What is Standard Audit File for Tax (SAF-T)?

SAF-T, introduced by OECD, is a file containing reliable accounting data exported from an accounting system for a specific time period. It has become a standard audit application in many OECD countries. The goal is to identify and eradicate the non-compliance in tax reporting.

SAF-T has brought significant benefits to the governments and taxpayers. Reduced costs and audit durations, and increased effectiveness are some of them. SAF-T is easily readable thanks to its standardized layout and format, and extensible according to need.

SAF-T in Norway

Norway introduced SAF-T legislation in 2017. SAF-T reporting is mandatory from January 2020. Companies with less than 5 Million NOK in turnover and that have not published any data electronically are exempt from the requirement.Only when the Tax Agency requests it, the taxpayer must submit files in SAF-T format.SAF-T in Norway is very similar to OECD with only a few exceptions. 

Below information has to be provided on request to the Tax Agency:

  • Header: Company identification
  • Masterfile: General Ledger Entries, Customers, Suppliers, Tax Table, Analysis Type Table, Owners
  • Source Files: General Ledger entries, Accounting documents

How Can SNI Help You?

  - A single partner for all countries: 
  At SNI, our primary objective is to be the global partner to help our customers remain compliant in this new digital world


- End-to-end solution all three major steps in one single SAP add-on:
SNI covers all three 3 main layers for digital tax reporting and regulatory compliance

SNI SAF-T Solution Architecture

Support for a long-term relationship

Main Features of SNI add-ons

  • - Fully integrated into SAP without an external interface or use of external software
  • - Globally registered «/SNI/» namespace for all objects
  • - SAP Version independent. Supports SAP ERP 4.7 and higher and also S/4HANA versions
  • - SAP release and upgrade independent; implemented without core modification
  • - ABAP is the programming language
  • - Installation is done simply by external transport file
  • - All developments under a package
  • - XML data stored in /SNI/ tables
  • - Compatibility – working with XI/PI or e-invoice integrators
  • - Standard SAP authorization used
  • - User-friendly screens
  • - Own customized tables
  • - Own transaction codes and menus

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