Tax compliance in Germany
To help you comply with tax regulations in Germany such as the GoBD and KassenSichV, you can use apps from the Shopify App Store.
In Germany, the GoBD is a set of principles for the proper management and storage of books, records and documents in electronic form, and for data access. The GoBD regulates all the requirements that German tax authorities place on bookkeeping and tax-relevant data, whether electronically or in paper form. The GoBD also sets out the guidelines for how German tax authorities can access electronic data during tax audits. The GoBD helps you to learn what data the tax office needs you to keep and outlines what the auditor is allowed to do as part of a tax audit.
From April 1, 2021, all German retail merchants must comply with the new KassenSichV regulation in Germany. This regulation impacts all merchants in Germany who sell in-person and have a digital cash register that accepts cash payments. Under this regulation, merchants are required to connect electronic cash registers to a technical security system (TSE) for auditing purposes.
You can use the TSE (KassenSichV) app from the Shopify App Store to help comply with the TSE regulation.