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Norway

Country-specific functionality in Norway.

Provide accounting data in SAF-T format

SAF-T financial is a standard format for exchanging accounting data used in Norway.

The SAF-T Code field is the basis for the account number reported in the SAF-T file. It can be found in the Main Info area in the Chart of Accounts (ACC) application.

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The SAF-T Code field will be the basis for the account number reported in the SAF-T file. The reason for this is that one should report on standard accounts in the SAF-T file. It is therefore important that you go through the Chart of Account (ACC) and ensure that all accounts have a standard account in the SAF-T Code field before submitting this file for the first time.

The Validate Accounts to SAF-T Accounts report shows an overview of all ledger accounts and which SAF-T code is used, as well as which standard account they are linked to. Open the ACC application and press F12 to open the action menu and choose the Report: Validate Accounts to SAF-T Accounts option.

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Note: If an account does not have a SAF-T code, RamBase will use the linked standard account when reporting the SAF-T file. RamBase uses the four-digit standard SAF-T chart of accounts as default accounts for mapping.

Order Norwegian SAF-T file

It is only possible to order a SAF-T file for closed periods.

  1. To open the General Ledger Postings (ATR) application, find Finance in the RamBase menu and then General ledger. Click General ledger postings to enter the ATR application.

  2. Press F12 to open the action menu and choose the Order Norwegian SAF-T Financial data file option.

  3. Select period in the Period field and click the OK button to order the SAF-T file.

How to send VAT reports to Altinn from RamBase
Send a VAT report to Altinn from RamBase
  1. To open the Period account register (PAR) application, find Finance in the RamBase menu and then General ledger. Click Accounting periods to enter the PAR application.

  2. Highlight the period you want to send to Altinn and press ENTER.

  3. Click on the VAT Spec tab.

  4. Press F12 to open the action menu and choose the Altinn : Register VAT option.

  5. Check the validation form and complete the 3 steps.

    1. In step 2, Authenticate against Altinn, some information is retrieved from the Company settings (CSV) application:

Setup in Altinn

RamBase supports the submission of VAT return in form RF-0002. RamBase does not support change form in Altinn, but supports corrected form that overwrites previous submission.

  1. Log in to www.altinn.no.

  2. Click on the Profile button and then Advanced settings.

  3. Select RamBase in the Type of computer system field in the Computer systems area.

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When the user is adding a password in Altinn, an ID is given. The ID and password must be added in the Company settings (CSV) application in RamBase.

Setup in RamBase
  1. Enter the Company settings (CSV) application.

    1. Activate the Use of Altinn from RamBase setting. This will activate the functionality for sending VAT declaration directly from RamBase to Altinn. By activating this setting, the action menu options for sending VAT-reports to Altinn from RamBase will be available.

    2. Activate the Application password for logging in to Altinn from RamBase setting and add the password in this setting.

    3. Activate the Application ID for logging in to Altinn from RamBase setting and add the ID in this setting. When the user is adding a password in Altinn, an ID is given.

    4. Set the Sign form RF-0002 before sending to Altinn setting to OFF if the form is not to be signed by RamBase.

  2. A bank in the Bank (BANK) application must be set with DocRef = ALTINN.

If the user has not signed the VAT return, it is possible to send a new version to Altinn. RamBase supports corrected form that overwrites previous submission. When it is signed, that version goes on to the tax authorities. To change a VAT return that has been passed on to the tax authorities, you must make changes to a special form for this. RamBase does not support this change form currently.