Electronic cash register systems need to have a certified technical security equipment (TSE) with a security module, a storage medium and a digital interface for audit by tax authorities under this Directive. The transitional period extends the period by 9 months.
So far there are no certified TSEs due to the strict requirements. The already announced transitional period is now approved by all state authorities: According to the non-compliance regulation, POS systems can still be operated until 30 September 2020 without certified TSEs. The digital interface of the financial administration for POS systems – DSFinV-K – does not apply until the implementation of the certified technical safety device, at the longest for the period of non-objection.
We will follow the developments and decisions carefully and will inform you again as soon as we can make a precise recommendation for action.