Creating and Posting an Intercompany Sales Invoice

To create a sales invoice to send to another company in your organization (the destination company), follow the same steps as described in Creating a Single Sales Invoice from Scratch but with the following differences:

  • In the Account field, select the intercompany account that is linked to the destination company. See About Intercompany Accounts for more information.
  • Do not add a schedule of any type. Only single, non-recurring invoices without payment or income schedules are supported in an intercompany context.
  • Only enter zero-rated (0.00%) tax codes or tax amounts.
  • Do not exceed the 80-line enterprise billing limit. See What is Enterprise Billing? for further details.

The same process is applied for an intercompany sales credit note.

When an intercompany document (sales invoice or credit note) is posted, an intercompany transfer record is created.

See What is an Intercompany Transfer?, Posting Sales Invoices and Posting Sales Credit Notes for more information.

The corporate or local accounts receivable GLA and any default dimensions are derived from the sending company's intercompany definition when creating the account line. This is so that you can bill the same account from many companies and each one can have its own control accounts and default dimensions.


You cannot add intercompany lines to a sales invoice or sales credit note that has an intercompany account entered on the document header. Intercompany lines are used when operating an intercompany A/R function. See Using Intercompany Accounts Receivable for more information.