(BEL) Create a customer account with an enterprise number [AX 2012]

Updated: November 22, 2010

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

The enterprise number is a unique identification code assigned by the Belgian government to each Belgian company to replace the nine-digit VAT number. The enterprise number, which must appear in customer account records, contains text and a ten-digit number. The abbreviations TVA or BTW in the text of the customer’s unique enterprise number indicate that the company is required to pay VAT. If the company has an Intrastat obligation, the abbreviation BE is also included in the text.

The enterprise number is used to generate the EU sales list and Annual sales list and to declare VAT when you post an invoice for a customer.

Use this procedure to create a customer account and specify the enterprise number assigned to the customer by the Belgian government.

  1. Click Accounts receivable > Common > Customers > All customers.

  2. Click Customer to create a new customer account. For more information, see Create a customer record.

  3. Click the Addresses FastTab, and then click Add to open the Address form. Enter the required details.


    The Primary check box for the customer account in the Address form must be cleared.

  4. Close the form to save your changes.

  5. Click the Details FastTab, and in the Country/region field, select BEL.

  6. Click the Invoice and delivery FastTab, and in the Enterprise number field, enter the customer's unique identification code. The identification code entered in this field is updated in the Tax exempt number field.

  7. Close the form to save your changes.

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