In a circular letter dated April 23rd 2018, the German Federal Ministry of Finance (FMOF) repealed the German tax authorities’ previous simplification regulation for the so-called intra-Community movement of own goods in the border area (Section 1a.2(14) of the German VAT Application Decree [Umsatzsteuer-Anwendungserlass, or UStAE]). Continue reading
The German Federal Fiscal Court (Bundesfinanzhof – BFH) doubts the constitutionality of supplementary payment interest of 1.5% for interest periods from 2015, and has therefore granted a suspension of execution in a summary procedure. Continue reading
The German customs authorities tightened the conditions for Swiss based companies to apply for a payment deferral account. In the past it was possible to apply for such an account without having to found an independent subsidiary in Germany. Continue reading
I frequently receive calls from acquaintances and acquaintances of my acquaintances. The problems concern taxes and customs. Continue reading
The Decree will apply to VAT groups and holdcos from 31 December 2018, but local tax authorities have the authority to allow an earlier application with explicit reference to the Decree for all transactions performed (it is not allowed to single out transactions from the application). Continue reading
Germany will require all VAT refund applications according to the 13th Directive to be made electronically for the calendar year 2016. Currently non-German businesses which are not registered for VAT purposes in Germany need to claim for VAT incurred in Germany by completing a paper application filed together with the other required documents such as the physical purchase invoices to the Federal Central Tax Office. Continue reading
This year’s World Wide VAT event presented by PwC reflects the importance of value added tax for businesses that have to deal with the complexities of indirect taxation on a daily basis. It’ll be a chance for you to catch up on the latest developments in Europe and beyond, and examine the implications for your company in more detail.
Please find more informations on the following leaflet or please contact my colleague Denise Ruhland: firstname.lastname@example.org / +41 58 792 77 02