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2864846 - Total Tax Amount is zero in Supplier invoice- US and Canada


You would open the Supplier invoice and notice that Total Tax Amount is zero though there is tax amount appearing at item level under taxes tab.


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A Use tax is a type of tax levied in the United States by numerous state governments and Cananda .It is essentially the same as a sales tax but is applied not where a product or service was sold but where a merchant bought a product or service and then converted it for its own use, without having paid tax when it was initially purchased. Use taxes are functionally equivalent to sales taxes. They are typically levied upon the use, storage, enjoyment, or other consumption in the state of tangible personal property that has not been subjected to a sales tax.

Thus the Total tax amount is zero at header level. If you require more information you may contact your financial team and legal team who can help you with country specific taxes explanation.


For all those tax codes linked to the tax events 11,12,200 for country US and
For all those tax codes linked to the tax events 122,123,124,126,15,16,20,21 for country Canada.

Expected Behavior in system is that Total Tax amount at the header will be zero and also you cannot enter the tax amount at header manually as it is suppose to be zero as explained above.

See Also

In back end we have linked all above mentioned tax events to respective countries currently to Account tax type "Use Tax"(code is 4),like wise we have another Account tax type "Self-assessed VAT"(code is 5 ) that has same behavior as mentioned in resolution .

However this account tax type has huge list of tax events for many countries and thus I have attached the file under attachments that has all the events and their respective country.

  KBA :1648862 - Tax Code: Domestic Purchase of Freight Services and Domestic Purchase of Self Services Behaviour


tax  is zero , KBA , total tax amount 0 , hear level tax amount zero , AP-TTE-TC , Tax Calculation , AP-POP-PO , Purchase Order , AP-SIP-SIV , Supplier Invoice , Problem


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Account tax type 5.xlsx