Following the German Ministry of Finance’s guidelines published on 28th January 2019 regarding registration obligations for e-commerce operators, from 1st October 2019, these operators must register and obtain an F22 tax certificate, confirming they are up to date with their German VAT compliance. This F22 tax certificate must be obtained by all online marketplaces, Ebay,...
From 1st January 2020, the VAT registration threshold in Germany will be increased from EUR 17,500 to EUR 22,000 All domestic companies exceeding the EUR 22,000 threshold must register for VAT and submit their VAT returns. Non-resident businesses cannot benefit from this threshold and must register for VAT, if necessary, from their first taxable transaction.
The e-commerce reform comes into force on 1st July 2021. This reform impacts the following: Online traders established in/outside the European Union who sell from their own website Online sellers established in/outside the European Union who sell from a marketplace Marketplaces (Amazon, Cdiscount etc.) Online sellers who carry out dropshipping. Distance sales of imported goods...
The e-commerce reform comes into force on 1st July 2021. This reform impacts the following: Online traders established in/outside the European Union who sell from their own website Online sellers established in/outside the European Union who sell from a marketplace Marketplaces (Amazon, Cdiscount etc.) Online sellers who carry out dropshipping. The main change is that,...
Due to the current health crisis (COVID-19), Germany has announced that it is extending the reduced VAT rate of 7% on food in bars and restaurants until 31st December 2022. The reduction was planned to finish on 30th June 2021.
As of January1st 2021, the 19% and 7% VAT rates apply again in Germany. Germany has authorised a temporary reduction in its VAT rates. The standard VAT rate was reduced from 19% to 16% and the reduced VAT rate from 7% to 5%. This measure was in force from 1st July 2020 to 31st December...
Taxable companies established and registered for VAT in an EU country other than France, who supply goods with installation or assembly in Germany, may now be required to register for VAT in Germany. If this transaction complies with ‘Werklieferungen’. If the “supply” is made by a company established in another EU Member State to a...
In BFH Beschluss v. 18.05.2020 – XI B 105/19 it has been clarified that in order to benefit from the deduction of paid VAT, the invoice must provide a “sufficient description of the services supplied”. This item of German case law is a reminder to ensure vigilance when it comes to the form and content...
From 1st January 2020, the reverse charge mechanism applied to the transfer of gas and electricity certificates will be extended. Currently VAT reverse charges fo not apply if the supplier is established in Germany. Under the new provision, the reverse charge mechanism will apply even if the supplier is a taxable person established and identified...
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