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Use this window to define selection criteria for the tax declaration boxes appearing in the tax declaration box report.

To open the window, from the SAP Business One Main Menu, choose   Administration   Setup   Financials   Tax   Tax Declaration Boxes  .

Tax Declaration Boxes - Setup Window
Effective From

Enables you to set up groups of tax declaration boxes, with each group sharing one effective period. Proceed as follows:

  1. Specify the date from which the group of tax declaration boxes you want to create is effective. From the Effective From dropdown list, select one of the following:

    • 01.01.1900: This date is displayed by default.

    • Define New: If you want to specify a date other than 01.01.1990, define a new one.

      Once you define a new date, the tax declaration group that has the default Effective From date 01.01.1900 is copied to the new group.

      Similarly, every time you define a new date, the existing tax declaration box group that has the chronologically latest Effective From date is copied to the new group.

    Note Note

    The chronologically later Effective From date of one tax declaration box group automatically becomes the "Effective To” date for the group with the early Effective From date.

    For example, you only create two groups of tax declaration boxes, group A and group B. The Effective From dates of group A and B are set as 01.01.2009 and 01.01.2010, respectively. Therefore, 01.01.2010 automatically becomes the ”Effective To” date of group A, that is, the effective period of group A is from 01.01.2009 to 01.01.2010.

    End of the note.
  2. If required, define the individual tax declaration boxes within the group you create.

    For each group, you can define different numbers of tax declaration boxes, and each tax declaration box within the group can have individual settings.

Code, Name

Enter a code and relevant description for the box.


Select to indicate the tax declaration box is inactive. Once the tax declaration box is set as inactive, you cannot include it in the tax declaration box report. By default, the checkbox is not selected.


Choose one of the following options:

  • Vat Group – summarizes VAT groups in the box

  • Box – summarizes several boxes in this box

Summary Field

Choose to display one of the following amounts of the tax transactions in the report:

  • Base Amount

  • Tax Amount – the actual tax amount

  • EQ Base Amount – relevant in Spain only

  • EQ Tax Amount – relevant in Spain only

  • Non-Deductible Amount


Choose one of the following options to determine what to add of the transactions that will be calculated in the box:

  • Debit Side – only the debit amount

  • Credit Side – only the credit amount

  • Debit Side + Credit Side – both the credit and debit amount

Formula Syntax

The calculation formula of the box (the tax groups and the relations between them). For more information on the formula, go here.

Sort Order

Define the display order of the boxes in the report by entering their successive numbers. By default, the next successive number is entered when you update the Tax Declaration Boxes - Setup window.

Absolute Value

Displays the absolute box amount in the report.

Box Definition - Rows

Opens the Box DefinitionRows window, in which you can define a formula for the selected box.