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3486119 - Incorrect Tax Base Amount In The Sales Order.


Incorrect Tax base amount is calculated in the sales order. If you enter the List price as 100 EUR and the tax rate is 18%, you can see the tax base amount 84,75 EUR and you expect it to be 100 EUR.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Sales Orders Work center
  2. Go to Sales Orders View
  3. Search for Sales Order XYZ(XYZ is the ID of the Sales Order)
  4. Edit the Sales Order and Navigate to Items Tab
  5. Select the Line Item 10
  6. You can see the list price is 100 EUR
  7. Go to Taxes Sub tab, you can see the tax rate is 18% and  Tax base Amount as 84,75 EUR 
  8. You expect  100 EUR as Tax base amount.


You are using Gross Pricing in the Sales order XYZ. The List price is inclusive of the tax amount. For example, If you enter the List price as 100 EUR and the tax rate is 18%, then the gross price 100 EUR has the net amount 84,75 EUR plus the tax 15,25 EUR.


This is current system behavior. if you do not wish to use the Gross Pricing, you can change to net pricing when you create a new sales order by selecting the Net indicator in the Price In field in General tab of the Sales Order. Price In is a hidden field. You must select these via Personalize on the General tab. 

Additionally, you can check if you have  set up default gross pricing. You can check by following the below steps:

  1. Go to the Business Configuration work center.
  2. Go to the Implementation Project view.
  3. Select your Implementation Project and click on the Open Activity List button.
  4. Navigate to the Fine Tuning Tab and open the Fine Tuning Activity Configure Price Strategy.
  5. Click on the Default Gross Pricing hyperlink.
  6. Here you can see if default the pricing procedure is set up as Gross based on distribution channel.


Tax base amount, sales order, price in. , KBA , AP-SLO-SO , Sales Order , Problem


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