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There are a number of trading situations that typically require a foreign trader to register with the German tax authorities. These follow the broad EU VAT rules, and include:
We help foreign companies to register for a German VAT number. As part of this process we will provide a complete checklist of required documents and information to initiate the registration of your personal VAT number in Germany.
Once we have received all required information from you, we will help to interact with the German authorities to apply for the German VAT number as quickly as possible. The whole process may take 2-4 weeks.
Foreign companies, or ‘non-resident’ traders, providing goods or services in Germany to local businesses or consumers may have to register their business for German VAT. They will then have to follow the German VAT compliance rules, including invoicing and VAT rates, as well as pay over any German VAT due.
After VAT registration in Germany, for the first two years the foreign company is generally obligated to submit monthly VAT advance returns and an annual VAT return. These are sent electronically to the tax authorities. The language of correspondence is German.
Consultinghouse has advised many foreign companies and corporations for many years about VAT registration in Germany.
Our team at Consultinghouse has also carried out several hundred VAT registrations for foreign companies in Germany over the years. This means that Consultinghouse is familiar with the exact requirements and the procedure with the German authorities for the VAT registration of foreign companies.
We ensure that VAT registration will be completed as quickly as possible.
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