Altmaier only wants receipts from a purchase value of 10 euros

Federal Minister of Economics Peter Altmaier (CDU) has reaffirmed his call for relaxation in the cash receipt obligation that has been in force since the beginning of the year. In a letter to the finance ministers of the federal states, Altmaier suggests that "all day-to-day business that does not exceed a value of ten euros" should be exempted from the obligation to pay again, like that image– Newspaper reported on Saturday. With the current set of rules, "the proportionality of the legally prescribed means and their implementation is currently not guaranteed," the newspaper quotes from the letter. It would be good if the state finance ministerial conference on February 27th could come up with a common solution.

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FDP parliamentary group deputy Christian Dürr emphasized that Altmaier's request was going in the right direction. But it is up to the federal government to solve the problem with receipts. This should not be passed on to the federal states. The FDP had introduced a bill that would immediately free medium-sized companies from this "bureaucracy monster" – the grand coalition only had to agree.

Since January 1st, retailers with electronic cash register systems have to give their customers a receipt without being asked for each purchase. This is to prevent tax fraud. Companies and trades in particular criticize the regulation as bureaucratic.


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