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One of the first European countries to introduce the security element, or the signature device as the core of the country’s fiscalization concept was Austria.

AUSTIRA: Signature Device Based Fiscalization

One of the first European countries to introduce the security element, or the signature device as the core of the country’s fiscalization concept was Austria. Germany followed with a very ...
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SERBIA: eFiscalization Main Novelties

2022 is the year of the beginning of the new (eFiscalization) online fiscalization law in Serbia, defined in the main documents containing the main novelties as presented below. Hardware system ...
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ALBANIA: Fiscalization implementation schedule and penalties

New online fiscalization system is live in Albania according to the following schedule: January 1st, 2021, for B2G transactions July 1st, 2021, for B2B transactions September 1st, 2021, for B2C ...
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GREECE: Can the QR code be omitted on receipts?

In Greece, one of the newer requirements for fiscal receipts is the creation of the QR code. The details of the QR code are defined in Article 3 of Α.1024 ...
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RUSSIA: What does OFD stand for?

Practically, OFD are service providers established to be one of the points in the line of communication of fiscal data from cash registers to the tax authorities. They are licensed ...
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PORTUGAL: How to register series and get validation code for ATCUD?

Tax Authority in Portugal published manuals for registration of document series and obtaining validation code for ATCUD. Integration Manual is divided into two documents:  Document Series Communication Software Integration Manual ...
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SERBIA: End of the manual return era!

In Serbia the first fiscalization regulation - Law on fiscal cash registers 135/2004 was implemented in 2004. In Article 19 it was foreseen that errors in recording turnover can be ...
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POLAND: Take the receipt campaign

The Ministry of Finance analyzes the mechanisms occurring in the shadow economy and takes note of signs of fraud. One of the most common reasons for tax evasion is the ...
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GERMANY: QR Code can be used to shorten the receipt!

On June 25th amendments to the Kassensichverordnung were approved allowing the receipt to be shortened by using of QR Code. In that way costs and resources can be saved. Section ...
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GREECE: New deadlines and the last minute postponements!

In a Press Release of Ministry of Finance, the following postponements were published:  1. Transfer of receipts to the myDATA platform From 1.10.2021 they must send their income documents, which ...
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Germany: Uniform standard for electronic receipts

Now when the deadline to start using Technical Security Devices (TSE) on cash registers, obligation which is defined by the Law on protection against manipulation of basic digital basic records, ...
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Montenegro: New fiscalization model definitely live soon!

According to the postponement published at the end of 2020. of the obligatory start of implementation of the new fiscalization law “Law on fiscalization on turnover of goods and services” ...
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GENERAL: Why is monitoring of fiscalization news important?

European Union legislation defines many topics on a general level with the intention to unify various aspects of living and doing business across Member countries. Let us see whether it ...
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The obligation to prepare cash registers  for the new electronic route for sending the data has been extended to 1 October 2021.

ITALY: More time to adapt cash registers!

The obligation to prepare cash registers  for the new electronic route for sending the data of the daily payments (version 7.0) has been extended to 1 October 2021. This is ...
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GREECE: QR Code and additional time for upgrading cash registers!

Independent Public Revenue Authority (AADE) in the Press Release from March 26th 2021. has published, among others, the information about postponement of the deadline for the withdrawal and upgrade of ...
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SPAIN: What is TicketBAI and who is affected?

In accordance with the European fiscalization trend, Spanish cash register regulation (TicketBAI) is moving towards real-time reporting of transactions. The first step is the introduction of the TicketBAI system in ...
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PORTUGAL: What is Unique Document Code (ATCUD)?

The new requirements (ATCUD and QR Code) directly affecting the functionalities of the POS application in Portugal, the layout of receipts and the data of transactions to be communicated to ...
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GREECE: MyData – When, what, how?

Although the start of obligation of transmitting all of the data required for the fulfilment of myDATA obligation has been postponed several times, on March 13th, 2021 the latest postponement ...
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ITALY: Receipt Lottery – All you need to know!

In the joint provision of the Customs and Monopolies Agency and the Revenue Agency from January 30, 2021, the rules are established for the receipt lottery. From February 1st, purchases ...
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2020 Year-in-Review

As we're now into the final days of the turbulent year 2020, we put together an annual review of some of the major changes in fiscal laws and regulations, as ...
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GERMANY: BMF issued a letter in regard to returning to pre-pandemic VAT rates

The temporary VAT rate reductions due to Covid-19 will end on December 31th 2020. The Federal Ministry of Finance explains in the letter, dated November 4th 2020, the details of ...
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THE CZECH REPUBLIC: Electronic recording of sales additionally postponed

After being suspended until the end of 2020, electronic recording of sales (EET) is postponed again, until 2023, as a part of the relief package for entrepreneurs to help overcome ...
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PORTUGAL: ATCUD and QR Code Postponed?

In August, Ordinance No. 195/2020 which regulates the requirements for the creation of the two-dimensional bar code (QR code) and the unique document code (ATCUD), referred to in paragraph 3 ...
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Norwegian Government has introduced several emergency measures earlier this year. The services previously subjected to the reduced VAT rate of 12% were temporarily reduced to 6% f

NORWAY: Reduced VAT rate for tourism will be applicable until the end of 2020

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Norwegian Government has introduced several emergency measures earlier this year. The services previously subjected to the reduced VAT rate of 12% were temporarily reduced ...
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Norwegian Government has introduced several emergency measures earlier this year. The services previously subjected to the reduced VAT rate of 12% were temporarily reduced to 6% f

POLAND: New SAF-T File from October 1st 2020 for all VAT payers

In Poland, the obligation to submit the new SAF-T (JPK_VAT) files, together with a VAT declaration, will start on the 1st of October 2020 for all VAT payers. JPK files, ...
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PORTUGAL: QR code and Unique document code regulation

Decree-Law no. 28/2019 determines Portuguese requirements, for invoices and other fiscally relevant documents, that there must be a two-dimensional bar code (QR code) and a single document code (ATCUD), under the ...
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FRANCE: What payment media are retailers obliged to accept?

Is it allowed to decline cash payment? According to the Ministry of Finance, the answer is quite clear. As a professional, you are obligated to accept such payment according to ...
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Belgium approved a temporary VAT rate reduction from 21% to 6% for the HoReCa sector until the 31st of December, 2020.

BELGIUM: VAT reduction and adaption of cash registers

Belgium approved a temporary VAT rate reduction from 21% to 6% for the HoReCa sector until the 31st of December, 2020. This means that, as of the reopening of the ...
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GERMANY: KassenSichV (TSE) deadline postponed!

Even though the German Federal Ministry of Finance confirmed that there would be no additional extension of the deadline for tamper-evident technical security systems (TSE) implementation, it was announced on ...
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THE CZECH REPUBLIC: EET postponed until end of 2020

In the Czech Republic, both entities that fell into the first two categories, such as wholesale, retail, catering and accommodation, and entities which were originally supposed to start recording on ...
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Norwegian Government has introduced several emergency measures earlier this year. The services previously subjected to the reduced VAT rate of 12% were temporarily reduced to 6% f

GERMANY: VAT rate changes

In order to boost the economy after the corona pandemic, Germany has put together an economic package worth billions.  One of the key points of the package is a six-month ...
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Six-month reduction in VAT. Standard VAT rate is to be reduced from 19% to 16%. Reduced rate is to be reduced from 7% to 5%

POLAND: Online cash register obligation postponed

The gastronomy, hotel, and coal sales industries in Poland will not have to install online cash registers on July 1st this year. Due to the pandemic, this deadline will be ...
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The obligation to prepare cash registers  for the new electronic route for sending the data has been extended to 1 October 2021.

GERMANY: KassenSichV (TSE) deadline postponement because of COVID-19?

According to the current legal situation, cash registers in Germany must be equipped with a TSE from October 1, 2020. So far, nothing has changed with the Corona crisis. This ...
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According to government, spending limit on contactless card payments in France is to rise from € 30 to € 50 starting from May 11th 2020.

FRANCE: Contactless limit increases to € 50

With the implementation of barrier measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus, contactless payment has boomed. The spending limit on contactless card payments is to rise from € 30 ...
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AUSTRIA: Cash register reporting obligation during temporary closure due to COVID-19

Due to the current developments in Austria, we would like to point out that in the event of a temporary cessation of operations (e.g. temporary closure due to measures to ...
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In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, government of Portugal established temporary measures to encourage the acceptance of card-based payments.

PORTUGAL: Promotion of card-based payments during COVID-19 pandemic

Decree-Law no. 10-H / 2020 published on 26th March 2020 establishes exceptional and temporary measures to encourage the acceptance of card-based payments in Portugal, due to COVID-19 pandemic.  In order ...
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SERBIA: Defiscalization of fiscal cash registers during temporary closure due to a state of emergency

SERBIA: Defiscalization of fiscal cash registers during temporary closure due to a state of emergency

In accordance with the Government's decision, taxpayers who temporarily close their retail stores should not defiscalize fiscal cash registers, unless they have reported temporary closure in the Business Registers Agency. ...
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ITALY: Lottery portal is now live

The National Revenue Agency issued a press release on March 6th 2020, in regards to the receipt lottery portal.   We remind you that from the 1st of July 2020, ...
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Norwegian Government has introduced several emergency measures earlier this year. The services previously subjected to the reduced VAT rate of 12% were temporarily reduced to 6% f

POLAND: New VAT rates applicable from April 1st 2020.

New VAT rate values in Poland will start to apply from April 1st, 2020. The government has provided a list of goods for which the VAT rate will change. Reduction ...
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THE CZECH REPUBLIC: Validity Of The Certificates

The Tax Administration of The Czech Republic issued a warning for taxpayers who have generated a cash register certificate for electronic sales records three years ago to check its validity. ...
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CROATIA: QR Code as a Mandatory Element on Fiscal Receipt

Fiscal law has been applied in the Republic of Croatia since January 1st 2013. Fiscal law encourages citizens to participate in tax control by checking fiscal receipt via web app. ...
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ITALY: Receipt Lottery – Essentials

After months of uncertainties the Inland Revenue has provided the first instruction for receipt lottery which starting  from the 1st of July 2020 aims to fight the tax evasion.  The ...
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GERMANY: TSE Certification Process and Certified Solutions

Starting January 1st cash registers in Germany must be equipped with a technical security device. Technical security device - TSE is made up of three components: a security module, a ...
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What is meant by electronic receipt? Electronic receipt represents obligation for taxpayers to store and transmit daily fees electronically.

ITALY: Electronic Receipts

What is meant by electronic receipt? Electronic receipt represents obligation for taxpayers to store and transmit daily fees electronically. Since July 1st 2019 it has been mandatory for merchants with ...
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Bulgaria: Be Compliant and Don’t Miss Important Dates

After being postponed for several times, the deadline for aligning the activity of traders using sales management software (СУПТО/SUPTO) with the requirements of Regulation H-18 will not be extended. This ...
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For quite some time, there have been talks about the introduction of cash registers operating in the form of software.

Poland: Cash Registers in Form of Software

For quite some time, there have been talks about the introduction of cash registers (CR) operating in the form of software. Such cash registers, like online devices in hardware form, ...
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