Procedure approved for connecting fiscal electronic cash registers to ANAF’s computer system
Connecting fiscal electronic cash registers to ANAF
Order no. 2668/2020 on the approval of the procedure for connecting fiscal electronic cash registers to the National Agency for Fiscal Administration (ANAF)’s national computer system for supervision and monitoring of fiscal data (“Order 2668/2020”) has been published in the Official Journal of Romania (no. 527, 19 June 2020).
From 1 July, electronic fiscal cash registers will be connected to ANAF’s computer system
According to Order no. 2668/2020, the rules for connecting fiscal electronic cash registers to the ANAF servers, for all categories of taxpayers who use such devices, are as follows:
- Large taxpayers are required to connect their electronic fiscal cash registers to the ANAF computer system within three months of 1 July 2020 (i.e. no later than 30 September 2020).
- Medium and small taxpayers must complete the connection process by 31 January 2021.
- Retailers that purchase electronic fiscal cash registers after 1 February 2021 should make the connection to ANAF’s computer system on the date of installation of the fiscal electronic cash register.
Also, according to the provisions of Order no. 2668/2020, retailers operating electronic fiscal cash registers in areas with no communication networks must send an affidivit online to ANAF stating that the devices will operate offline (a declaration template is provided in Annex No. 2 to Order No. 2668/2020).
The deadlines for submitting this declaration will also be 30 September 2020 and 31 January 2021, depending on the type of taxpayer which operates the electronic fiscal cash register. Retailers which purchase electronic fiscal cash registers after 1 February 2021 should submit the declaration within two working days of the date of installation of the device.
According to a press release issued by the Ministry of Finance published before the adoption of Order no. 2668/2020, it is estimated that about 50,000 terminals installed by large taxpayers will be connected to ANAF servers by 30 September 2020, and, at the end of January next year, real-time data will be collected from a total of approximately 550,000 cash registers.
As stated by the Ministry of Finance in its press release, in addition to improving the relationship between the tax authority and retailers by simplifying the interaction, this initiative also aims to use the data collected to identify with great accuracy those retailers which comply voluntarily and those who try to avoid the legal provisions.
We believe that this is an important step by ANAF towards digitalization, because the system implemented allows a significant volume of data that will be collected and stored to be used for predictive analysis.
Thus, the system will allow the recognition of some patterns and will signal dysfunctional or atypical ones to ANAF inspectors.
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