Stands for “Standart Audit File” for tax compliance purposes.

What is SAF-T?

The goal of implementing SAF-T is to improve and extend the tax and treasury audit process, to increase the effectiveness and to have a better identification of key non-compliance areas in tax reporting.

SAF-T brought significant benefits to tax authorities in countries where it was implemented. The most important benefits are as follows:

  • Reduction of costs and duration of audit (ability to conduct audit remotely)
  • Abnormalities specified on the whole sample – increased effectiveness
  • Ability to conduct an audit of few taxes at once (e.g. CIT-VAT comparison)


SAF-T works worldwide in two models:

  • On-demand
  • Compulsory periodic data handling to the tax authorities

OECD SAF-T Structure

SAFT Structure.


Many countries have different structures and/or various subsections for SAF-T. It is very complex for taxpayers to create such detail reports from SAP.
Sovos Foriba SAF-T Global Cockpit allows;

  • Manage SAF-T global
  • Taxpayers to manage all SAF-T requirements of the various jurisdictions within their SAP
  • Comply with the legal and technical requirements of the jurisdictions
  • Communication to tax authorities where integration is possible through web services, file sharing possibilities applicable
  • Reporting in various formats (xml, .csv, xlsx etc.)
SAF-T Cockpit.

How to get started

Contact Sovos Foriba for a detailed live demo on our SAP environment. Our experts could provide both remote and on-site demonstrations.

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