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VAT Compliance in Germany

"Do you run a company abroad and perform deliveries or services in Germany? Are you obligated to complete VAT Compliance in Germany? Our experienced tax experts will support you throughout the registration process and are also available to answer any questions you may have."

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Basics - Services

For your e-commerce

  • Cloud platform including document archive to complete the process
  • Application for VAT ID and tax number
  • Application for a certificate according to Section 22 f UStG (VAT Act)
  • Support with ongoing tax obligations in Germany
  • Personal contact for all questions
  • Assistance with required forms and documents
  • Preparation of monthly VAT advance notifications
  • Preparation of the annual VAT declaration


Common services - VAT compliance

Tax registration

€500 one-time

Tax registration in Germany including contact person for questions during the registration process:

  • Application for VAT ID
  • Application for a German tax number
  • Application for a certificate according to Section 22f UStG (VAT Act)
  • Personal contact person
  • Support with required documents
  • Access to the digital tax office (cloud platform)

Ongoing support

from €1,000 annually

Ongoing support of e-commerce companies for VAT compliance in Germany:

  • Contact person for queries from the tax office in Germany
  • Monthly or quarterly VAT advance notifications
  • Annual VAT declaration
  • Personal contact for questions
  • Access to the digital tax office (cloud platform)
  • Up to 10 incoming invoices per month
  • Up to 2 automatically connectable sales platforms (e.g. amazon)

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"In addition to tax registration and help with VAT compliance issues, we support our clients in all tax issues in Germany. Our experience and our digital processes make us the reliable partner at your side."

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Where can I get a tax number in Germany?

The tax office where you must apply for your tax number depends on where your company is located. On this page, you will find a list of states and the relevant tax office. In the next step, you inform the tax office that you will be or are liable for tax in Germany. To do this, enclose your state-specific company certificate and your company's bank details. You will then be sent a document requesting additional data and information on you and your company.

Frequently asked questions

What do I have to register for tax purposes in Germany?

There are several constellations that require you to register for tax purposes in Germany. The most common cases concern companies from abroad that

  • maintain a registered office or a permanent establishment in Germany or
  • for example, as an online retailer, store goods in a warehouse in Germany or
  • deliver goods to Germany and assume the import or
  • provide services in Germany (without transfer of tax liability according to Section 13b UStG [VAT Act]).
What is a VAT ID?

While a tax number is sufficient for invoicing in Germany, companies need a VAT ID for invoices to customers within the EU. This ensures that they have entrepreneurial status.

Why do I need a tax number?

As soon as you are or become liable for tax in Germany, you need a tax number. The tax number is also used, for example, to submit VAT advance notifications and annual VAT returns.

How high is the delivery threshold in Germany?

The current delivery threshold (as of 04/2021) in Germany is €10,000.

What is a certificate according to Section 22f UStG (VAT Act)?

Since 1 January 2019, companies with what is known as a 22f certificate, marketplace operators such as eBay, can prove that they are registered for tax purposes. The certificate must be requested from the competent tax office. We usually take over the application for our clients.

What documents do I need for tax registration?

In addition to the "Fragebogen für die steuerliche Registrierung" (questionnaire for tax registration), proof of identity and, depending on the legal form, other company documents are required.

What is an EORI number?

As a trader, you need an EORI number if you come into contact with customs transactions (import and export). This is available free of charge and can easily be requested on the customs' website.

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