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 in Portugal

Portugal was the first country which introduced the SAF-T reporting in 2008. Since 2018, annual accounting SAF-T has been compulsory for companies in addition to monthly SAF-T reporting obligator.

There are two types of reporting in Portugal:

  • - Monthly SAF-T Reporting
  • - ComAnnual SAF-T Reportingpany

Portugal was the first country with SAF-T, which was in 2008. Since 2018, the monthly SAF-T submission not enough anymore and it became obligatory to provide an addition SAF-T for the annual accounting.

Portugal Monthly SAF-T data types are as follow:

  • - Customer Master Data
  • - Tax Table
  • - Sales Invoices
  • - Payments

Portugal Annual SAF-T data types are as follow:

  • - General Ledger Master Data
  • - Customer Master Data
  • - Supplier Master Data
  • - Product Master Data
  • - Tax Table
  • - General Ledger Entries
  • - Sales Invoices
  • - Movement of Goods
  • - Working Documents
  • - Payments

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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