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2902263 - How System Defines the Tax Date on Sales Order


 You want to know how system defines the Tax Date on Sales Order.


 SAP Business ByDesign

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Sales Orders Work Center, Sales Orders view.
  2. Open Sales Order ABC (where ABC stands for the sSales Order)
  3. Click View All button
  4. Navigate to General tab
  5. You will find the Posting Date is EFG (where EFG stands for the Posting Date).
  6. Navigate to Items tab, Taxes sub-tab
  7. You will find the Tax Date is XYZ (where XYZ stands for the Tax Date).


The Tax Date is defaulted according to the Pricing Date. The Pricing Date is defaulted from the Posting Date. If the Pricing Date is not changed manually, it will automaticall changed when the Posting Date is changed. The Posting Date and therefore also the Pricing Date is by default the current date.

The Tax Date can also be changed from the Taxes sub-tab under Items tab to some date other than the Pricing Date and that won't affect the Posting or Pricing Date. But if you change the Posting Date, and the Pricing Date was not manually changed, this will change the Pricing Date and this will impact the Tax Date.

Tax Date is the date according to which the tax calculation will happen and can be same or different from Posting Date or the Pricing Date.


This is the designed behavior of SAP Business ByDesign system.


Tax Date, Sales Order, Posting Date , KBA , AP-TTE-TC , Tax Calculation , How To


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