Service Tax Settlement Error "APP-JA-46020: There is no account defined for AP invoice creation. Cannot Proceed" (Doc ID 2249659.1)

Last updated on MARCH 30, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Financials for India - Version 12.1.3 to 12.1.3 [Release 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

On : 12.1.3 version, Service Tax Setups - General

When trying to Service Tax - Settlement unable to process it and it is throwing an error 
in the settlement form "There is no account defined for AP Invoice Creation."

ERROR
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APP-JA-460204. There is no account defined for AP invoice creation. Cannot proceed.


STEPS
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The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
This error occurs when there is a balance  in the credit side and no balance in the debit side of the Balance as on settlement Date fields.
No issue is observed when the balance in the debit side is greater than the balance in the credit side. Also, unable to select the tax authority and Authority site, since these fields are greyed out. P

BUSINESS IMPACT
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The issue has the following business impact:
Due to this issue, users cannot proceed with settlement
for transactions where Credit Balance is More than Debit Balance

Cause

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