VAT in Germany

A Danish company which sets up operations or expands its sales in Germany will get new opportunities regarding VAT – along with new challenges. For instance, the EU regulations on remote sales, online trading and e-commerce play an important role.

To many of our customers, VAT on second-hand goods is also important. Dantax has been around since 1986 and constantly monitors the VAT development. A minor change at one side of the border can have important repercussions on sales at the other side.

The new EU one-stop-shop VAT regulations makes VAT registration and reporting easier. But consultancy on VAT matters becomes even more important – for instance in questions like: Can I still register for VAT in Germany? – Are there any benefits in having a VAT warehouse? – Which country is liable for payment of VAT? – Which is the correct VAT rate?

The general VAT rate in Germany is 19%, except for VAT on foods, books and magazines, for which the rate is 7%. VAT conditions can be difficult enough to keep track of as it is. And in the case of cross-border Danish-German VAT conditions, things can become even more complicated. Danish and German VAT rules are not identical – in fact there are some significant differences between the two regimes.

For many people, the actual registration and reporting of VAT in Germany is very important, but at Dantax we can cope with far more than that.


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    Dantax assists you with:

    • VAT registration
    • VAT reporting in Germany
    • Annual VAT returns
    • VAT refund statements
    • VAT liability in connection with company cars