THE WORLD OF TAXES IN SAP
The tax laws in most arise solely by the “taxing power of the State”, mainly to cover its expenses. Its guiding principle, called “Tax capacity” suggests that those who have more should contribute more to the state funding, to enshrine the constitutional principle of equity and social solidarity principle.
Taxes are compulsory charges that individuals and companies have to pay to finance the state. In short: no taxes the state could not work because no funds available to finance the construction of infrastructure (roads, ports, airports, electric), provide public services of health, education, defense, social protection systems (unemployment, disability benefits or accidents, etc.).
But management that gives each country is unique and your taxes while anywhere in the world can handle a few lines of tax rates in other places are handled entirely other tax line.
This world of taxes has led SAP to handle special structures and almost unique to the management of such taxes, especially in Latin countries such as Colombia for its diversity of fee categories has led to the implementation of SAP be a headache within companies.
Nationally Colombia handles a wide variety of categories such as national taxes, the department, the city and within each one of them dominates the power of each region, resulting in a number of fees upon arrival to the world SAP we face a tough challenge of implementation.
SAP has been characterized as a practice management platform and simple with a basic and simple tax world has always been known as the European context, but when it comes to the Latin world especially my country, we entered into a clash of culture and that’s when it starts creating programs “Z” to achieve our Latino culture to accommodate the ERP.
The question for the SAP world, will be achieved someday understand our tax environment and understand that you need the standard support this powerful application.