Test Submitting

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The Norwegian Tax Administration recommends that all system suppliers who are developing a solution to support SAF-T Financial take part in testing via Altinn.

By taking part, you will have the opportunity to test the entire value chain, both validation of the file format and the submission process itself, and the check the acknowledgement of submitted data. Experience shows that those who take part in testing are more likely to succeed with submission later on.

We will be available to provide help and support throughout the process via e-mail at: saf-t@skatteetaten.no

Test period

We are accepting test files as of 1 September 2016.

Test submitting

Activity 1: Testing the file format itself

Before submitting a file attachment in SAF-T format, we would like you to test the file format yourself. As a public agency, the Norwegian Tax Administration cannot recommend any one validation tool in preference to any other. There are a large number of free validation tools available on the Internet that can be used for this. An XSD validator has also been implemented in Altinn’s test environment, so it is not possible to submit file attachments with format errors. Once the test files has been validated against the Norwegian Tax Administration's specified XSD, you will have made considerable progress towards problem-free submission.

Activity 2: Submitting test data

When you have an SAF-T XML-file ready, you can submit test data to the Norwegian Tax Administration via Altinn.

Submitted test data may be used for test purposes by the Norwegian Tax Administration and system suppliers to the Norwegian Tax Administration. The test submissions should therefore not contain any sensitive data about the submitter or any third parties.

You will be allocated a fictive test user, which is used to log in to Altinn’s test environment. The test user will have unique PIN codes so that only you will have access to the allocated test user. When test data is submitted, you will also be sent an acknowledgement in the test user’s "My messages box".

To take part in the test, send an e-mail to: Skatt.Altinnlokalforvaltning@skatteetaten.no.

Give your organisation number, the name of a contact person, as well as e-mail address and telephone number.

You will then be issued with a test pack containing:

  • An Altinn test user
  • A fictive organisation number and PIN codes for logging in to Altinn’s test environment
  • A set of fictive organisation numbers for you to use in your test submissions
  • Reference number to be used (2017/1946034)
  • Timetable for test submission

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