What is SAF-T?

SAF-T; is a new regulation that introduces the Standard Audit File for Tax, which will be the standard method to regularly check a company's tax control framework.

The goal of SAF-T is to improve and deepen the process of tax and treasury audit and to identify main areas of non-compliance in tax reporting.

SAF-T brought significant benefits to the tax authorities in countries in which this solution has been already implemented. Such biggest benefits; reduction of costs and duration of audits, increased effectiveness, ability to conduct audit of few takes at once.


SAF-T (i.MAS) in Lithuania

SAF-T reporting requirement i.MAS was introduced in 2016 for large organisations. It is planned to be mandatory for all companies by 2020.

i.MAS has three main parts which are called; i.SAF, i.VAZ and i.SAF-T.

  • - i.SAF invoice data: This XML electronic register of sales and purchase invoices is submitted monthly with the VAT return by the 20th of the month-end following the reporting period. All VAT registered businesses must complete the submission.
  • - i.VAZ transport/consignment document: XML data Supporting documents for domestic movements of goods by road.
  • - i.SAF-T: accounting transaction reporting for resident businesses only. Currently it is not mandatory.

SAF-T LT rollout period

  • - Jan 2017 for businesses with a yearly revenue above €8M
  • - Jan 2018 for businesses with a yearly revenue above €750K.
  • - Jan 2019 for businesses with a yearly revenue above €45K
  • - Jan 2020 for all businesses

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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