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Jan 21, 2014 at 11:24 AM

Sales Tax Identification Number Determination

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Hello,

I am trying to understand the method of determining customer VAT registration numbers, and how this supports business scenarios like triangulation (shipping to my customer's customer) with partner functions with multiple VAT registrations. I have some specific questions about the default determination logic.

If all Sales Orgs in [Sales and Distribution -> Basic Functions -> Taxes ->] Maintain Sales Tax Identification Number Determination are set to BLANK, then the rule is stated as:

1. If the payer has a VAT ID number and RG <> AG, then the tax number and tax classification are copied from the payer (in this case, the ship-to party is not relevant).

The tax number is taken according to the 'tax country of destination'.


2. If 1. does not apply:

If the ship-to party has a VAT registration number and the sold-to party does not, tax number and tax classification are copied from the ship-to party.


3. If 2. does not apply:

Tax number and tax classification are copied from the sold-to party.

"If the payer has a VAT ID number" - Does this mean a valid VAT ID in the Tax Country of Destination, or just any valid VAT registration in the country where the payer is based?

"RG<>AG" - Does this refer to the customer account numbers of the Payer and the Sold-to being different or are there other variables?

"If the ship-to party has a VAT registration number and the sold-to party does not" - 1) is this definitely AND as I have seen OR written here in various message boards on the subject, and 2) does this refer to the sold-to not having a VAT ID in the Tax Country of Destination or having no VAT ID at all?

Thank you,

Rory