SNP Payment Backlogs in SAP
Bad debt relief for VAT and CIT
On 1 January 2020, the “Act on Amending Certain Acts to Limit Payment Backlogs” entered into force in Poland. Its aim is to reduce payment backlogs and strengthen the position of creditors in commercial transactions. The regulations introduce the obligation to prepare an annual report on payment practices applied by the enterprise.
The new regulations also specify the possibilities of adjusting the output VAT and reducing the CIT tax base by liabilities not paid by suppliers (“bad debt relief”), which enables the company to improve its cash flow.
The SNP Payment Backlogs in SAP package consists of three components:
- handling the bad debt relief for VAT
- handling the bad debt relief for CIT
- generation of data for the annual report on payment practices
SNP solutions automate the process of calculating and processing data on statuses of counterparties’ payments based on information in the SAP system. As a result, the use of the bad debt relief is much easier and has a low risk of error. Similarly, data for the annual report on payment practices is automatically prepared in SAP.
The SNP Payment Backlogs in SAP package is developed on the basis of subsequent information from the Polish Ministry of Finance, including the information specifying the requirements as to the content and structure of the annual report.