Peter Scheller
Berater für Wirtschaftsprüfer, Rechtsanwälte, Steuer- und Unternehmensberater

„Wenn es knifflig wird.“


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Since the UK left the European Union (EU) there have been some changes to VAT and Customs rules for businesses trading in goods with, and within, Northern Ireland.

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The impact of the UK leaving the European Union (EU) on VAT and Customs remains profound. The below highlights some of the major changes to be aware of.

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Unternehmen können sich die ausländische Mehrwertsteuer (Umsatzsteuer) vergüten lassen, wenn ihnen eine solche in einem anderen EU-Mitgliedsstaat in Rechnung gestellt wurde und sie in diesem Staat umsatzsteuerlich nicht registriert sind. Die Antragstellung erfolgt beim Bundeszentralamt für Steuern.

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Foreign business entities sometimes have to pay German Value Added Tax (VAT) even though they are not tax resident in Germany. This may be VAT on deliveries and services received in Germany which are shown on invoices of German suppliers or service providers or import-VAT. Because the regular VAT-rate of 19% is quite severe it is of importance to know how a foreign business entity can reclaim German VAT that has been paid.


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Finding the best way to relocate to Germany is important and seeking early advice will save time, cost and avoid difficulties later.

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Germany is one of the biggest consumer markets in the world. Therefore it is of interest for foreign companies who want to sell products or services on the German market. Besides this German business entities are often a target of foreign business investors. In any case foreign companies and investors have to observe German tax regulations in order to avoid unnecessary risks.

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Germany is one of the biggest importing economies in the world. Producers and sellers from states such China, the USA and others often agree with their German customers the Incoterm DDP. This seems beneficial for German importers because they receive goods “on their doorstep”. All costs of transport, insurance and customs declarations have to be paid by the supplier. However, there are situations where this obvious benefit turns into a sour pill for German importers when they receive an unexpected tax bill from their local German tax office.

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Investment in German real estate

For foreign investors Germany’s real estate property is still attractive although property prices are still rising. Foreign investors have to consider legal and tax issues in Germany. This article covers 10 main tax issues. (1) German real estate and taxes …

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Brexit: 10 tax issues to be considered

On 23 June 2016 a majority of British voters decided to leave the European Union. Leaving the European Union will have major tax consequences both for UK and European businesses. The most predictable will be the implications on harmonized tax systems. … 

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Deductible expenses for work-related second household

Expatriates who start working in Germany may keep the main household in their home country. This is especially the case if the family stays back home. This situation results in two households and leads to the question: Are the expenses …

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Deductible relocation expenses in Germany

Employees can deduct relocation expenses from their taxable income if these costs are job or work-related. Alternatively, the employer may reimburse those expenses free of tax. If the employer does not reimburse all relocation expenses, the employee is entitled to …

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VAT refund in the EU for visitors

Any person who resides outside the EU permantly or habitually is entitled to reclaim VAT if returning home or going to another EU country. This applies to all private consumers from outside the EU. The refund can be made only if …

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VAT (EU) – National contact points

On 8 December 2014, the Confédération Fiscale Européenne published the following press release: On 5 December 2014, the European Commission has published a list of national contact points for any questions of operators regarding the 2015 changes to VAT on …