Indian Budget 2008-2009 announced on 29/02/2008. here you can see the instructions for customers using country version India on preparatory activities to carry out prior to the announcement.
It also contains a list of frequently asked questions in event of a legal change being announced.
Following points has been announced:
1. Dedicated phone lines have been set up to response to customer queries related to the Indian Budget 2008 - 2009.
Customers raising OSS messages for Budget 2008 must maintain the short text of the message as 'Budget 2008 - < >'.
2. As preparatory activities prior to announcement of Indian Budget 2008-2009, all customers are requested to ensure that they have applied the following in their system prior to the announcement of the Indian Budget 2008-2009 on 29th February 2008 -
Master for Additional tax fields and changes
SP level :
CIN 40A in 46C: CIN AOSP 11
R/3 4.70: SP 26
ECC 5.0: SP 12
ECC 6.0: SP 4
Budget 2007-Legal implications
SP level :
CIN 40A in 46C: CIN AOSP 13
R/3 4.70: SP 29
ECC 5.0: SP 17
ECC 6.0: SP 10
Customers who are planning to go for an upgrade are recommended to upgrade up to this SP level.
3. In case of new tax being introduced in the Budget 2008 announced, we will use the additional tax field 2, AT2, to incorporate this tax in CIN.
Frequently asked questions by customers in the event of a new tax / cess being introduced in the budget -
i) Where will we find the corrections delivered by SAP to incorporate the new legal change?
Ans: A master containing the relevant corrections and configurations will be released on 29/02/2008. The master will be updated regularly with the released for the legal change. Customers are requested to check for the master for Indian Budget 2008-2009 on the service market place on 29/02/2008.
Link to service market place - <>
ii) In case of queries related to the Budget, is there any contact numbers at which I can reach SAP?
Ans: Customers can contact SAP at the following two phone numbers which are dedicated to customer queries on the Indian Budget for 2008 -
+91 80 4139 9150, +91 80 4139 9151
In addition to these numbers, customers can also contact us at the hotline numbers -
+91 80 2841 8300, +91 80 2841 8310
4. In case of change in rate of an existing tax, customers would need to carry out the necessary changes in customizing to incorporate this change.
Frequently asked questions by customers in the event of existing tax rates being changed -
i) How should a change in tax rate for an existing excise duty be handled in MM?
Ans: For Customers using TAXINN - Create a new conditions records starting from 1st March 2008 with new rates.
For Customer using TAXINJ - Maintain the new tax rate in J1ID with the new validity period starting from 1st of March 2008.
ii) How should a change in tax rate for an exisiting excise duty be handled in SD?
Ans: For Customer Using TAXINN - Create a new condition record with revised rate & the validity should start from 1st of March 2008.
The Pricing type of the Item category should be changed to #C# in the Delivery to Billing or Order to Billing copying Control (VTFL -> Delivery related billing, VTFA -> Order related billing). This customizing changes will get the new rates during billing for all the old open Sales documents.
For Customer using TAXINJ - Change the existing tax code and maintain Excise duty rate in J1ID with validity starting from 1st of March 2008.
iii) How to handle open import process POs?
Ans: We recommend to close the open POs for which the goods receipt process is complete. Else if the POs are to be kept open, then the existing lines should be closed and new lines can be added for which the changes introduced will be applicable and this will not affect the closed lines in the PO.
iv) How to handle Service tax rate changes?
Ans: If there is any rate change in Service tax #
It is mandatory to create a new tax code for customers using Deferred tax code.
For customers not using Deferred tax solution for service tax, consider pre-closing the LIV & then change the tax rate instead of creating a new tax codes.
For SD, customer can change the tax rate in the existing tax codes / Condition records.