Hi, the US version of Nav has US Sales Tax as standard and is fairly straight forward to use, whats wrong with using that
Check out this site, www.salestax.com
They create utilities for the sales tax maintainence for Navision. They also release tax rates as they become available.
Of all the sales tax packages, I have allways preffered CCH. Its not perfect, but I would say the best available. The tie in with Navision is not perfect, since its normally based on 5 igit zip code, but that is pretty accurate anyway, there are only a fe towns that break tax down futher than that, and they can be handled manually. The other problem is with Navision Returns if you use a ship to location, these are not done too well, so test that well.
By the way Paul, believe me Sales Tax really is much more complex than VAT. In the UK, you might get one change to the VAT rate for heating oil for pensioners once in ten years. Sales Tax changes by State, by County, by town by city every month. And not just the rates, but even the basic methods of calculation, sometimes is additive tax some time cumulative. And who remembers when Rockland county decided to increase sales tax by 0.005%. Sounds simple, except that Navision only allowed (back then) 2 decimals for sales tax rounding.
Paul Croucher:Thanks David...do you have a bit more detail on CCH..Paul
Basically CCH have two services, one is they provide a list of all the tax rates, second they can organize payments of taxes to the appropriate authorities.
The list of Tax rates is based on ZIP codes, and is pretty good, though not perfect. They do provide a geo-code, but since that is not often used in Navision, you need to use the Zip code to get a pretty close rate. I have not ha any Navision clients using the tables complain, so I guess they work.
I know they are developing a Navision interface, but I don't believe that is heading anywhere, so you probably need to develop your own. I have developed interfaces for CCH to Navision before, and we (CCH and I) always get close to agreeing to develop an official add on together, and then all of a sudden someone in the company sees dollar signs decides to do it internally, and it goes by the way side. We first agreed to develop an interface together in 2002 but they still keep thinking that they will do it "in house".
Paul, the site www.salestax.com is created by CCH.
Check out the website and it'll tell you exactly what they do.
On the side note, they seem to took off support for NAV... But you might call them and ask them about it.
Paul Croucher:BTW Alex, thats one hell of a fat cat
Yeah... for some reason, he keeps eating and my wife keeps feeding him.
When he lays out, he's measuring 2.5 feet.