservice in a Productive system as the cancellations on those transactions cannot be done.

See Also

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VAT Return, Payable Error , KBA , SRD-FIN-TAX , Tax Management , Problem


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