German tax authorities published a new productive version of the ERiC libraries on November 24th, 2023.
In order to continue using the ELSTER interface in 2024, at least four relevant adjustments are necessary:
- The so-called ELSTER transfer ticket is now generated on the client side and begins with
eh. ERiC tries to transmit the data up to 4 times before an error is being thrown. This fact should be taken into account and logged accordingly in the processes and for timeouts.
- Setting the namespaces in the XML must be strictly followed.
- The so-called recipient ID in the payload header (German: NutzdatenHeader) must be set correctly.
- Libraries need to be replaced as the necessary forms (along with the ERiC libraries in version 39) have been released for assessments period 2023 and reporting periods 2024.
The solution from Recht logical already takes into account the necessary changes, the adjustment of the processes, considers timeouts, sets the namespaces and recipient ID (German: Empfänder-ID) correctly, ensures complete logging and supports the new time periods.
For the VAT return and EC Sales List, the adjustments should be made by the end of January 2024 at the latest so that they can be transmitted from the beginning of February 2024. For declarations and the income statement (EÜR), the update should take place before the first productive transmission for the assessment period 2023.
The announcements of the tax authorities can be accessed under the following link:
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Feel free to contact Krzysztof Tomasz Zembrowski in case of questions concerning the ELSTER ERiC API.