Kassensicherungsverordnung 2020 (TSE) in English
With the cash register regulation 'Kassensicherungsverordnung' the government wants to prevent manipulation in the handling of cash. Since 01.01.2020, only cash registers with a certified technical security device (TSE) may be sold. According to the current interpretation of the Kassensicherungsverordnung, this also affects Lodgit Desk, as cash invoices and receipts can be created with Lodgit Desk. The TSE communicates with the cash register for every business transaction and saves data so that it can be evaluated in the event of a later audit.
The Bundesfinanzministerium (Federal Ministry of Finance) has answered frequently asked questions about the Cash Security Ordinance on its website. Here it says, among other things:
Are cash sales, for example, in an inventory management or hotel software to be protected via TSE?
No. 2.1.4 of the AEAO to § 146 defines: "An electronic recording system is the hardware and software used for electronic data processing that creates electronic records for documenting business transactions and thus basic records". Thus, the systems in question are clearly "electronic record keeping systems". As soon as the systems are able to record and process cash payment transactions, the corresponding part of the software - but not the entire system - falls under the requirements of § 146a AO in conjunction with the KassenSichV.