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All about the German KassenSichV and the fiskaly Cloud TSS

The KassenSichV applies since January 1, 2020. Since then, all POS, accounting, security, and recording systems must be prepared for a TSS (technical security system). With fiskaly SIGN DE, you can implement the KassenSichV simple and compliant with the market-leading TSS.

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fiskaly is a company that specializes in the fiscalization of records. Experts from technology and finance have developed a cloud-based software solution that makes it easy to implement the KassenSichV and integrate it into existing systems. The software already includes the required technical security system (TSS) according to BSI TR-03153. Highest security standards guarantee a carefree and uncomplicated solution of the German KassenSichV. Would you like to learn more about fiskaly? Visit our website at fiskaly.com and get all information about the company.

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The most important information about the KassenSichV.

Here you find the latest blog posts and information about the KassenSichV.

  1. Introduction of TSS for Taximeters

    Taximeters and odometers must be equipped with a Technical Security System (TSS) from January 1, 2024. Here you will find further information on what you need to know about the introduction of TSS in taxis.

    Oliver J. Abl
    5 min read
  2. The receipt issuance obligation: background, effects, and alternatives

    The receipt issuance obligation, also known as Belegausgabepflicht or Bonpflicht in Germany, has been in force since January 2020 as part of the KassenSichV. What is this obligation, what is the reason behind it, and how can you stay compliant? The answers can be found in this blog post.

    Victoria Waba
    4 min read
  3. New version of the AEAO: Innovations and requirements for POS providers

    As a POS provider, it is crucial to be up to date on the latest developments regarding the new version of the Application Decree of the Fiscal Code (Anwendungserlasses der Abgabenordnung, AEAO). In our upcoming webinar, we offer you the opportunity to get a comprehensive overview about the innovations and requirements.

    Hannah Roegele
    2 min read
Get Webinar Recording: Application Decree to AO by BMF + Reporting & DSFinV-K Updates in 2023
  • New version of the Application Decree to the Fiscal Code on Section 146a (AEAO) by the BMF
  • Contents and effects of the AEAO on cash register systems, taximeters and odometers
  • Relevance of the DSFinV-K for cash register inspections
  • Current status of the reporting procedure for cash registers at the tax office

FAQ's about the German KassenSichV.

Here you will find the answers to the most frequently asked questions about the KassenSichV

The German KassenSichV (Cash Register Security Ordinance) is designed to prevent the manipulation of basic digital records in companies. It regulates the technical requirements for electronic recording and security systems, such as cash register systems. From January 1, 2020, cash registers in Germany must be equipped with a manipulation protection - a so-called technical security system (TSS). The exact requirements for the technical security system are defined in the technical guideline BSI TR-03153. You can read more about this in our blog article on TSS.

The origin of this regulation is Section 146a of the German Fiscal Code (AO), which sets out the regulations for bookkeeping and records kept using electronic recording systems. The German KassenSichV specifies the requirements of the GoBD - the principles of proper accounting - in § 146a AO. It defines the security of digital cash register systems and regulates:

  • Which electronic recording systems are included by the regulation of § 148 AO.
  • When and how logging must take place. How the data must be stored.
  • What the interfaces must look like.
  • It also contains rules on the requirements for documents to be issued and the costs of certification.

The electronic records system must start a transaction for each business case that records the following data:

  • Start time of the transaction
  • A unique and consecutive transaction number
  • Type of transaction
  • Dates of the transaction
  • Type of payment
  • Time of completion or termination
  • A verification value and
  • The serial number of the electronic recording system or the serial number of the security module.

Suppliers of cash registers, cash register systems and software or recording systems that record business transactions (e.g. accounting programs and similar) are directly affected by the German KassenSichV. They must act now and prepare their products and systems for the new rules as quickly as possible.

In a broader sense, all business owners who work with these POS and recording systems are also affected. They must ensure that the systems or software they use are actually compliant with the KassenSichV.

According to the BMF, a physical identity of security module and storage medium is not required. This means that the TSS can be fulfilled with cloud storage as well as with a conventional data carrier (memory card or similar). We recommend the contemporary and future-proof variant of storage in the cloud. Here you can find more information about the fiskaly TSS.

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