Romania SAF-T

2021

Romania SAF-T Project

SAF-T (Standart Audit File for Tax) is a method of exporting accurate tax accounting data in a format that is easily readable by tax agencies.

As part of a methodology that also enhances efficiency and productivity in computer-assisted auditing, SAF-T has been designed to offer auditors access to data in an easily readable format allowing them to perform substantive testing of system controls and data using proprietary audit software.

In this manner, Romania SAF-T is developed under the idea “Strengthening the capacity of the National Agency for Fiscal Administration to support modernization initiatives” named SIPOCA code 604.

Check our other post for details about Romania SAF-T legal requirements

This project aims to strengthen the capacity of the National Agency for Fiscal Administration, in order to support modernization initiatives, including the development of electronic public services that optimize business-oriented decision-making processes, as well as the establishment of an international standard audit file for all economic parties.

SAF-T allows testing of accounting transactions at the line level.Through the use of SAF-T, errors can be identified more efficiently in the initial stages of an audit so auditors can plan their resources more efficiently.By planning resources effectively, businesses have the assurance that audit resources will be directed towards areas with possible errors.

Digitization and the use of standards in collaboration between tax administrations and taxpayers increase mutual trust by ensuring high levels of transparency and predictability.

As a result, SAFT is expected to contribute to ensuring equity in the conduct of economic activities in addition to enhancing voluntary compliance by reducing the effort of both parties in allocating human and material resources.

SAP Solution for Romania SAF-T

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Romania SAF-T Files

Recently ANAF has published below documents for the SAF-T project. As stated under aim of transparency decision, the following documents and information were published in order to comply with the submission of Information Declarations D406 and D406T:

  1. SAF-T VALIDATOR MODULE (Soft-J) “kit_duk_SAFT_09082021.zip” – executable code compiled for verification of Romania SAF-T files in XML format, by taxpayers and / or application developers.
  2. SAF-T VALIDATOR test files – 14 test files, with usage examples, covering all types of valid records with VAT codes, WHT and general business chart of accounts. They must be treated as completed, unitary models, and do not explicitly target any category of taxpayers;
  3. SAF-T scheme version 4.1.1
  4. XSD schema for SoftJ version 2.3
  5. Electronic form D406T
Romania SAF-T files
You can find the files from the url https://static.anaf.ro/static/33/Anaf/20210809182200_saft_actual_090821.zip and https://static.anaf.ro/static/33/Anaf/20210709142633_saf_t_actualizare_090721.zip

Romania SAF-T Fields

Romania SAF-T XML strcuture defines below fields from highlevel.

Romania SAF-T fields

Below table shows the sections and their obligations in XML.

Nr.SectionSub-sectionsObligatory
1Header Yes
2MasterFiles Yes
  GeneralLedgerAccountsYes
  TaxonomiesNo
  CustomersYes
  SuppliersYes
  Tax TableYes
  UOMTableYes
  AnalysisTypeTableYes
  MovementTypeTableYes
  ProductsYes
  PhysicalStockNo
  OwnersYes
  Assets Yes
3GeneralLedgerEntries  Yes
4SourceDocuments Yes
  Sales InvoicesYes
  Purchase InvoicesYes
  PaymentsYes
  Movement of GoodsYes
  Asset TransactionsNo

Frequenlty Asked Questions

ANAF has compiled a Frequenlty Asked Questions document about Romania SAFT. You can check the file at https://static.anaf.ro/static/10/Anaf/Informatii_R/SAFT_intrebari_frecv_raspunsuri_v1_1_071021.pdf

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