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Dec 12, 2011 at 11:51 AM

Withholding Tax on Advance paid having issues with Document splitting


Dear Experts

Our client deducts TDS on the Advance amount paid and on posting of Invoices from the Vendors. The documents are posted with withholding Tax types configured for these purpose in F-48 and FB60 respectively. Document splitting has been activated in the system with all required configuration.

The problem arises when we try to clear the advance amount against the Invoice along with the balance payment in F-53 if the invoice has more than one expense line posted to different Cost Centers in FB60. The system gives an error message " Balancing field "Profit Center" in line item 004 not filled ". Please follow the example given below for better understanding.

Advance posting:

vendor a/c....dr (Profit center 3)

To bank Clearing (Profit center 3)

To TDS on payment


Expense ....dr (Cost Center1 / profit Center 1)

Expense ....dr (Cost Center 2 / Profit Center 2)

To vendor a/c

To TDS on Invoice

Up to here the document splitting works fine with Profit Centers and segments getting displayed in all line items in GL view. The issue comes when we select both the documents in F-53 and try to pay out the balance amount.

Please note the issue does not crop up if we do not populate the withholding tax code while posting the advance entry. The system automatically posts to the relevant profit centers and segments in F-53. But this is not the business scenario.

Please let me know if somebody can throw some light on the above issue.

Edited by: sid_das on Dec 12, 2011 5:32 PM