In HCM 9.2 Image #23, we expanded the U.S. field TAX_CLASS from 1 to 3 characters in length. Previously the field was a one character alphanumeric field residing on the translate table, but after Image #23, there is a new table TAX_CLASS_TBL to hold the values of the field and will allow for new tax classes to be implemented more easily in the future.
It is important to note that no functionality was changed in this effort, only the field size and location. Delivered TAX_CLASS values remain the same after implementation.
As a result of this effort, there were modifications to numerous objects within the application, including, COBOL, SQR, records, pages, etc. You do not need to apply the entire image (including all HRMS, T&L, etc), only the Tax Update 17-C package. These modifications were all marked with the 17-C tag for easy implementation. Future modifications to the system will verify that 17-C has been applied, not the entire Image #23.
When creating your Change Package, select All Other Search Criteria under Update Manager Options.
A Search Options box will open, select Tax Updates
Additional Search Filters will be available when you select Tax Updates, select Tax or Regulatory Update, then select Tax Update 17-C from the drop down list.
For other FAQ's on the Tax Class Expansion project, see Document 2260808.1.
For complete instructions on building a Change Package that only includes the Tax Update, see Document 1566194.1.