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3280443 - Unable to Release Tax Return due to Error Message: Payment amount not equal to total of tax items to be cleared


You are creating a new correction tax return, however when releasing it the following errors occur:

  • 'Delete tax return <ID> and reschedule tax return run <ID>'
  • 'Payment amount not equal to total of tax items to be cleared'

You have already deleted the correction return and rescheduled it, but the errors are still being raised.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Tax Management work center.
  2. Go to VAT Return view.
  3. Select the relevant correction run.
  4. Click Release.

The above mentioned errors are raised.


You are creating the original tax returns for overlapping periods. Since the correction return is then also created for the overlapping period, the Carry forward amount is calculated wrongly by summing up all the amount from previous tax returns and hence error is occurring.

See example below:

VAT Return ID Period
For Jan: ID-1 01.01.2022 to 31.01.2022
For Feb: ID-2 01.01.2022 to 28.02.2022
For Mar: ID-3 01.01.2022 to 31.03.2022
And so on

When you release a correction run for e.g. return 3, the errors are raised, since there original tax returns were executed with overlapping periods.


This is the expected behavior for correction runs, which only work for tax return with no overlapping period. Therefore, either you can create monthly/quarterly/yearly returns (without overlapping period) and then create the correction run for that period, OR you should keep creating runs with overlapping period to account for any differences.

See Also

 2296199 - VAT Return Release Error: Delete Tax Return PQR and Reschedule Tax Return Run/ Payment Amount not Equal to Total of Tax Items to be Cleared


Tax Return. Correction Run. , KBA , SRD-FIN-GLO-TAX , GLO - Tax Declaration , Problem


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