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  Excise Duty (MM-IM-ED)


This component enables you to analyze tax-relevant movements of goods that are subject to excise duties. It calculates the amount of the excise duty payments and, upon request, prints the results on forms for submission to the appropriate authorities.

Excise duties are duties that the state imposes as taxes on the use or consumption of certain goods. The liability to pay taxes is incurred when taxable goods are moved under customs seal from a location to a taxable location.

The state imposes excise duties, for example, on petroleum products, tobacco, alcohol and alcoholic beverages. This documentation deals with the processing of data relevant for alcohol duty with the SAP component Excise Duty (ED).

This component:

  • Is used in EU countries, but can also be used in countries outside the EU.

  • Is geared (in the standard system delivery) to meet the requirements of the beverages industry

  • Can be adapted to map excise duties in other (food) industries.

The standard version of the Excise Duty component provides settings and special analyses for the following beverages-industry-specific tax types:

  • German beer tax

  • German spirits tax

  • German sparkling wine tax

You can activate the preconfigured tax types as necessary.


This component is fully integrated in SAP Materials Management.


This component provides the following functions:

  • Non tax-type-specific functions

    You can use the tax-type-specific for all excise duty types, for example, document selection and month-end/year-end closing.

  • Non tax-type-specific functions

    You can replace the tax-type-specific functions with non tax-type-specific functions.You use the tax-type-specific functions when tax-type-specific analyses cannot be performed by a non tax-type-specific function, or when the data has to be output on predefined tax forms. A tax return, for example, is always a tax type-specific function.

  • Lists for materials or tax warehouses

  • Legal documents for movements under duty suspension

    In addition to the delivery note, the system can issue specific legal documents for the customs authorities using message determination.

  • Functions for maintaining master data

    Such as excise duty materials, excise duty customers, customer/vendor tax warehouses

  • Functions for checking the full excise duty master data

  • Functions for checking individual areas

    Such as materials, tax warehouse, movement types, stock ledger groups, customers, vendors, and system settings

  • Help functions for the test phase

    Such as resetting a period-end closing

  • Functions for configuring the component

See also:

Note Note

For more up-to-date information on Excise Duty,see SAP Note 716971.

End of the note.

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