Learn How to Update Tax Records in ESS Portal Address Service Using BSI Tax Locator

  • by Sujatha Vengaiah, HCM Consultant
  • February 28, 2014
Learn how to automate the SAP employee self-services (ESS) portal to update tax records when employees update their home addresses in ESS. Here is a detailed technical solution designed to overcome the tax implications with tax records not maintained correctly with address changes when using a self-service system. Learn some great tips for automating this process.
Learning Objectives

Reading this article you will learn:

  • How to overcome a common issue faced by users of the employee self-services portal for US employees.
  • How a change of address can impact employee and employer taxes if not done properly.
  • How to use BSI Tax Locator functionality to automatically update the employee’s tax records along with their address update.
  • The technical details required to implement this tool.
Key Concept

BSI Tax Locator is an application provided by BSI, an SAP Partner, that provides payroll tax solutions. It validates the resident and work addresses of employees in accordance with the latest postal standards and automates tax assignment for payroll setup, eliminating manual tax look up.

As in many other companies, I had a standard requirement a few years ago from my business users to automate the process of updating residence tax records (infotype 207) when U.S. employees change their addresses in the SAP ERP HCM system’s employee self-services (ESS) portal. I started to do research, as this is a standard scenario and I figured there must be an easy solution. In my search, I learned that this functionality was available in the Internet Transaction Server (ITS) version of ESS but was stripped out of the Java Web Dynpro version. I wanted to understand how this was currently being handled in the back end and approached an Organizational Management (OM)/Personnel Administration (PA) functional colleague to find out. I was told that they used a dynamic action (table view V_T588Z) where the logic is hardcoded (Figure 1). This requires maintenance over time as tax authorities change.

Figure 1
View of table V_T588Z hardcoded logic

Sujatha Vengaiah

Sujatha Vengaiah is an experienced HCM Consultant with over 13 years of SAP experience and more than seven years of SAP ERP HCM experience. She began her career as an ABAP Developer and progressed to lead roles managing several SAP system implementations, including ECC, SRM, SCM, SEM, and HCM. Sujatha is currently the Business Solution Manager for HR Business Function supporting the Operations and Talent Management group for a leading chemical company.

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