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This text is directed for those consultant colleagues who are working with taxes related to Brazil and need to implement it into a specific company. Brazil Localization is a term used to specify the taxes in Brazil. All the configuration related to Brazilian Taxes should be done into a particular part of ERP, which works only to Brazil. The configurations related to SD processes in Brazil Localization are extremely complex. Fiscal laws and SEFAZ required medium and large companies to perform adjustments now to new version 2.0 which demands high technical and business knowledge from consultants and K-users. Many calls are open through SAP portal marketplace regarding SD Localization Brazil functionalities but a huge part of them are questions about customization and general doubts. The minor of cases really involves a kind of “bug” in standard system needing a correction from development team. In Brazil there are too many laws related to products, business area of the company, cities and states. For this reason, from time to time there may be a specific law which has not been covered by ERP solution. Still, the available standard solution is always improving to be more reliable, covering a great number of sales processes for the companies.

In order to improve the practicality, was design a direct transaction J1BTAX where all of settings related with Brazil Localization can be found. There is a SAP note which includes a great part about the customizations, for both classic model (TAXBRJ) and CBT model (TAXBRA) – note 747607. An attached document in this note contains a step-by-step manual for configuring the Brazilian taxes (ISS, COFINS, IPI, PIS, ICMS, IR). I suggest customers to have a look into this and check if their customizations are accordingly. Whenever we find a strange behavior in our system, such as a wrong value on the pricing calculation, is strongly recommended to firstly make use of the pricing procedure RVABRA for CBT or RVXBRA for classic, for testing purposes. We are able to eliminate many issues by doing so.

Related to the pricing calculation: the note 984871, was created in 2006 and updated in 2009 in order to repair some few errors such as rounding cases and wrong update of unexpected values. It is a document containing the instruction for adjusting the pricing by inserting two new formulas (965 and 966) on the ICMI condition.

The transfer values to NF can also generate errors. For this, the table J_1BSDKONV must always contain the ICMI condition with the value “6” in order to have a correct value filled in NF-e. Other common questions are related to wrong base values in table J_1BNFSTX. To correctly mapping this table we must also work on table J_1BNFTXCONDV (when CBT model is used).

So, with the above statements, we can analyze that there are great efforts from the consultant colleagues to adapt the ERP to each local business requirement thus involving the commercial policies (pricing procedure), the financial and accounting areas (billing document and J1B3N). It is extremely necessary to have the presence of the person responsible for fiscal area from the beginning until the end of the project for achieving successful results in any implementation related to taxes and Brazilian processes. This sector determines the whole taxes mapping and tax laws processes which will serve as the base for sending the proper data to SEFAZ, so rigorous nowadays about the receipt and acceptance of correct information.  

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