This is a notice for all software developers and fiscalization subjects - during the creation of XML receipt and business premises request messages, it is MANDATORY to use UTF-8 encoding. If not used correctly, these and other special characters will be misinterpreted during the delivery process which might result in data being wrongly logged in the Tax Administration system.
During the introduction of fiscalization (or any other modification of laws), the biggest burden and responsibility lies on the programmers who must adapt cash register and office software to new legal changes.
Significant software modifications are bound to cause errors which can only be fixed after a long testing period. Service Plus IT has, based on its experience from three countries and four different fiscal laws, created a solution aimed at quick and flawless cash register integration.
Simply put, they have created a printer driver which, apart from printing functions, also features fiscal functions. The cash register software sends a receipt to the printer, without having any knowledge or notion of fiscalization. The fiscal printer driver, after receiving the receipt data, contacts the Tax Administration, and prints the ZKI and JIR numbers on the receipt.
The fact that over 800 cash registers in Croatia use this solution today is more than enough proof that it is a unique and successful solution. Using this solution are such chain stores as Peek & Cloppenburg, Metro, Deichmann, New Yorker Croatia, C&A, Takko, Diona-Dinova, NTL and others.
Experiences from IT companies are positive - the speed and reliability of receiving JIR numbers from the Tax Administration is very high.
According to information from Service Plus IT, a fiscalization software developer, a sample of five companies using their solution, the percentage of transactions which haven't been successfully authorized in the first attempt is in the range between 2.2% and 14.5% of all transactions. The total number of such transactions was 172,601 from the first day of fiscalization until today. In the second attempt, all transactions were successfully authorized by the Tax Administration and received their JIR numbers.
Analysis determined that the main reason for the unsuccessful transactions is the user's local network infrastructure ( LAN ) which isn't optimized in the way to grant the highest priority and bandwidth to fiscal network packages.
On 13 January 2013, 16 irregularities were found during 239 weekend night club inspections.
The inspections took place in night clubs all around Croatia. 219 Tax Administration inspectors were out in the field, and have determined 16 irregularities in 239 inspections. Four irregularities were found in Karlovac, three in Rijeka, two in Varazdin and Pazin, and one in each of the following cities - Sisak, Pozega, Vukovar, Split, and Zagreb. It can be said that the night clubs were better prepared for fiscalization in comparison to bars and restaurants.
In the period from 27 December 2012 from 10:00 hours, until 10 January 2013 at 15:00 hours, the system has received:
- 37,744,167 XML receipt entries from 13,269 different OIBs
- 59,827 XML business premises entries from 12,795 different OIBs
From 1 January 2013 at midnight until 10 January 2013 at 15:00 hours, the system has received:
- 33,778,850 XML receipt entries from 13,224 different OIBs
- 28,338 XML business premises entries from 8,624 different OIBs
Thus far, the following number of verifications was performed:
- 23,983 Web receipt verifications
- 327 SMS receipt verifications