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Registration

Fill out a simple form and provide the required identification documents. Please leave the rest to us.

Registration

Fill out a simple form and provide the required identification documents. Please leave the rest to us.

VAT return

In Germany, VAT is submitted every month, just send us your VAT sales report from your platform market, and we'll take care of the rest.

VAT return

In Germany, VAT is submitted every month, just send us your VAT sales report from your platform market, and we'll take care of the rest.

VAT agent

We are your tax agent in Germany, handling all your correspondence and providing you with your actual mailing address.

VAT agent

We are your tax agent in Germany, handling all your correspondence and providing you with your actual mailing address.

Audit and Assistant

We will guide you through all reviews and provide documentation to the German authorities.

Audit and Assistant

We will guide you through all reviews and provide documentation to the German authorities.

Professional Support

Support your approach. Our professionals are always available to help you when you need them. We can arrange meetings with any office in the world.

Professional Support

Support your approach. Our professionals are always available to help you when you need them. We can arrange meetings with any office in the world.

Aftercare

We'll answer all and any questions you may have, even after you are registered via Email, Phone, Skype, Wechat or Whatsapp. We understand the needs of a thriving business like yours.

Aftercare

We'll answer all and any questions you may have, even after you are registered via Email, Phone, Skype, Wechat or Whatsapp. We understand the needs of a thriving business like yours.

Germany VAT

You need to register for VAT if:

• you store the goods in Germany; As well as

• you sell them to consumers in Germany; As well as

• your sales exceed the VAT threshold in Germany

You may also need to register VAT separately in other eu countries/territories if:

• you sell to consumers in other eu countries.

In another EU country

You need to register VAT in Germany under the following circumstances:

• you store the goods in Germany or

• you sell to German consumers (non-business); As well as

• your sales exceed the VAT threshold of 100,000 euros for long-distance sales in Germany.

In another EU country

You need to register VAT in Germany under the following circumstances:

• you store the goods in Germany or

• you sell to German consumers (non-business); As well as

• your sales exceed the VAT threshold of 100,000 euros for long-distance sales in Germany.

Outside of EU

You need to register VAT in Germany under the following circumstances:

• you sell your stored goods in Germany to customers in the eu.

• you may also need to register VAT separately in other eu countries/territories if:

• you sell to consumers in other eu countries.

Outside of EU

You need to register VAT in Germany under the following circumstances:

• you sell your stored goods in Germany to customers in the eu.

• you may also need to register VAT separately in other eu countries/territories if:

• you sell to consumers in other eu countries.

Type of VAT in Germany

• standard vat-19%

• special goods vat-7%

• zero tax rate goods - 0%

Type of VAT in Germany

• standard vat-19%

• special goods vat-7%

• zero tax rate goods - 0%

Register German VAT


VAT registration in other countries/regions can be a difficult task, especially when new regulations are introduced. At MXK8, we help you process all VAT declarations in Germany by registering your VAT and completing your monthly VAT return (including the 13th annual declaration) for a simple fee. We will register the VAT for you so that you can sell it from your location to Germany, for example on amazon. DE, ebay. DE and various other e-commerce sites.


Germany introduced VAT in 1968. These eu-based rules have been included in Germany's VAT code, which is administered by the finance ministry. Foreign companies or "non-resident" merchants that provide goods or services to local businesses or consumers in Germany may have to register German VAT for their business. They will then have to comply with German VAT compliance rules, including invoicing and VAT rate, and pay all German VAT tax due.


German VAT rate


The 19% standard applies to all other taxable goods and services.


Reduced some foods by 7%; Water supply (excluding bottled water); Medical equipment for the disabled; Some domestic passenger traffic; Certain roads, railways and inland waterways carry internal and international passengers; Books (excluding e-books and books whose contents are harmful to minors); Audiobooks; Newspapers and periodicals (except those containing material harmful to minors and/or more than 50% of advertisements); Participating in cultural activities; Writers and composers; Some agricultural inputs; Hotel accommodation; Must participate in sports events; Social services; Medical and dental care; Wood; Some industrial wood; Take away food; Cut flowers for decoration and food production; Some taxes on gold COINS and jewelry.


Zero intra-community and international transport (excluding road and rail and some inland river transport).


Should I register for German VAT?


New eu regulations and new regulations that are more widely understood and enforced on amazon mean that if you want to sell on amazon in Europe, you will probably have to register VAT in Germany and other member states (if you sell in Europe).


There are many transactions that normally require foreign traders to register with the German tax authorities, such as:


Imports into Germany from within or outside the eu from another country/region


Transfer goods between Germany and other eu member states for sale (dispatch) or purchase (purchase)


Buy and sell goods in Germany


Selling goods to German consumers via the Internet is subject to Germany's minimum VAT registration limit for long-distance sales


Consignment stock goods


Hold a live exhibition, event or training in Germany


If the company is a non-vat trader, but receives the service in Germany according to the reverse charging rules


Bring your own goods


When should you register for German VAT?


For foreign companies dealing in Germany that have registered VAT/GST/Tax in their own country, the VAT registration threshold is zero. This means that if you want to sell to German consumers before the first sale in Germany, you must register VAT in Germany.


For eu VAT registration companies that sell goods to German consumers via the Internet, the VAT registration threshold is 100,000 euros per year. After reaching this turnover, you will need to register VAT separately in Germany.


Selling goods on markets such as Amazon or Ebay DE may require you to register a VAT in Germany, even if you don't meet the VAT threshold of €100,000 per year.


Germany VAT return


When a company first registers a VAT, it is assigned to one of the country's many German tax authorities. Distribution is based on the country of residence of the trader. Such as:


French company - offenburg


British company - Hanover


American company - Bonn


Far east company - Berlin


Since 2013, VAT returns in Germany have been electronically archived and certified via the Internet.


Germany VAT fine


Foreign companies can be penalised if German VAT returns are misstated or reissued. Late applications are subject to 10% of the VAT payable, up to a limit of 25,000 euros. In case of late payment, 1% of overdue VAT shall be paid every month. In addition to fraud, Germany's VAT has a four-year time limit, which can be extended to 10 years.


How to recover the VAT credit amount in Germany?


If the VAT input exceeds the output (producing more VAT than the fee), the German VAT credit will be generated. Theoretically, this is due to the VAT registration business. In the German VAT return, a box is ticked to apply for a refund, which should be returned within three months. However, this could trigger a VAT review by the tax authority. Otherwise, the credit will be carried forward to the next filing.


Germany VAT return (continued)


Any company registered with the German tax authority as a non-resident VAT trader must report taxable transactions through periodic returns.


As in all eu countries, VAT returns are compulsory and must be reported annually, although the time of application may vary.


In addition to the annual return, quarterly VAT returns are required if annual sales are between €1,000 and €7,500. If the turnover is higher than this amount, it needs to be reported monthly.


The exception to this rule is a newly registered company that must file a German VAT return every month for two years.


Which German VAT can be deducted?


As well as stating the sale or export of VAT in a German tax return, companies can offset this by importing input tax or VAT purchases. There are some exceptions, including:


Non-business related employee calls.


Gift.


What is the deadline for VAT return in Germany?


Any German monthly or quarterly VAT should be submitted on the 10th of the month following the end of the term. You can apply for a one-month delay, but this requires a cash advance. Germany's annual VAT return, which aggregates all transactions for the year, is due by May 31 of the following year. Any German VAT payable must also be paid.


FAQ

FAQ

VAT is charged on all goods, also known as VAT, and is a consumption tax on the goods you sell or buy. After registering the VAT, you can request a refund of the VAT and cancel the VAT you purchased.

Most companies do not have to register a VAT in Germany until they have reached a distance sale or tax threshold, but under certain requirements VAT must be registered immediately, regardless of turnover.
Why do I need to register for VAT?
VAT is charged on all goods, also known as VAT, and is a consumption tax on the goods you sell or buy. After registering the VAT, you can request a refund of the VAT and cancel the VAT you purchased.

Most companies do not have to register a VAT in Germany until they have reached a distance sale or tax threshold, but under certain requirements VAT must be registered immediately, regardless of turnover.
For long-distance sales in Europe, the VAT threshold in Germany is 100,000 euros. If you are a non-eu company, there is no threshold for remote sales and you must register VAT before making your first sale to a German consumer.
What is the VAT threshold in Germany?
For long-distance sales in Europe, the VAT threshold in Germany is 100,000 euros. If you are a non-eu company, there is no threshold for remote sales and you must register VAT before making your first sale to a German consumer.
As an eu enterprise, you need to register under the following circumstances;
• you store the goods in German warehouses including FBA
• you have reached the remote sales threshold of 100,000 euros
• if you are selling non-eu through the platform market
• non-eu companies must register VAT in Germany before making their first sale
• if you sell through the platform market
When do I need to register VAT in Germany?
As an eu enterprise, you need to register under the following circumstances;
• you store the goods in German warehouses including FBA
• you have reached the remote sales threshold of 100,000 euros
• if you are selling non-eu through the platform market
• non-eu companies must register VAT in Germany before making their first sale
• if you sell through the platform market
19% Standard All other taxable goods and services.


7% Reduced Some foodstuffs; water supplies (excluding bottled water); medical equipment for disabled persons; some domestic passenger transport; intra-community and international passenger transport for certain road, rail and inland waterway transportation; books (excluding e-books and books whose content is harmful to minors); audiobooks; newspapers and periodicals (except those containing content harmful to minors and/or more than 50% advertising); admission to cultural events; writers and composers; some agricultural inputs; hotel accommodation; certain admission to sports events; social services; medical and dental care; firewood; some timber for industrial use; take away food; cut flowers and plants for decorative use and food production; taxation of some gold coins and jewellery.


0% ZeroIntra-community and international transport (excluding road and rail and some inland waterways transport).
What is the VAT Rate Germany?
19% Standard All other taxable goods and services.


7% Reduced Some foodstuffs; water supplies (excluding bottled water); medical equipment for disabled persons; some domestic passenger transport; intra-community and international passenger transport for certain road, rail and inland waterway transportation; books (excluding e-books and books whose content is harmful to minors); audiobooks; newspapers and periodicals (except those containing content harmful to minors and/or more than 50% advertising); admission to cultural events; writers and composers; some agricultural inputs; hotel accommodation; certain admission to sports events; social services; medical and dental care; firewood; some timber for industrial use; take away food; cut flowers and plants for decorative use and food production; taxation of some gold coins and jewellery.


0% ZeroIntra-community and international transport (excluding road and rail and some inland waterways transport).
When you register for VAT in Germany you receive a VAT certificate and a F22 certificate for approval to sell on Marketplaces such as Amazon.


From the day we receive all of your approved documents for registration the process generally takes 6-8 weeks to receive your certificates back from the tax office.
How long does it take to register for VAT Germany?
When you register for VAT in Germany you receive a VAT certificate and a F22 certificate for approval to sell on Marketplaces such as Amazon.


From the day we receive all of your approved documents for registration the process generally takes 6-8 weeks to receive your certificates back from the tax office.
Germany require you to file Monthly returns which are due on the 3rd of every month with any VAT owed being paid by the 10th of the Month.
How often are returns filed Germany?
Germany require you to file Monthly returns which are due on the 3rd of every month with any VAT owed being paid by the 10th of the Month.
The German tax authorities require sellers using online marketplaces such as Amazon and eBay to register for a new Certificate named ‘USt 1 TI’, which confirms the seller is up-to-date on their VAT compliance.


The Certificate will be valid for three years before you have to re-apply and you MUST be VAT registerted in Germany to apply for the certificate.


The requirement will apply to non-EU sellers from 1 March 2019, and EU sellers from 1 October 2019. Marketplaces are required to collect and hold these certificates for any traders on their platforms that are German VAT registered. Failure to do so will make the marketplace liable for any unpaid VAT of the seller.
What is the German F22 USt 1 TI Tax Certificate
The German tax authorities require sellers using online marketplaces such as Amazon and eBay to register for a new Certificate named ‘USt 1 TI’, which confirms the seller is up-to-date on their VAT compliance.


The Certificate will be valid for three years before you have to re-apply and you MUST be VAT registerted in Germany to apply for the certificate.


The requirement will apply to non-EU sellers from 1 March 2019, and EU sellers from 1 October 2019. Marketplaces are required to collect and hold these certificates for any traders on their platforms that are German VAT registered. Failure to do so will make the marketplace liable for any unpaid VAT of the seller.
If there are misdeclarations or late fillings of your German VAT return, foreign companies may be subject to penalties.


Late filings are subject to a charge of 10% of the VAT due, with a maximum limit of €25,000. If the payment is delayed further then a charge of 1% of the total VAT due per month is charged. There is a four year statute of limitations for German VAT, except for fraud, in which case it is extended to ten years.
Are there any Late VAT payment penalties?
If there are misdeclarations or late fillings of your German VAT return, foreign companies may be subject to penalties.


Late filings are subject to a charge of 10% of the VAT due, with a maximum limit of €25,000. If the payment is delayed further then a charge of 1% of the total VAT due per month is charged. There is a four year statute of limitations for German VAT, except for fraud, in which case it is extended to ten years.

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