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Fiscal Positions in Odoo 13

Accounting in Businesses is the systematic recording, analyzing, interpreting and presenting financial information. Accounting is the way a business keeps track of its operations. Here you can read about 'How you can apply Fiscal Position in Odoo 13 Accounting'. 

In Odoo, the accounting process keeps track of all the transactions made through the system. This information can then be printed as reports as well.

The default tax to be applied to a product in Odoo is set in the product’s form. These taxes are then used in Sales & Accounting while creating Orders & Invoices.

But there are some exceptions related to taxes & accounting to be applied to the customers of a particular country or based on the status or locations of the customers.

In Odoo, the concept to apply the right taxes for the customer is handled using Fiscal Positions. The default tax for a customer can be replaced by another one based on the specific fiscal position of the customer.

For example, say, a company in Austria applies 15% taxes on its products but wants to apply 5% taxes for a citizen of Austria. This can be done using Fiscal Positions in Odoo.

In this blog, we’ll see how to apply Fiscal Positions in Odoo Accounting. So, let us start.


1) First of all, we’ll create a fiscal position. Fiscal Positions can be created in the Configuration menu of the Accounting.

Activate the developer mode, then navigate to the admin user or whichever user you are logged in with. Here, enable the ‘Show Full Accounting Features’.

Fiscal Positions in Odoo 13

Navigate to Accounting and refresh your web page.

2) Now in Configuration > Navigate to the Fiscal Positions.

Fiscal Positions in Odoo 13

Here, you’ll see some fiscal positions by default if you have loaded the demo data. You can create your own fiscal position here.

Fiscal Positions in Odoo 13

Name the fiscal position whatever you want. In this case, we’ll create a fiscal position with the name ‘Austria’.

If you want the system to automatically detect this fiscal position, enable ‘Detect Automatically’. After that, you’ll see an option to apply this fiscal position for a specific country or a country group. Say, we want to apply this fiscal position for the customers that belong to ‘Austria’, Select the country ‘Austria’. This will automatically detect the fiscal positions for the customers of Austria.

Next, we’ll create entries for the taxes to be replaced using this Fiscal Position. We need to mention all the taxes that we want to replace here. Now our Fiscal Position is created.

Fiscal Positions in Odoo 13

3) Now create a test customer or simply select the country for a customer as Austria.

Fiscal Positions in Odoo 13

After that, create an invoice for this customer. You’ll see that the fiscal position is updated in that customer & taxes are also replaced.

Fiscal Positions in Odoo 13
Fiscal Positions in Odoo 13

4) You can also apply account mapping using fiscal positions. We can set an alternative account in the fiscal position. And when the fiscal position is applied on invoices, the account will be replaced based on what is set in the fiscal position.

Fiscal Positions in Odoo 13

5) You can also set the fiscal position for a customer directly in the customer.

Fiscal Positions in Odoo 13

The fiscal position set here automatically gets mapped to the Sales & Invoices.

So we can easily create & set the fiscal positions following these basic steps in Odoo. I hope you find this information useful.

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