Code 56: Early Buy Allowance
What is Deduction Code 56?
Code 56s are generated when there is an early buy allowance listed on your Online Supplier Agreement (OSA), but not on the invoice.
How to Prevent Valid Code 56s
- Verify all information and terms on your PO prior to fulfilling an order.
- Ensure you have written correspondence from your buyer for any special deals.
- Review POs before accepting them.
- Check with your EDI provider to make sure applicable allowances are being included on invoices
Can Code 56s be Disputed?
Yes, with your buyer.
How to Dispute Code Invalid 56s
Code 56s can be disputed with your buyer if you can prove that the allowance was actually given on the invoice.
The common scenario for invalid code 56s is that your Supplier Agreement states that an allowance is supposed to be given off-invoice, but your EDI provider is actually giving the allowance off-line-item. In this scenario, the correct dollar amount is being withheld from the invoice, just from the wrong place. Disputing with your buyer and showing that the correct amount was already withheld can often overturn the deduction.
Written by The SupplyPike Team
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