The time until the implementation of the Kassensicherungsverordnung (KassenSichV) is running out. Here you will find all the information about the new regulation, put together by experts in technology, retail and finance.
Time is ticking for the companies. The regulation applies from 1.1.2020. Until then, all cash register, billing, security and recording systems must be converted or upgraded with appropriate measures.
The specifications for the Kassensicherungsverordnung are becoming ever more concrete. We summarize the latest developments and answer the most important questions.
The cash register security regulation — Kassensicherungsverordnung (KassenSichV) serves to protect against manipulation of basic digital records in companies. It imposes the technical requirements for electronic recording and security systems, such as POS systems.
From 1.1.2020 cash registers in Germany have to be provided with a tamper protection — a so-called technical safety system (TSS).The exact specifications for the technical safety system are defined in the technical guideline BSI TR-03153 . Find out more about it from our blog article on the TSS.
The regulation originates from the § 146a AO (tax code), which standardizes the regulations for the bookkeeping and for the records with electronic recording systems. The Kassensicherungsverordnung (KassenSichV) specifies together with § 146a AO the requirements of the GoBD — the principles of proper accounting. It defines the security of digital POS systems and regulates:
It also includes rules for the requirements for to-be-issued receipts and the costs of the certification.
For each business case, the electronic recording system must start a logging which records the following data:
Providers of cash registers, point-of-sale systems and software or recording systems which record business cases (e.g., accounting programs and similar) are directly affected by the KassenSichV. They must take action now and prepare their products and systems as soon as possible for complying with the new regulation.
In a broader sense, all entrepreneurs who work with these cash register and recording systems are also affected. They have to make sure that the systems or software they use are really in compliance with the KassenSichV.
According to BMF, a physical identity of the security module and storage medium is not required. This means that both cloud storage and conventional data carrier (memory card or similar) can be used for the TSS.
We recommend the up-to-date and future-proof option of storage in the cloud. Find here more information about the TSS solution that fiskaly offers.
fiskaly is a company specializing in the fiscalization of records. Tech and finance experts have developed a cloud-based software solution, by the means of which the KassenSichV can easily be implemented and integrated into existing systems.
The software has already included the required technical safety system (TSS) according to BSI TR-03153. Highest security standards guarantee a carefree and straightforward solution for the KassenSichV.
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