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Author's profile photo Rashmi Kumar

Create a New VAT Report using Document and Reporting Compliance

This blog post describes how to create a new VAT report on the SAP S/4HANA Cloud using Document and Reporting Compliance.

For example, create a VAT report for a country for which, the report is not available as part of the standard delivery. You can create the report as an extension of the generic VAT report available in the standard systems or as a copy in case of larger changes. We recommend that the generic VAT report is extended only if you require data that is not a part of the generic VAT report output.

Caution: Updates to the standard SAP reports may impact the extended reports and the reports could require adaptations at the customer end.


  1. The new report definition must use existing data sources such as BRF+ functions, data base tables and CDS views. You can only use the data sources that are already available in the system.
  2. The CDS views must have the status “released”.
  3. Schema can be created using the XSD files provided by the authorities, CDS view or custom business object which meets the requirement. However, you can only use the fields that are available in the data source (point 1) for mapping.


You have administrative access to SAP S/4HANA Cloud, and implementation experience on the system. You are also familiar with the implementation of Advanced Compliance Reporting on SAP S/4HANA Cloud.


Business Role Business Role ID
Administrator       .  SAP_BR_ ADMINISTRATOR            .        
Configuration Expert – Business Process Configuration SAP_BR_BPC_EXPERT


Implementation is across the following apps and configuration steps, and they are accessible via the SAP FIORI dashboard:

  • Define Compliance Reports app to create a new compliance report or extend an existing report. As a part of the process to define a compliance report, you can assign manage tax items and tax payable posting activities. These are of relevance for VAT reporting.
  • Set up Compliance Reports to establish a connection between the reporting entity and reporting objects configured using the Define Compliance app.

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      Author's profile photo Matthias Horn
      Matthias Horn

      Hi Rashmi 🙂

      thanks, very interesting you wrote 🙂

      I need to delete VAT Reports created by the ACR, created for testing only.

      Would be great if you have some information how this could be done.

      Best regards,


      Author's profile photo Aditya Karanth
      Aditya Karanth

      Hi Matt,

      You should be able to delete test reports using the delete option in 'define compliance reports' fiori app.



      Author's profile photo Sanjay Kumar
      Sanjay Kumar

      Does anyone have configurational steps for creating a report in ACR.