Cash register systems

Only cash register systems that meet the requirements laid down in the Norwegian Cash Register Systems Act and the Cash Register Systems Regulations are permitted to be sold.

If the entity subject to the bookkeeping obligation does not use a product-declared cash register system, a penalty fine may be imposed. Read more about the obligation to use a cash register system.

The purpose of the regulations

The regulations make it more difficult to manipulate a cash register system and withhold cash sales from taxation and VAT. The aim is to combat the black economy and ensure fairer taxation in the cash sales sectors.

List of cash register systems

Here you’ll find the list of cash register systems (in Norwegian) that the suppliers have declared to be in compliance with the regulations.

The list is updated on a daily basis.

How to declare that your cash register system is compliant with the regulations (suppliers)

If you are a supplier, you need to log on to Altinn and send the form "System suppliers' product declaration for cash register systems" - RF-1348 to confirm that your cash register is in compliance with the Norwegian Cash Register Systems Act and the Cash Register Systems Regulations. If a supplier does not submit a product declaration, or the cash register system fails to fulfill the requirements, the Norwegian Tax Administration may issue a penalty fine. See section 8 of the Cash Register System Act . This is how foreign companies can gain access to Altinn.

Technical requirements

The Norwegian Tax Administration has set specific technical requirements for the design of cash register systems. For descriptions and documentation of the technical requirements, please refer to the Cash Register Systems Act and associated regulations and comments, as well as questions and answers and other statements from the Tax Administration. See the links below.  

On our summary page for documentation of the SAF-T formats, you'll find detailed requirements for the content of the standard export file (SAF-T Cash Register) and the requirements for digital signatures.