Bulgarian Business Demands Delay in the Introduction of New Cash Registers
The business community in Bulgaria said on 11th of February that it demanded postponing the deadline for the introduction of the new cash registers and fiscal printers, reports BNT.
The reason is that businesses cannot train their teams and make the necessary investments in software. The business is ready to challenge the controversial regulation in court,to refer it to the Commission for Protection of Competition and to complain to the European Commission.
March 31 is the deadline for nearly 400,000 companies to acquire the new fiscal devices through which the NRA will monitor any monetary payment in real time.
Fuel traders and hauliers said they would not meet the deadline for introducing new requirements for cash registers and fiscal printers.
Svetoslav Benchev, Bulgarian Petroleum and Gas Association: What is imposed on us is to add items such as "purchase price", "excise amount", "VAT" which, perhaps, I say it responsibly, about 50% will not fulfill.
Magdalena Miltenova, Confederation of Bus Carriers: Regarding the people who use the integrated ticketing systems - what do we do there? These people have invested thousands of money and now they have to invest thousands of money again.
The tourism industry asked how they would report to the National Revenue Agency the revenues from paid packages through foreign tour operators and agencies.
Richard Alibegov, Bulgarian Association of Entertainment Establishments: The unclear texts in the Ordinance, excessive penalties, providing for penalties even for technical errors, namely sealing of retail outlets, make many of our partners quit the management software at that moment.
Alexander Handzhiev, Bulgarian Associationof Hoteliers: No one has clearly said so far how the cash registers will cope with the diffificult task to send receiots within 5 minutes. We understand that now, given the smaller number of approved cash registers, the system happens to fail.
A total of 110 are the new models of fiscal devices approved by the NRA. The Bulgarian Metrology Institute said that very few of the cash registers models requested by the NRA have passed approval through them.
Paun Ilchev, President of the Bulgarian Institute of Metrology: Of these, we have 58 applications submitted to the Bulgarian Metrology Institute, of which 38 have been fulfilled. These are the exact figures.
Bulgarian Industrial Association say that the new fiscal software gives NRA access to business secrets, such as customers, turnover, prices, salaries.
Computer professionals demanded an extension from 12 to 18 months for the new fiscal software in order to develop the programmes.
NRA said they did not foresee a delay at this stage, but rather appreciate the readiness of individual industries to introduce new fiscal software.
Finance Minister Vladislav Goranov told the Bulgarian National Radio that a survey of the individual branches is being conducted and flexibility in terms of the deadline for introducing the changes that the business demands.
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