Meaningless bits of paper: As retailers struggle with the slip-madness

Long snakes out of paper-Bons rings these days from the coffers of the Republic - at the hairdresser in Düsseldorf, at the bakery in Dresden, or at a number of

Meaningless bits of paper: As retailers struggle with the slip-madness

Long snakes out of paper-Bons rings these days from the coffers of the Republic - at the hairdresser in Düsseldorf, at the bakery in Dresden, or at a number of photos in social networks. No one wants to the since 1. January mandatory purchase receipts to take. "If, then, there are the German customers want receipts," says the owner of the düsseldorf döner bude "Shawarma City", and had to buy extra an electronic cash register. "The Arab customers never."

"Typical Germany," my two construction workers get into a Dresden bakery lunch. You shake your head in disbelief, as a Baker, Klaus Barche asks you if you want to take the Bon. And so the transparent box is filled in the Barche with the unwanted evidence collects. "Meaningless paperwork," is his comment. Where used to be a paper handed role in the Fund for three to five days, is now printed, at least one per day. In the Kiosks of the North Rhine-Westphalian capital and not praise: "bullshit" and "waste of paper" are the words that you can some. PDF FOCUS-MONEY - the funds make 5 Euro a day for 1 Million

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document output duty to control. fraud prevention

Since the beginning of the year trader of electronic cash register systems must provide their customers with every purchase of an unsolicited document The so-called document output duty is one of several 2016 adopted measures for the legislature to tax fraud in a tie will advance. The document duty is to help combat tax fraud, for example, because the POS system and the vouchers could be compared with each other. Fraud fraudulent funds each year and lead to Tax losses in tens of billions of dollars, says the SPD financial politician Lothar Binding. For traders who do not have a matching Fund shall be subject to a Transition period until September.

Claudia rich streams from the same Dresden butcher can't understand the excitement. "We have an electronic cash register and print the receipt anyway," says rich Brooks. However, as soon as a customer takes for its sausages or Schnitzel the document. "We throw it all away." Also in düsseldorf pharmacy the trash can is full of white pieces of paper show, as well as in probably many other places in the country, as well as photos galore to be shared in social networks.

The Bonpflicht is controversial - for reasons of cost, because of a longer burden of bureaucracy and the increased waste volumes. Federal Minister Peter Altmaier (CDU), wanted to reach just before the entry into force of the exceptions, the FDP calls for the Bundestag may change the law, and "this nonsense now as soon as possible finish", as Deputy group chief Christian Dürr says.

SPD retail looks on the train

However, the competent Ministry of Finance had blocked all of the claims, the measure of concern for tax fairness. The authority has a long lead time, and stresses that the receipt can also be sent by Mail to the cell phone output. The SPD sees the retail sector on train: "The economy is needed to develop practical solutions," said Finance policy, Binding the German press Agency. So there are already Apps that could transmit digital receipts.

the flood of paper will not fit in the present time, the düsseldorf-based Kiosk employees Sonay Sertel. "For everything there is today Apps, and then once again so much paper." The beer purchase in the Kiosk around the corner from the receipt to the mobile phone, however, seems even more remote than the Bon on paper.

a medieval Christmas market in Dresden, which opens in the first January days of its doors, is not practiced, the Bonpflicht yet. Managing Director Henri Bibow stressed though, nothing against the rules. But it was in the middle ages, stalls, difficult to conceal the new-fangled cash registers so that they interfere with the image. A market trader who operates several stands, holds the Bonpflicht for an "impossibility". Up to 18,000 visitors attended the market. "For a mulled wine of the receipt, hand over, is impossible. Since we need an exemption."

receipt of duty: fines are not planned

Whether with permission or without The one or the other dealer who does not take it with the Bonpflicht exactly is possibly not as quickly noticed. "It is not intended that financial officials go now, and in the foreign service retailer control," said the Chairman of the German tax Union, Thomas Eigenthaler, the "Westfalen-Blatt".

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Updated Date: 09 January 2020, 01:00

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