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Difference between Intercompany and Intracompany in SAP

Intercompany vs Intracompany in SAP


Transactions are between two or more related internal legal entities with common control, i.e. in the same enterprise (Inter = Latin for “BETWEEN”)


Transactions are between two or more entities within the same legal entity (Intra = Latin for “WITHIN”)

Well the real difference is that Intracompany processing is determined by company management, whereas Intercompany has to follow the law.

The amount the R&D department pays the manufacturing department of the same LE for some test chips(of the silicon kind) is to be sorted out between themselves. However when my manufacturing company in Ireland sell chips to their sister company in Germany you can imagine the tax authorities care about how much they charge because they get a % of it in taxes. This what transfer pricing is all about, it is important to get it right and you need to follow the rules and be prepared to open up your books to the tax people to demonstrate you followed the rules.


  • 29 Aug 2013 2:40 pm Guest Helpful Answer

    Intercompany: XYZ, New Delhi sends a batch of finished goods to its warehouse in Chennai. In this transfer according to excise laws, no sales tax etc are charged since company is not selling simply transferring its goods to its extension. 

    Intracompany: XYZ New Delhi "transfers" a batch of finished goods to scrap/quarantine due to quality defect.

  • 22 Jun 2012 10:07 am GANESH KUMAR
    Can anyone describe the difference with having an simple example so that it will makes easier to understand in SAP scenario's...