Set up a sales tax settlement period [AX 2012]

Updated: November 11, 2010

Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

Set up a sales tax settlement periods by creating the sales tax settlement period, setting up the period length, and creating the individual settlement periods.

  1. Click General ledger > Setup > Sales tax > Sales tax settlement periods.

  2. If necessary, click New to create a line for the sales tax settlement period.

  3. In the Settlement period field, enter a unique code for the settlement period.

  4. In the Description field, enter a name or description of the settlement period.

  5. In the Authority field, select the sales tax authority that receives the reports and payments that are related to the settlement period.

  6. In the Terms of payment field, select the terms of payment that reflect the requirements of the sales tax authority of the settlement period.

    Example

    Your organization settles sales taxes every quarter, and the sales tax authorities expect settlement 14 days after the close of the quarter. The sales tax settlement periods and deadlines are as follows:

    Settlement period

    Deadline for reporting

    January 1 through March 31

    April 14

    April 1 through June 30

    July 14

    July 1 through September 30

    October 14

    October 1 through December 31

    January 14 of the following year

    You must settle your sales taxes on April 14. You select a value in the Terms of payment field that is equivalent to "Net 14 days". On April 10, you run the Sales tax payments job. The resulting due date for the settlement of sales taxes is April 14.

    To calculate sales tax for the first quarter, you must set the Transaction date field in the Sales tax payment form to the last day of the settlement period, which is March 31.

  1. Click General ledger > Setup > Sales tax > Sales tax settlement periods.

  2. Click the General tab.

  3. In the Period interval list, select the length of the interval.

  4. In the Number of units field, specify the number of units of the interval that make up the sales tax settlement period.

  1. Click General ledger > Setup > Sales tax > Sales tax settlement periods.

  2. Click the Periods tab.

  3. In the From date field, enter the first day of the first sales tax settlement period.

  4. In the To date field, enter the last day of the first period.

  5. Click Add to create additional periods. The date fields are filled in automatically based on the setup of the period length.

    Example

    In 2011, your organization settles its sales taxes every quarter. You create the first period by entering January 1, 2011 in the From date field and March 31, 2011 in the To date field. To create the other quarters of the year, click Add three times.


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