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2960382 - Warning: Check tax codes; taxation for chain transaction may apply


You may see this warning in Purchase order or supplier invoice or  Sales order or customer invoice


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Reproducing the Issue

1. Go to the Supplier Invoicing work center

2. Go to Invoice Entry view

3. Search and select respective Purchase Order

4. Click on New Invoice button


When you have three or more entities involved that is Company, Supplier and Customer then this warning will  appear.

1.In Supplier invoice or Purchase order, in general tax country is based on Delivery address.

So either of the below is true

a. Purchase order was created from a Sales order

b. There is customer to Recipient is maintained and it is used to determine the delivery address.

Ship To field or Recipient  field or Customer field details are used to determine the Delivery address generally if not you can maintain address manually..

You can see these fields under Delivery tab in Purchase order item and Parties and locations tab in supplier invoice item.


2.In customer invoice or sales order , in general tax country is based on Ship from address

Note:This has an impact on the country where the taxes have to be paid. In the following processes, the system supports the user by displaying warning messages and triggering a check of the tax codes:

so there could be business scenarios where you may want to change the tax country or the tax code itself, hence this warning message appears.


Check the tax country and tax code is as expected or not.

If necessary make changes, else Ignore the warning.

See Also


tax warning in  invoice , KBA , AP-SIP-SIV , Supplier Invoice , AP-CI , Customer Invoice Processing , AP-POP , Purchase Order Processing , AP-SLO , Sales Order Processing , Problem


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