German VAT Specialist
Have you successfully grown your Amazon business in your home country? Then it could be time to offer your products to international market places by selling in Germany. The global e-commerce industry is becoming more accessible daily, and online sellers are expanding into more market places to become key players in several countries.
If you’re a seller who has majorly operated in English speaking countries, you may or may not be familiar with the fantastic opportunities Germany has to offer. As a well-developed company with a thriving economy coupled with an excellent appetite for shopping, it’s no surprise that e-commerce has become a great deal in Germany.
So, if expanding your Amazon business to Germany is something you are considering, then the next step is VAT.
Amazon Seller VAT For Germany
If you store inventory in Germany or send your stock to Germany, or if your sales to German customers exceed €100,000 distance sales threshold per annum, it is a requirement to be VAT registered with the German tax office to be able to sell to the international market.
After which you will start accounting for the Germany standard VAT rate of 19% or a reduced rate of 7% based on the goods you sell. Failure to do this can lead to your Amazon account being suspended or in the worst-case, shutdown.
However, based on experience, German tax officers are usually strict and critical when it comes to doing VAT registration for foreign companies. This is because of the billions of losses witnessed annually in the European Union by fictitious companies and carousel frauds. So, a more thorough inspection is usually done, which can generally take more time.
How Can Sterlinx Help With VAT?
Sterlinx is here to help with all VAT related issues, including registration and return filing. We are more explicit than just a group of VAT specialists, we are also personal accountants, and we offer more than standard processes. This gives us the unique blend of advisory, compliance, and customized solution for your Amazon business.
Our specialists are well versed with all relevant EU country rules and regulations, and accurately apply them when necessary.
What Documents Does Sterlinx Need For Registration?
After the task has been contracted to us, Sterlinx forwards a checklist with all documents and information required for VAT registration in Germany.
Generally, this includes the following documents, among others:
The company’s founding certificate
A tax registration confirmation from the tax authority of the country where the company operates
Presentation of all business activities done in Germany
Legal authorization for Sterlinx to be the tax representative to the German authorities.
…and many more
Kindly reach out to Sterlinx for more details and questions regarding VAT, we’ll be glad to have you.
Our specialists are well versed with all the relevant EU country rules and regulations, and accurately apply them when necessary.
The VAT registration for Germany is £280+VAT. The VAT Certificates will be emailed to you uploaded in your portal on our site. The current time frame to get the VAT number vary between is two to 12 weeks. If you sign up for our VAT submission package below, we will register your VAT for FREE with the following service.
One Off VAT Registration Germany
Disclaimer: If you have an UK entity and you have already opted in for our UK accounting services, you will not require to purchase any of our UK VAT package or Bookkeeping services. They are both included in the accounting package for STANDARD and GOLD services while the VAT is not required for the BASIC package.
Why choose STERLINX?
To register for VAT in Germany, you will need to be knowledgeable about local tax legislation and their procedures, including relevant language skills. This is where Sterlinx comes in to help.
Our local German specialist will be appointed for you in Germany, who will assist you and offer you guidance with your complete VAT registration and VAT compliance process.
After a successful VAT registration in Germany, you are required to file periodic VAT returns where all taxable transactions that took place that month will be reported.
Sterlinx offers a comprehensive return filing solution, and also keep you compliant while you are on the search for more business opportunities to help you expand in the flourishing market of Europe.
Sterlinx provides a dedicated, skilled, and knowledgeable account manager that can give you technical and practical advice regarding your VAT compliance requirements.
Don’t let something as little as VAT hinder your business growth, contact Sterlinx today! We would be prompt and happy to help you! Customer success is what we strive for and working on it day and night!