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3083047 - Warning Message in VAT Return Run: 'Invoice ID missing'


You have executed a VAT Return Run and received the warning message 'Invoice ID missing'.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Tax Management work center.
  2. Go to the VAT Return Runs view.
  3. Select the relevant Tax Return Run.
  4. Open the related Application Log.
  5. Go to the Results tab.

The Overall Status is 'Warning Issued' and you can find the warning message 'Invoice ID missing'.


This warning message is raised for Expense Reports that have been created without the External Reference ID. This field is used as the Invoice ID in Expense Reports.


System is working as designed.

In case the affected Expense Reports have to be submitted to the Tax Authority, then the Expense Report needs to be recreated with the External Reference ID information.

The External Reference ID field can be maintained in Expense Report -> Expenses tab.


VAT Return Run, Application Log, Expense Report, Invoice, External Reference ID. , KBA , SRD-FIN-TAX , Tax Management , How To


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