During the creation of an incoming SAP supplier invoice as part of the plan buy pay process in the operational procurement scenario, you might run into the error account has been set as not relevant for tax.
This SAP error simply mean that the account must be setup for the right kind of tax, which is feasible in transaction FS00 – display General Ledger account centrally, located in the SAP tree under accounting > financial accounting > general ledger > master records > G/L accounts > individual processing.
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When going through the error account has not been set as relevant for tax, the issue is that the customizing must be updated to open the account for the right kind of tax, that is actually used in the SAP supplier invoice creation process.
Open the correct GL account in the transaction FS00, display General Ledger account centrally.
From there, open the second tab, called control data, in which the tax setting will be displayed for the GL account.
Once in the control tab of the GL account, if you are in visualization mode, go to change mode by using the window’s menu and click on change.
Then, click on the tax category field, and use the F4 key to open the entry help menu, that will display all kind of available taxes, such as:
- – only input tax allowed
- + only output tax allowed
- * all tax types allowed
- < input tax account
- > output tax account
- input/output tax down payments managed gross
- output tax for tax documents
More options or different ones might be offered to you, depending on your SAP system configuration.
Select the right type of tax for your case.
Once the right value has been selected for the tax category field MWSKZ, select the save icon to apply the change in the system.
SAP tax category tables: field MWSKZ, table BSEG account document segment, table EKKO purchasing document header
Display messages might appear, telling you that the change has been successfully registered in the system, and that the sales tax code has been updated for example, which will appear as a warning.