Country codes

Find this screen

Open: Accounting System Manager > Settings > Country Codes.

How to

Add a country code

To add a new country code:

Open: Accounting System Manager > Settings > Country Codes.

  1. Select a blank line or click Add.
  2. In the boxes available, enter the details.

    Code

    Enter up to two characters for the country code.

    We used the ISO country codes within this list so although you could use any code we advise you stick with the adopted standard.

    Note: You can't use the same code twice. If the Code field turns red, that means the code is already in use, and you'll have to use a different code.

    Name

    Enter up to 20 characters for the country name.

    EU

    If the country is part of the European Union, select the EU box.

    Company VAT No.

    If you have registered for VAT in the country, enter the company's VAT registration number.

    This may be necessary if your sales in that country to non-registered customers exceed the country's distance selling threshold.

  3. Click OK to save your changes.

Amend a country code

There are times when you need to amend an existing country code; if a country enters or leaves the EU, if its name contains a spelling mistake or if you want to add or amend the tax number.

Open: Accounting System Manager > Settings > Country Codes.

  1. Select the code that you want to amend.
  2. You cannot amend the two character country code itself as it may be associated with records in the accounting system, but you can amend the country name or VAT number. This is not recommended, however, as these are set by the EU.

  3. Select the EU box if the country has joined the EU, or clear the EU box if the country has left the EU.
  4. Click OK to save your changes.

Delete a country code

You can only delete a country from this list if it is not being used within Sage 200. A country code is considered in use when it has been linked to either a customer or supplier record.

Open: Accounting System Manager > Settings > Country Codes.

  1. Select the code, and click Delete.
  2. Click OK to save your changes.

Print your country codes

You can generate and print a report that details all the country codes detailed within Sage 200.

Open: Accounting System Manager > Settings > Country Codes.

  • Click Print.

Useful info

Country codes

Sage 200 contains a list of two character country codes and descriptions that you use to indicate the country in which your customers and suppliers are based - for the benefit of EU VAT accounting requirements.

You will find this list is pre-populated with all the countries you need. Country descriptions include an EU indicator that is selected for countries in the EU. In fact, there are very few times that you'll need to visit this form to update it. You should only need to come to this screen if:

  • A country joins the EU.
  • A country leaves the EU.
  • You register for tax in a country and want to make a note of your tax number within Sage 200.

Update the GB country code after Brexit

Only update the GB country code if you are using Sage 200 Professional version 2020 R2 onwards. If you're using an older version than 2020 R2, we recommend that you do not update the GB country code and leave it set as a EU member. Otherwise this can affect your ability to generate Intrastat reports and the EC Sales List.

You will need to change the GB country code from being a EU member to a non-EU member.

You need to change this for all your Sage 200 companies.

Open: Accounting System Manager > Settings > Country Codes.

  1. Find the GB country code.
  2. Deselect the EU box.