ELSTER and ELSTER Rich Client (ERiC)

Do you send sales tax returns from your SAP system?Then you should act URGENT!

From 30.06.2019, the tax authorities will only accept communication via the ELSTER Rich Client (ERiC) when sending electronic VAT data.

If you are using the SAP Business Connector or SAP PI/PO as middleware for transferring the data, then you must act and update your systems to the current status.

This also applies if you send electronic messages via ELSTER, from SAP HCM to the tax authorities - such as the employment tax statement, employment tax registration or the ELStAM procedure.

For support with the implementation, simply send us an e-mail to with the subject "ELSTER ERiC". We will then contact you immediately to find the right package for you and to find out how the data dispatch to the tax authorities will continue to work.

You can also find important information about this at SAP in note 2558316