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Object documentation Nota Fiscal Locate the document in its SAP Library structure


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 that serves as the invoice is commonly referred to as the nota fiscal fatura (and, in the system, is simply called the nota fiscal).

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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