Our VAT-Process

 1. Registration

STEP 1
FILL OUT THE ONLINE QUESTIONNAIRE
In order to receive all relevant information to fill your VAT application to be registered, we will send you a link to an online questionnaire, which we ask you to fill out.

STEP 2

PROVIDE US WITH ANY ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION NEEDED

In order to register in Germany the following documents are required:
  • Business License
  • Identity Card of the managing director
  • Power of Attorney (for representation in front of German Tax Authorities)
  • Shareholders agreement (if any)
  • Storage contract/FBA agreement (if any)
As soon as we have all the information we will send it to the German tax office within a day. The same goes for the tax certificate, we’ll prepare the filing together with the registration forms. For the tax certificate we simply need the information provided for the VAT registration as well as all marketplaces (including account names) where you are planning to offer your products.
Please note: Should you not have any VAT obligation in Germany (do not hold stock or have not exceeded the distance selling threshold) you do not need to be VAT registered and thereby also do not need the tax certificate according to §22f German VAT Act.
STEP 3
RECEIVING YOUR TAX ID (Steuernummer)
Depending on which tax office in Germany is responsible for your tax registration (depending on the country your company is located).
It can take between 4-8 weeks to receive your tax number. As soon as we receive it, we will send it to you.

 2. (Monthly) Tax Declarations

Along with the obligation to register (mostly monthly) sales tax advances must be submitted. By utilizing a specially built software we can assign German revenues accordingly. The monthly statements must then be submitted to the tax authorities in time. Subsequently, the sales tax must also be paid to these designated tax offices in time. TaxFBA will prepare and submit these declarations on your behalf. After we have received the data (from your sales, shipments etc.) through one of our software solutions, our compliance team will prepare your VAT return, let you know the exact VAT periods and when your VAT return is due. If you have additional questions or questions regarding calculation our team is happy to assist you further.