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How to display country related tax codes in SRM

Hi there,

Does anyone know how to display tax codes for different countries in SRM? So far we had only UK tax codes in the system but more countries are going live soon and they need different tax codes for the creation of shopping carts and purchase orders.

Thank you very much in advance.


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Following IMG Settings in SRM system needs to maintained first ->

Tax code is picked from Material Master and vendor master data if you have picked tax calculation in backend data.
In this case you will get the tax code 
SPRO->SRM ->SRM SERVER->Cross Application Basic setting->Tax calculation->Enter Tax code.
You will get the value of tax code indicated in above SPRO link.
Please read the text message maintain in above SPRO link which explains the significance of the this setting.

In all SRM document you will get this default tax code when tax calculation happen in backend will have correct tax code decided into backend.
This is perfectly all right as all financial transaction will anyway happen in backen itself.


Please reward point if this helps.

SPRO Content:

Enter Tax Code
In this activity you define the tax codes that are to be available in SAP Enterprise Buyer.

You can define a tax code to be the default tax code. This is then suggested by SAP Enterprise Buyer, for example, in the confirmation or entry of an invoice. You can overwrite the default tax code.

If you specify an external tax system in Define System for Tax Calculation or you need to create invoices for USA or Canada, or Brazil, you enter one of the following tax categories:

Sales tax
Consumer use tax
Service tax (only for USA and Canada)
Rental/lease tax /only for USA and Canada)
For the location Brazil, you can only specify the tax categories Sales Tax and Consumer Use Tax .
In other cases, do not select a tax category.


Tax calculation takes place in R/3 System (Germany):

Tax code Tax name No tax Default Tax type 
I1 Sales tax X X 

SAP Enterprise Buyer uses these settings (when creating a shopping cart for Germany) to propose tax code 'I1'. During invoice entry, you must not enter a tax amount, otherwise the system outputs an error message.

Tax calculation takes place in external system (Canada):

Tax code Tax name No tax Default Tax type 
I0 No tax X Sales tax 

SAP Enterprise Buyer uses these settings (when creating a shopping cart for Canada) to propose tax code "I0". During invoice entry, you must specify the tax code. You have to choose a tax category for the external tax system.


You use the Materials Management functions in SAP Enterprise Buyer for example:

Create shopping cart
Process purchase order
Enter invoice
Standard settings

SAP Enterprise Buyer proposes the standard tax code, for example, during invoice entry.


1. Enter the required tax code and description.
2. Select the "No tax" column if entry of tax amounts is not necessary during invoice entry.
3. In the "Default val." column, enter a tax code as the default tax code.
4. Enter the tax category depending on the country .


Use IMG path "Tax Calculation > Enter Tax Code" to enter tax codes. Also if EBP tax codes are not exactly same as in backend system you need also to enter in "Tax Codes > Assign Enterprise Buyer Tax Code to FI System" which code in EBP corresponds with code in R/3.

In our system we are using the same codes so it was no necessary to perform second customizing task.

Also beware that in EBP gross amount (with tax code) is only informative and workflow is working on SC amounts without tax.


Tax Code settings in SRM


Enter Tax Code

Assign Enterprise Buyer Tax Code to FI System

Define Backend System for Product Category

Define G/L Account for Product Category and Account Assignment


Refer to this link

<b>Problem with tax determinationi by creating a shopping cart

Check OSS Note 957979 as well

Hope this will help.

Please reward full points, incase it suits your requirement.


- Atul

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