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2928154 - Unexpected Provision Date in Outbound Delivery Invoice Request


In the Outbound Delivery Invoice Request you notice that the Provision Date is not the date you expected.

You expected this date to be copied over from the Delivery Date of the related Outbound Delivery.


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Reproducing the Issue

1. Go to the Customer Invoicing work center.
2. Go to the Invoice Requests view.
3. Select the Outbound Delivery Invoice Request ABC (ABC represents the ID of the outbound delivery invoice request) and click Edit.
4. You see the Provision date is: 01.05.2020.

1. Open the related Outbound Delivery ABC.
2. You see the following dates:
Shipment Date: 01.05.2020
Delivery Date: 03.05.2020.

You expected the Provision Date to be set to 03.05.2020 as the Delivery Date from the Outbound Delivery.


The Help center document "Customer Invoice Processing" explains that the provision date is the date on which the ordered good was delivered or the service was performed.

A provision date is important for invoicing as this date is taken over as the invoice date and also the tax date.

To understand if the provision date is to be set as shipment date or delivery date, the concept of time of supply comes into effect.

The time of supply has the following rules:
a) Removal of goods for supply to the recipient, where the supply involves movement of goods.
b) Delivery of goods or making available thereof to the recipient, in any other case i.e. when goods are not required to be removed.

As it is clearly stated, the time of supply is determined as the date at which the goods are made available for the recipient when delivery is not the case, otherwise, just the sheer act of provisioning the goods (removal of goods i.e. implies taxability of the goods).


This is the expected system behaviour.

See Also

2870164 - How is Tax Calculation Date Derived in Customer Invoice

2902263 - How System Defines the Tax Date on Sales Order

2943472 - Tax Date Cannot Be Changed When Invoicing a Scheduled Invoice Request


shipment date, invoice date, delivery date, demande de facture, date de provision, date de livraison , KBA , AP-CI-CIR , Customer Invoice Request , Problem


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