Registration

TAXFBA informs the clients regarding your tax obligation in Germany, prepares and submits your registration documents to the necessary tax authorities.

In Europe registration is mandatory in each country where the local warehouses are used / where your products are stored. Should you have signed up for Amazon’s PAN-EU program, you need to register in all seven participating EU countries.

In addition, registration might become relevant whenever certain thresholds are exceeded. Should your sales / products delivered from your warehouse or an Amazon fulfillment center surpass a certain “Distance selling” threshold of another EU country, you will have to register for VAT in that country.

Registration Process

Fill out the online form:

In order to receive all relevant information to fill your VAT application to be registered, we will send you a link to an Online Form to fill it out and the Power of Attorney to act on behalf of the Company before the Tax Authority 

Documents required (PDF):
  • Certificate of Incorporation / Business License
  • Articles of Association / Bylaws / Foundation Agreement Excerpt
  • Passport of Managing Director/Owners
  • FBA agreement / Proof of warehouse in Germany
  • Amazon, Ebay, Shopify or website (Link and screen shot)
  • EU VAT number (if any)
  • Proof of bank account
  • Only If you are located in the USA, you should send the Form 8802 with Payment Confirmation / or Form 6616
Monthly VAT Declaration:

As soon as we have all the information, we will send it to the German Tax Authority.

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.

Please note:

You should 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.

Depending on which German Tax Office in Germany is responsible for your Registration (depending on the country your company is located). It can take between 6 - 8 weeks to receive your tax number. As soon as we receive it, we will send it to you.