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R12: Ebtax: How to Enter a 'Tax Only' Invoice in AP? (Doc ID 553209.1)

Last updated on JUNE 24, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle E-Business Tax - Version 12.0.3 and later
Oracle Payables - Version 12.0.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
APXINWKB - Invoices Entry


E-Business Tax (EBTax) Information Center > EBTax Integration With EBS Modules> Payables > Note 553209.1

How to enter a tax only invoice?

1. Responsibility: Oracle Payables R12
2. Path: Invoices -> Entry -> Invoices
3. Create an invoice with a single line with type 'tax' and save.

No distribution is created.
Entering the tax line in tax details directly throws exceptions.
Clicking Calculate Tax throws exceptions.
Cannot enter a tax-only invoice.

Invoice Hold:

4. Workaround 1: Enter the invoice as a standard line and put 'Tax' in the line

Workaround 2:
Entered a zero dollar line with the correct ship to, auto-calculated the tax using the tax model setup and over-rode the tax amount to equal the invoice amount.  Then released the tax hold. Is this the right approach? If so (see attached doc) is there a way to stop users from entering a tax line type, or trying to enter a tax detail line w/out a zero dollar standard line, to avoid breaking the invoice validation scheduled
daily process?

Impact: If a tax only invoice is entered this way, it saves w/out distributions and causes the invoice validation process to fail during batch validation. All invoices must be validated manually because 'tax only ' invoice
cannot be deleted or fixed. Loss of service becomes severe


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