Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 has many features that will make your life easier! If you work in the accounts payable department processing invoices, you may want to verify that a 1099 vendor has provided their W-9 form before any invoices are posted for that vendor. AX 2012 R3 has a helpful feature which will automatically generate an infolog to alert you that a W-9 has not yet been received from a 1099 reportable vendor when an invoice is being created.
To enable the ‘Check for W-9 form’ functionality in AX 2012 R3, follow these steps:
On the Accounts payable parameters form, enable the ‘Check for W-9 form’ checkbox on the Invoice tab.
By selecting this checkbox, any newly created vendor record will automatically have the ‘Check for W-9’ checkbox enabled by default. The AP clerk who maintains vendors then has the option to deselect the field for each vendor if the infolog warning is not necessary for a particular vendor.
On the vendor record, the ‘Check for W-9’ checkbox will default as selected on the Tax 1099 tab. If the vendor has provided a W-9 form, click the ‘W-9 received’ checkbox to record it. You can attach the W-9 document to the vendor record using the Document handling functionality by clicking the ‘Attachments’ button on the Action pane.
For our example, we have not yet received a W-9 from our 1099 vendor and want an infolog generated to warn the AP clerk. We will leave the ‘W-9 received’ checkbox cleared and the ‘Check for W-9’ checkbox enabled.
Now when the AP clerk creates an invoice for a purchase order or a non-purchase order invoice journal for our 1099 vendor, an infolog is generated which warning the user that a W-9 form has not yet been received for that vendor. The AP clerk can still post the invoice or place the invoice on hold until the W-9 is received from the vendor.
For more information – check out our Webinar on 1099 Report Processing
This post was written by Robin Ellsworth, AX Application Consultant at Tridea Partners. Tridea is a leading Microsoft Dynamics provider.