I totally agree, but this failure within Manager is a flow on effect from Manager’s Sales Invoice’s WHT data entry short comings, therefore, impacts the Purchase Invoice data entry side.
Taking the Guides comment:
“If various line items on the sales invoice are subject to different withholding rates, calculate the total amount to be withheld manually and enter as an Amount . You may wish to explain the calculation in the
Notes field of the sales invoice.”
That is, if you are applying differing WHT rates within the one Sales Invoice then they are being entered on the Sales Invoice as an amalgamated figure, therefore they need to be dis-amalgamated on the Purchase Invoice via line entries (if the WHT is explained) rather then a tick box, as the Sales Invoice fails to individualise the various WHT rates within the tick box.
Compare that to GST/ VAT tax rates, where those Sales Invoice’s individualised rates are allowed to be replicated on the Purchase Invoice via a mirror image process.
So the question is, why doesn’t Manager allow the individual input of multiple WHT rates within the one Sales Invoice just as it does allow other taxes, such as GST/VAT.
Yes, but you also need to track the liability through two phases as you yourself explained:
“You pay part of the invoice balance to the supplier and hold part to remit to the government.”
If this is correct, then how does the User ensure that the supplier and the government get paid their respective amounts if one doesn’t track separately the withheld amounts.
Quite frankly, another one of your illogical garbage statements.
Whilst I am fully in agreement with the usage of additional line items to resolve a data entry situation, however I find your suggestion of it’s usage in this topic as hypercritical. In almost ever other topic that proposes additional lines solutions you have poo hooed that as poor accounting with commentary such as “purchase invoices modified with line items not on the original supplier’s sales invoices could cause confusion if disputes arise or lead to adverse findings by auditors”.
Therefore can you please explain, why you think a Purchase Invoice with additional line items detailing WHT would be acceptable to an auditor, yet, according to yourself, any other usage of additional line items on a Purchase Invoice would cause confusion if disputes arise or lead to adverse findings by auditors.