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3192123 - Manual Tax Entry or Invoice not Being Picked by the Tax Return Run


You have executed a tax return run and noted that a manual VAT entry, invoice or payment were not selected by the run, even though such documents have a taxable event assigned.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Tax Management work center.
  2. Go to VAT Return Runs view.
  3. Create and execute a new tax return.

In the resulting tax return, you notice that the expected manual tax entry, invoice or payment is not processed by the run.


The tax event associated to the tax posting from the manual tax entry or invoice is not mapped to the tax return type of the tax arrangement used in the tax return run.

To check this, you may follow below steps:

i) Check the tax arrangement's return type.

  1. Open the VAT Return Run that you have executed.
  2. Note down the used tax return arrangement.
  3. Open the respective tax authority.
  4. Go to Company Tax Arrangements tab.
  5. Go to Tax Return Arrangements subtab.
  6. Check the Tax Return Type of the Tax Return Arrangement from step 2.

ii) Check the tax event for the related document.

  1. Open the respective document that you expect to be processed by the run.
  2. Find the tax code and tax country.
  3. Check the tax event for this tax code and country in fine-tune activity Tax on Goods and Services.

Alternately, you can open the document's journal entry and refer to the tax line posting.

iii) Check the tax event mapping to a tax return type.

  1. Go to Business Configuration work center.
  2. Go to Implementation Projects view.
  3. Open the fine-tune activity Tax Returns for Goods and Services - <country>.
  4. Click to check the Product Tax Return.
  5. Select the tax return type that is associated to the tax return arrangement used in the tax return run.
  6. In the Tax Event tab, search for the tax event used in the manual tax entry or invoice.

If the tax event is not mapped to the tax return type, the tax return run executed with tax company tax arrangement will no pick up the document.


You need to find to which tax return type the assigned tax event is mapped to and execute a tax return run with a tax return arrangement with the respective tax return type.

If the tax event is not assigned to any tax return type, then it would be processed by the generic tax return, which uses tax return type 999 - Tax Return.  Tax return 999 only picks tax lines belonging to items that are not mapped to any other return.


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