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Oracle E-Business Tax Release Notes for Release 12.1.3 (Doc ID 1191074.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 03, 2019

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Oracle E-Business Tax - Version 12.1.3 to 12.1.3 [Release 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
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This document provides delta information from Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.2 to Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3.


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E-Business Tax Information Center > Note 1191074.1

This document provides delta information from Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.2 to Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3.

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The information included in this document assumes that you have already installed Oracle E-Business Tax Release 12.1.3, according to the instructions in the following document:

Oracle E-Business Tax Release Notes for Release 12.1.3 

1. What's New

In Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3, Oracle E-Business Tax has added or changed the following features since its last release. For a complete list of new features within Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3, refer to <Document 561580.1>, Release Content Document.

Feature NameDescription
Global: European Community VAT Changes for 2010 Effective January 1, 2010, the European Union (EU) introduced changes related to the Value Added Tax (VAT) to modernize and simplify the rules for cross-border supply services and tax recovery. Business-to-business supply of services is no longer taxed where the supplier is located but is taxed where the customer is situated. The rules introduced new reporting requirements.

Oracle Financials was enhanced to address the new VAT rules by providing the following features:
  • Identify intra EU service transaction lines and display them on the European Sales Listing report.
  • Print standard legal messages on sales invoices.


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2. Documentation

This section provides information on the following topics:

 


2.1 Online Help and PDF Documentation

The consolidated documentation patch for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3 is <Patch 9239095>. For the product families that are included in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3, the consolidated documentation patches are listed below:

PatchProduct Family
<Patch 9400185> Applications Technology (ATG_PF)
<Patch 9403775> Customer Relationship Management (CC_PF)
<Patch 9403767> Financials (FIN_PF)
<Patch 9401789> Human Resources (HR_PF)
<Patch 9403759> Procurement (PRC_PF)
<Patch 9403770> Projects (PJ_PF)
<Patch 9403704> Supply Chain Management (SCM_PF)
<Patch 9403751> Value Chain Planning (SCP_PF)

We strongly recommend the installation of these patches.

In addition, the following Oracle E-Business Tax documentation is available as part of the Online Documentation Library on My Oracle Support (formerly MetaLink) and Oracle Technology Network for this release:

Documentation patches and Adobe Acrobat PDFs are cumulative; they include updated documentation for all Oracle E-Business Tax 12.1.3 changes.

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2.2 Technical Documentation

The following technical documentation is available:

First-time TOI users: Follow the setup instructions in <Document 403349.1>

2.2.1 Data Model Comparison Report

The EBS data model comparison report provides the database object definition changes between two EBS releases to help users to preview the database object definition changes before upgrading their instances from one release to another and understand the impact of the database object changes that may affect the customization or business flows.

For more information about the EBS Data Model Comparison report, see the EBS Data Model Comparison Report Overview <Document 1290886.1>.

2.2.2 EBS ATG Seed Data Comparison Report

The EBS ATG Seed Data Comparison Report provides the differences between two EBS releases by documenting the seed data changes delivered by the product data loader files (.ldt extension) based on the EBS ATG loader control files (.lct extension). This report enables advanced users to review changes prior to an upgrade.

For more information about the EBS ATG Seed Data Comparison Report, see <Document 1327399.1>.

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2.3 Integration Repository

The Oracle Integration Repository is a compilation of information about the service endpoints displayed by the Oracle E-Business Suite of applications. It provides a complete catalog of Oracle E-Business Suite's business service interfaces. The tool lets users easily discover and deploy the appropriate business service interface for integration with any system, application, or business partner.

The Oracle Integration Repository is shipped as part of the E-Business Suite. As your instance is patched, the repository is automatically updated with content appropriate for the precise revisions of interfaces in your environment.

You can navigate to the Oracle Integration Repository through Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway.

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2.4 Release Content Document

Refer to <Document 561580.1>, Release Content Document for information about the features and enhancements for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3.

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2.5 White Papers

The following white papers are available for this release:

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3. New and Changed Features

In Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3, Oracle E-Business Tax has added or changed the following features since its last release. For a complete list of new features within Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3, refer to the <Document 561580.1>, Release Content Document.

Use this section to access the following delta information for each feature:

This release provides the following new features and enhancements:

 


3.1 Global: European Community VAT Changes for 2010

Description Effective January 1, 2010, the European Union (EU) introduced changes related to the Value Added Tax (VAT) to modernize and simplify the rules for cross-border supply services and tax recovery. Business-to-business supply of services is no longer taxed where the supplier is located but is taxed where the customer is situated. The rules introduced new reporting requirements.

Oracle Financials was enhanced to address the new VAT rules by providing the following features:
  • Identify intra EU service transaction lines and display them on the European Sales Listing report.
  • Print standard legal messages on sales invoices.
New, Changed, Obsolete Components

This section lists the components that were added, changed, or made obsolete for this feature in Oracle E-Business Tax in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3. These components may include the following: forms, windows, reports, C programs, SQL*Loader programs, workflows, alerts, tables, or APIs.

For additional information, refer to the Oracle Electronic Technical Reference Manuals (eTRM) located on My Oracle Support.

New Windows or Pages

There are no new windows or pages that are associated with this feature.

Changed Windows or Pages

This table lists the windows and pages that are changed.

Changed Window or Page NameTechnical NameDescription
Tax Reporting Type ZxReportingTypesCreatePG Reporting Type Purpose Legal Justification Message Type introduced to print country specific legal messages on the Intra EU transactions / transaction lines.
Tax Rate ZxRatesDetailsCreatePG Associate Tax Reporting Type and Code / Legal Justification Message Type and Code introduced to the tax rate details for identifying Intra EU Goods / Service / Triangulation transactions.

Tax Rules Expert Rule Entry

ZxAllRepTypePG Associate Tax Reporting Type and Code / Legal Justification Message Type and Code introduced to the rule results for identifying Intra EU Goods / Service / Triangulation transactions.
Tax Rules Guided Rule Entry ZxSimpleRulesSaveTemplatesPG Associate Tax Reporting Type and Code / Legal Justification Message Type and Code introduced to the rule results for identifying Intra EU Goods / Service / Triangulation transactions.

Obsolete Windows or Pages

There are no obsolete windows or pages that are associated with this feature.

New Reports

This table lists the new reports.

New Report NameTechnical NameDescription
European Sales Listing Report ZXXEUSL New European Sales Listing Report introduced to segregate Intra EU Services / Goods / Triangulation transactions.

Changed Reports

There are no changed reports that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Reports

There are no obsolete reports that are associated with this feature.

New Workflows

There are no new workflows that are associated with this feature.

Changed Workflows

There are no changed workflows that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Workflows

There are no obsolete workflows that are associated with this feature.

New Alerts

There are no new alerts that are associated with this feature.

Changed Alerts

There are no changed alerts that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Alerts

There are no obsolete alerts that are associated with this feature.

New Public APIs

There are no new public APIs that are associated with this feature.

Changed Public APIs

There are no changed public APIs that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Public APIs

There are no obsolete public APIs that are associated with this feature.

New Programs

There are no new programs that are associated with this feature.

Changed Programs

There are no changed programs that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Programs

There are no obsolete programs that are associated with this feature.

New Tables

There are no new tables that are associated with this feature.

Changed Tables

There are no changed tables that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Tables

There are no obsolete tables that are associated with this feature.

New Views

There are no new views that are associated with this feature.

Changed Views

There are no changed views that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Views

There are no obsolete views that are associated with this feature.

New Business Intelligence Publisher Components

There are no new Business Intelligence Publisher Components that are associated with this feature.

Changed Business Intelligence Publisher Components

There are no changed Business Intelligence Publisher Components that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Business Intelligence Publisher Components

There are no obsolete Business Intelligence Publisher Components that are associated with this feature.

New SQL Loader Files

There are no new SQL loader files that are associated with this feature.

Changed SQL Loader Files

There are no changed SQL loader files that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete SQL Loader Files

There are no obsolete SQL loader files that are associated with this feature.

New Flexfields

There are no new flexfields that are associated with this feature.

Changed Flexfields

There are no changed flexfields that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Flexfields

There are no obsolete flexfields that are associated with this feature.

New Profile Options

There are no new profile options that are associated with this feature.

Changed Profile Options

There are no changed profile options that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Profile Options

There are no obsolete profile options that are associated with this feature.

Implementation Considerations
New and Changed Setup Steps

There are no new or changed setup steps for this feature.

Upgrade Considerations

There are no upgrade considerations for this feature.

Sizing

There are no sizing considerations for this feature.

Table Space Considerations

There are no table space considerations for this feature.

Performance Considerations
There are no performance considerations for this feature.
XMLDB Usage

There are no XMLDB usages for this feature.

Load Balancing

There is no load balancing information for this feature.

New Bulk Interfaces

There are no new bulk interfaces for this feature.

Customizations and Extensions

Customizations and extensions are not possible for this feature.

Minimum Level Requirements

There are no minimum level requirements for this feature.

Technology Stack Incompatibilities

There are no technology stack incompatibilities for this feature.

Technical Architecture Considerations

There are no technology architecture considerations for this feature.

Troubleshooting Tips

There are no troubleshooting tips for this feature.

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4. Diagnostics and Logging

Oracle E-Business Tax utilizes Oracle E-Business Suite Diagnostics, a tool to help standardize data gathering and troubleshooting. This tool is delivered within the maintenance pack (product code IZU) and consists of two components:

Note: If no role is assigned using RBAC and the "Application Diagnostics" responsibility is directly assigned to users, such as through the System Administrator Users form, all Diagnostics tabs open for those users. However, in the Diagnose tab, tests do not appear under any application except HTML Platform; users cannot run any test, except those for the HTML Platform application or configure inputs for any other application.

It is highly recommended that following the successful installation of the Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3 maintenance pack for Oracle E-Business Tax, the following actions are taken:

After installation, review <Document 783319.1>, the diagnostic catalog, to identify other helpful tests that you can use for maintaining a healthy environment.

For questions about Oracle E-Business Suite Diagnostics or any issues using this tool, please consult <Document 235307.1>, FAQ, in My Oracle Support for the latest answers and discussion.

E-Business Suite Diagnostics Quick Reference

My Oracle Support DocumentTitlePurpose
<Document 167000.1> Installation Guide
  • Use this Note to download the latest Diagnostics patch.
  • Follow the installation instructions to eliminate common installation and usage problems.
  • A link to how to set up RBAC security for Oracle E-Business Suite Diagnostics is included.
<Document 235307.1> FAQ
  • Do you have a problem installing Diagnostics?
  • Do you have a question about how Diagnostics works and what it can do for you? This Note is a great first-line resource to getting the information that you need.
<Document 342459.1> Overview The Overview highlights Oracle E-Business Suite Diagnostics, and what this tool can do for you and your E-Business Suite applications.
<Document 421245.1> Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3 Diagnostic Catalogs This Note lists all tests that are available for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3.
<Document 368109.1> Pre-production test sets
  • Tests that are grouped together (known as test sets) by a product family, designed to aid in verifying that all included applications are set up correctly.
  • Designed to detect missing or incorrect setup and prevent corruption before implementation or usage of applications.
<Document 232116.1> Training Viewlets and presentations, explaining the various aspects of Oracle E-Business Suite Diagnostics.
My Oracle Support Diagnosibility Community Diagnosibility link This is an open forum to discuss Oracle E-Business Suite Diagnostics, and is monitored by the Oracle E-Business Suite Diagnostics development team.

Oracle E-Business Tax uses the common diagnostics features in Oracle E-Business Suite. This enables users and system administrators to use a centralized set of options to control logging level, as well as output destination. To run diagnostics, use the following profile options:

Setting the log level to Statement produces detail logging of code execution. To reduce the size of the output and make it more manageable, you can use zx% as a module to restrict messages to those coming from Oracle E-Business Tax code.

The preceding profile options can be turned on at the user, function, responsibility, or site level. It is preferable, however, to set profiles at the user level to restrict the overhead they add to the system. If issues are experienced, logging profiles should be set at the user level experiencing the issue. For authorization servlet-related issues, you must set the diagnostics profile at the user level to ANONYMOUS.

To diagnose user interface issues, you can use the filter iby%,fnd.framework%,jbo% and set the diagnostics go-to screen by clicking the Diagnostics Global button. To enable this functionality, you must set the following profile option:

The FND: Diagnostics profile option controls whether the Diagnostics button is rendered. It also controls the display of the About this Page link.

For system issues, such as exceptions, timeouts, or unexpected behavior, you can turn on logging, based on where you are experiencing the issues, as follows:

You can also capture additional information about the system by printing the report from the About this Page link, as well as from the jsp: /OA_HTML/jsp/fnd/fndversion.jsp.

For more information on Logging, see the Oracle Applications System Administrator's Guide Documentation Set and the Oracle Applications Developer's Guide in the Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3 Documentation Library.

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5. Known Issues in Oracle E-Business Tax Release 12.1.3

There are no known issues for this product.

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6. Change Record

DateDescription of Change
20-August-2010 Published document
30-August-2010 Updated document
28-February-2011 Added Section, 2.2.1 Data Model Comparison Report
07-July-2011 Updated Section 2.2

 


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 E-Business Tax Information Center > Note 1191074.1
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 Oracle E-Business Tax Release Notes for Release 12.1.3 
 1. What's New
 2. Documentation
 2.1 Online Help and PDF Documentation
 2.2 Technical Documentation
 2.3 Integration Repository
 2.4 Release Content Document
 2.5 White Papers
 3. New and Changed Features
 3.1 Global: European Community VAT Changes for 2010
 New Windows or Pages
 Changed Windows or Pages
 Obsolete Windows or Pages
 New Reports
 Changed Reports
 Obsolete Reports
 New Workflows
 Changed Workflows
 Obsolete Workflows
 New Alerts
 Changed Alerts
 Obsolete Alerts
 New Public APIs
 Changed Public APIs
 Obsolete Public APIs
 New Programs
 Changed Programs
 Obsolete Programs
 New Tables
 Changed Tables
 Obsolete Tables
 New Views
 Changed Views
 Obsolete Views
 New Business Intelligence Publisher Components
 Changed Business Intelligence Publisher Components
 Obsolete Business Intelligence Publisher Components
 New SQL Loader Files
 Changed SQL Loader Files
 Obsolete SQL Loader Files
 New Flexfields
 Changed Flexfields
 Obsolete Flexfields
 New Profile Options
 Changed Profile Options
 Obsolete Profile Options
 New and Changed Setup Steps
 Upgrade Considerations
 Sizing
 Table Space Considerations
 Performance Considerations
 XMLDB Usage
 Load Balancing
 New Bulk Interfaces
 4. Diagnostics and Logging
 5. Known Issues in Oracle E-Business Tax Release 12.1.3
 6. Change Record
 7. Documentation Accessibility
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