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.
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.