How should we proceed with the Synchronize Payroll Tax Data tool for applying TUB process to a certain client?
This tool does not change this process. You run the tool in the client you used to apply TUBs in order to update the tables, and then pull the relevant data to the other clients, in the same way as you used to do. Alternatively, you can run the tool in all your relevant clients to synchronize the client-dependent data.
Can I run the tool i.e, Synchronize Payroll Tax Data (RPUPAYUS_SYNC_TAX_DATA) tool in test mode for one type of payroll tax data and in the productive mode for the other type of payroll tax data?
Yes, you can. In this case, the system will update only the tables of the type for which you have run the tool in productive mode. The output log displays the execution mode for each type of payroll tax data.
When running the Synchronize Payroll Tax Data tool for the first time, the system displays several warning messages in the General Messages node of the output log. Why does it happen?
When running the tool for the first time, the system tries to recreate all the tax areas in your system. If the tax area already exists, the system adds a warning message to the log. Additionally, the system creates the tax authority mappings in your BSI dataset for all the authorities and this generates a new warning message for each authority. This is the normal behavior of the tool.
After this first run, the number of warning messages should decrease significantly.
Is Synchronize Payroll Tax Data tool mandatory for TaxFactory 10.0?
This tool will completely replace the delivery of Tax Update Bulletin (TUB) Notes for Tax Factory 10.0 after April 2015, when its use will become mandatory. Until then, SAP will continue releasing TUB Notes for TaxFactory 10.0.
Synchronize Payroll Tax Data tool does not synchronize the Tax Types (T5UTT) table correctly. It tries to delete several entries or it tries to create tax types with code ‘00’ and fails. What should I do?
You should apply SAP 2101719, which deletes all the dependencies on BSI Tax Type mappings. After applying this SAP, the tool will no longer synchronize the tables T5UTT and BTXTAXT. The updates to these tables will be provided in a separate SAP whenever BSI releases a new tax type in a Regulatory Bulletin.