The introduction of the technical security device (TSS) for taximeters and odometers is approaching and brings some changes for taxi operators. From January 1, 2024, taximeters and odometers must have a TSS to protect digital basic records from unlogged changes and deletions. Here, we would like to give you a brief overview of what you should know about the introduction of TSS in taxis.
New requirements in the application decree
The Federal Government has proposed in the Application Decree to the Fiscal Code on § 146a AEAO due to the inclusion of EU taximeters and distance meters within the scope of the Cash Security Ordinance (KassenSichV), how a taximeter equipped with TSS should look like. The application decree has been fundamentally redesigned and is divided into four parts. Parts III and IV have been added for requirements concerning EU taximeters and odometers.
Special requirements for taximeters and odometers
Since taximeters and odometers are only partially comparable in their technical functionality with electronic cash register systems, additional requirements for documenting business transactions and issuing receipts have been included in the application decree. These special requirements are intended to ensure that data is properly recorded and protected.
Reactions from leading taxi associations to the introduction of TSS
Both the Bundesverband Taxi und Mietwagen e.V. (BVTM) and the Taxi- und Mietwagenverband Deutschland (TMV) have issued statements to the Federal Ministry of Finance expressing their approval of the new introduction of TSS. The associations welcome the measures and recognize the benefits of secure and tamper-proof recording of business transactions.
Preparation for new requirements and transparency in the taxi industry
The introduction of TSS for taximeters and odometers brings changes for taxi operators. It is important to prepare for the new requirements. TSS serves to protect digital records and contributes to transparency and protection against manipulation in business transactions in the taxi industry.
fiskaly is working intensively on a solution to support taxi operators in implementing TSS. For further information and individual consultation, feel free to contact our Sales Team.