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Object documentation Nota Fiscal 


See nota fiscal.


The nota fiscal is used in the following ways:

·  Delivery note

In Brazil, taxes are levied on the movement of goods – and not on the sale, as is customary in other countries. For this reason, a nota fiscal, which represents a legal document, must accompany each delivery of goods.

·  Invoice

In most cases, the nota fiscal also serves as a financial document, meaning that customers view the nota fiscal as an invoice against which they make payment. They do not request a separate invoice (called a fatura in Portuguese). This type of nota fiscal is commonly referred to as the nota fiscal fatura.

On occasion, customers request a separate invoice in addition to the nota fiscal that arrives along with the goods. Vendors then send what is called a fatura, which can be used to group one or more notas fiscais. 

The nota fiscal includes all tax-related information, which is required for reporting to the tax authorities.


The SAP System automatically generates a nota fiscal when you:

·  Create an invoice in Logistics Invoice Verification (MM-IV)

·  Enter a goods movement in Inventory Management (MM-IM)

·  Create a sales order in Billing (SD-BIL)

You can also create a nota fiscal manually using the Nota Fiscal Writer.


A number of Customizing settings must be configured for the nota fiscal functions to work. In particular, you must define:

·  Nota fiscal number ranges

·  Nota fiscal types

·  CFOP codes

·  Screen control group assignments

You can refer to this overview of all nota fiscal Customizing activities.

See also:

Nota Fiscal Types

Archiving Notas Fiscais

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