Ensure Accurate and Efficient Tax Calculations with Your SAP System: A Guide to Configuring a Proper Taxation Model

  • by Sachidanand Padgaonkar, SAP Senior Consultant, Infosys Technologies, Ltd.
  • September 15, 2006
Tax is an integral part of every sales and purchase transaction, and each country treats tax in a different manner — from the Sales and Use Tax in the US, to the Value Added Tax in Europe, to the Goods and Services Tax in Canada and Australia. Each type of tax has its own set of rules and logic, and each type is booked in its own manner in the SAP system. This article explains the different types of tax models, and then takes you on a step-by-step tour of how to configure a tax computation in the SAP system — first entirely within the SAP system, and then incorporating external tax software — to help you configure the right type of computation for your own organization.

Sachidanand Padgaonkar

Sachidanand Padgaonkar is an SAP Senior Consultant at Infosys Technologies Ltd. with 10 years of consulting experience executing the diverse modules of SAP Financials, Sales and Distribution, and Logistics, with a special focus on the SAP Retail industry solution. Sachidanand is currently a consultant in the SAP space for leading high-tech companies in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has a degree in electrical engineering and an MBA in finance. He has published many articles in international publications and was a speaker at ASUG 2006 in Orlando.

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