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3277130 - Error message FH605 when changing GL Account Master Data

Symptom

  • When editing or changing G/L Account Master Data the error message "Tax account definition is unclear; deviation in company codes" is prompted.
  • You cannot save the changes in the Manage G/L Account Master Data app due to this error.

Environment

  • S/4HANA Cloud

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Manage G/L Account Master Data app
  2. Edit G/L Accounts
  3. Save
  4. Error message "Tax account definition is unclear; deviation in company codes" is prompted.

Cause

The Tax Category field in the 'Company Code Data' section are different. This is mentioned in the diagnosis in the long text of the error message

Diagnosis
If accounts are defined as tax accounts (tax category '<' or '>'), this must be the same in all company codes.

Resolution

  1. Manage G/L Account Master Data app
  2. Edit
  3. Company Code Data
  4. Ensure the Tax Category fields match for all company codes
  5. Save

See Also

Manage G/L Account Master Data: FAQ

A zero balance is a prerequisite for changing the key G/L account attributes. The system checks the account balance not only in the current fiscal year, but also in the two previous fiscal years. To get a zero-balance account, you can try the following methods:

  • Make a reversal or correction posting
  • Create another alternative G/L account to transfer the balance

Keywords

FH 605, Tax Category, Output tax, Input tax, <, >, GL Acct, General Ledger, A/C,  , KBA , FI-GL-GL-N , Master Data , FI-FIO-GL-MD , Master Data Apps , Problem

Product

SAP S/4HANA Cloud all versions