Oracle eBTax – If we are using European localization in 11i, will it go away with R12 E-Tax? or both serve different purpose?

Question –  If we are using European localisation in 11i, will it go away with R12 E-Tax? or both serve different purpose?

Answer – Pretty much every localisation I have worked with in R12 needs to be setup completely differently from 11i with many localisations being very different to those in 11i. Many of the localisations are related to ebusiness tax because of the many ‘local’ fiscal requirements around indirect taxation and particularly in Europe – disposing the myth that the EU has an harmonised tax solution.

So, to answer the question, it is unlikely that any localisations are replaced completely with standard functionality but there are many additional features that can be utilised by the eBTax solution that can make reporting easier and more detailed.