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3269413 - External Tax Code Not Determined As Expected


You have tried to set the external tax determination settings, but the Tax Code still not determined as expected.


SAP Business ByDesign

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Create a New Sales Order
  2. Maintain neccesary data 
  3. You can see Tax Code not determined as expected


  1. Go to the Business Configuration work center 
  2. Choose the Implementation Projects view.  
  3. Select your implementation project and click Open Activity List
  4. Select the Fine-Tune phase
  5. Select the External Tax Determination for Goods and Services activity

The issue can be cuased by the following reasons:

1. You have to check if the relevant roles of the business partners involved have been maintained correctly.

  • contract-from (CF) party
  • contract-to (CT) party
  • ship-from (SF) party
  • ship-to (ST) party
  • bill-from (BF) party
  • bill-to (BT) party
  • service location (SL)

2. Check if the system is considering the scenario as Third party Deal. You can add "Service" field from Adaptation Mode under Item level in the sales order and if you notice Fulfilment is 'External' also 'Supplier' is maintained. Hence system is considering it as Third party Deal. However, in external tax determination configuration Third-Party Deal checkbox is not checked.

3. Tax number is not maintained for the involved parties in the sales order.


1. Maintain the correct business partners involved in the activity.

2. Check the Third-Party Deal checkbox.

3. Maintain the tax related information for involved parties.

See Also

Help Document:

External Tax Determination for Goods and Services - Configuration Guide


External Tax Determination, Third party Deal, Tax Code , KBA , AP-TTE-XTC , External Tax Calculation , Problem


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