SERVICES

Sell your goods in Germany through Amazon and eCommerce


Post Brexit

  • Fulfill European orders after the Brexit

Amazon

  • Continue using Amazon warehouses in Germany

Full services

  • German VAT number
  • Accounting* services
  • VAT services

Business challenge

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:

  • Selling goods over the internet (e.g. via Amazon, eBay, and eCommerce) to German consumers, subject to the German distance selling VAT regisration threshold
  • Buying and selling goods in Germany
  • Moving goods between Germany and other EU member states (intra-community supplies), either as sales (dispatches) or purchases (arrivals)
  • Importing goods into Germany from another country, either from within the EU or from outside the EU
  • Goods held in consignment stock
  • Holding live exhibitions, events or training in Germany
  • If a company is otherwise a non-VAT trader, but is receiving services in Germany under the reverse charge rule
  • The self supply of goods

Timeframe for German VAT number registration

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.

What next?

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.

HOW WE CAN HELP YOU

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.

To learn more about how we can add value to your business in Germany, please do not hesitate to contact us today!

Contact us Book a meeting

Or call us at +49 (0) 6181 250 330

Service Provided

Accounting*

We run your monthly accounting for your company in Germany.

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EORI Number

Declare to customs: We help to import and export your goods in Germany

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Andreas Wilke

Owner

+49 6181 250 330

 

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Why us?
  • Strong experience in supporting foreign companies to develop their business in Germany
  • Our clients success is our success. Our objective is to grow along our clients
  • We are family owned. Our long- term perspective allows for good strategy and decision-making

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