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SFI 34: VAT breakdown, include country?

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Created by Claudia L on 2010-09-28 11:42:35 Back to Topics

SFI 34: VAT breakdown, include country?

In the VAT breakdown there are free text fields in which the carriers can specify the kind of VAT/GST/IVA etc. and the country. This information in a free text field might be sufficient for printing on the legal invoice, but automatic processing is difficult.
For our automatic VAT/GST/IVA processing we need to know the country to which this VAT applies.
Therefore, we would like to suggest to add a new field to SFI 34 which includes the 2-alpha-iso-code for the country for which this VAT/GST/IVA is collected.
 
Thank you for your consideration.
 
Replied by James S on 2010-09-29 05:40:53
Hi.
 
I'm not sure this is necessary. I would suggest that you should be able to determine the country the VAT applies to based on the country field in the invoice header. As you say, the text is really only to print something on the legal invoice.
 
If you receive an invoice from AZ operating in FR, and the legal address that they put on the invoice is FR, then don't you know that the VAT applies to FR.
 
Furthermore, if AZ billed you from IT, with the invoice having a legal address in IT, is it possible that they would put a FR VAT on the invoice? I understand that both VAT and the "from" address need to correspond to the country of service.
 
Please advise.
 
James
Replied by Claudia L (Lufthansa) on 2010-09-30 06:17:31
Hi.
We are not sure whether the VAT mentioned always has to correspond to the VAT in the invoice header. I agree, it is likely to be that way in most cases. But is that a fact for 100%?
 
We were thinking that it was possible that these two deviated therefore we suggested this addition.
 
Please confirm.
 
Replied by James S on 2010-09-30 06:27:31
Hi.
 
It sounds like this is an unknown. I've opened ticket #205 and will revert when a decision has been made.
 
James
 
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