Why are the Finance Act of 2016 and BOI-30-10-30 so important? Here’s a brief, easy-to-understand overview.

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You do not have to own a cash register or hand over receipts to the consumer. However, if sales are stored electronically, a compliant cash register must be used.

If no cash register is used or if it is not compliant, a penalty of 7 500,- can be imposed and the cash register operator has 30 days to implement a compliant solution.

The proof of compliance is either a certificate or a confirmation letter from the manufacturer. This must be presented in the event of an audit by the tax authorities.


They are only allowed to put legally compliant POS systems on the market. If the POS operator is sold a non-compliant solution or the existing POS is not updated to the compliant version, there is a suspicion of VAT fraud. This can even be punished with imprisonment.


You are only allowed to put legally compliant POS systems into circulation. As soon as an old system has been updated, the cash register dealer and/or cash register operator must be informed. So that the POS operators can use this version as soon as possible.

In order for the POS system to be recognised as compliant, either a certificate from one of the two certification bodies must be obtained. This involves putting the system through its paces in accordance with the requirements.

A self-testation letter can also be issued. In this case, the manufacturer itself confirms the conformity of its systems.

One of the two documents must be handed over to the cash register operator.

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