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Value added tax consulting

Problems with the value added tax?

  • When is one an entrepreneur in the sense of value added tax?
  • When do you have to submit advance VAT returns and annual VAT returns?
  • What do I have to take into account when issuing invoices?
  • What do I have to consider when purchasing services from abroad?
  • What is meant by "reverse charge procedure"?
  • What is a special VAT audit?


Value added tax law situations - whether national or international - are becoming increasingly complex. An incorrect assessment of a VAT issue can have a negative impact not only once, but continuously. Avoid VAT risks - both in national and cross-border situations! Our tax consultants, auditors and lawyers are specialized in VAT consulting as well as in consulting on international tax law.

Our services at a glance

Our focus areas


  • Preparation of turnover tax advance returns, annual turnover tax returns
  • Expert opinions on turnover tax issues
  • Value added tax due diligence
  • Advice on turnover tax in the context of sales / purchases 
  • Calculation of tax keys
  • Sales tax reviews 

1. When does a foreign entrepreneur have to register for VAT in Germany?

One of the most important questions in our day-to-day business is whether foreign entrepreneurs have to register for VAT in Germany. 

In case you should answer yes to any of the following questions, we should talk:

  • Are you selling goods via Amazon or Co. in Germany?
  • Are you selling goods to individuals in Germany and does the amount of sales exceed 100,000 €
  • Have you stored goods in Germany and are you selling this goods?
  • Are you organizing a conference in Germany?
  • Are you in the constructions industry and do you engage a foreign entrepreneur as sub-contractor for a German construction site?
  • Are you paying German import VAT tax?
  • Are you renting out German real estate properties with VAT?


2. Under which conditions can a tax payer receive the German import VAT back from the German tax authorities?

  • The goods are used for the entrepreneur activities and the activities allow the deductions of the input VAT.
  • The entrepreneur has the power of dispose of the goods at the time of the import of the goods.
  • In order to prove that the import was subject to import VAT the entrepreneur should have the assessment notice of the customs authority in his files.



You are welcome to ask your questions during a non-binding initial consultation


Your personal contact

Edda C. Vocke

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Tel: +49 69 971 231-0