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What’s New in SAP Business ByDesign as of August 2016: Tax Trace in Sales Order and Customer Invoice

In this blog, we’d like to introduce you to one of the things that are new or have been changed in the August 2016 version of SAP Business ByDesign.

Of course you can find more information in the What’s New in SAP Business ByDesign documentation, which is available online.

Today, we are going to talk about tax trace for sales order and customer invoice documents.

You can now activate tax trace for customer invoice and sales order documents, which will display trace of the tax decision tree which is used for tax calculation for items within the document. This feature helps you to understand the tax determination method used to calculate tax for items.

You can activate the tax trace in the Pricing tab of customer invoice document, by selecting Activate Tax Trace in Update Pricing menu button under Total Pricing. For sales order document, you can do the same in Pricing and Invoicing tab.

Activating tax trace in a customer invoice document:


Activating tax trace in a sales order document:

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You can view the tax trace details by clicking Display link at item level in the Taxes tab under Details in Items tab of the document, only after you have saved the document.

Display tax trace link in Customer Invoice:


Display tax trace link in Sales Order:


Display link opens the application log showing details of the tax decision tree used for tax calculation, see the following snapshot.


Are you familiar with the What’s New video in SAP Business ByDesign? You can have a look at it here.

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