Understanding German VAT
Classroom: £269 +VAT per person
Germany has many strict VAT rules that UK companies trading in Germany could readily overlook, leading to costly mistakes. This half-day course will help you understand everything you need to know about the complex German system of VAT.
The course will define the German VAT Territory and highlight the many factors that need considering when dealing with German companies. It explains when UK businesses need to register for VAT in Germany and guides you through the simplifications that are available to avoid registration. It will also examine the situations where a UK company would not charge its German customers output VAT, while identifying those elements of German input VAT that cannot be recovered.
Crucially, the course will consider in detail the German VAT treatments that are quite different to those of other countries and will illustrate what you need to do to be fully compliant when completing German VAT Returns, EC Sales Lists and Intrastat Returns. It also explains the purpose of annual summary returns, due date extension (dauerfristverlangerung) and rules to determine if you submit monthly or quarterly German VAT returns.
“The course was very well presented, which meant I was able to grasp new information quite easily. Thank you.”
“A very good overview of German VAT which will allow further exploration of specific areas. Presenter was excellent at answering all questions and willing to expand on the course content when requested. A highly recommended course.”
“A good general overview of German VAT.”
Head of Finance
Ruth is National Technical Chair of the VAT Practitioners Group and a member of the Joint VAT Consultative Committee, both of which mean that she regularly communicates with HMRC at a high level.
Ruth has over 20 years experience of VAT and has worked at HMRC, large global accountancy firms and also mid-tier firms. This wide ranging experience has meant that Ruth has had significant exposure to the many VAT issues facing businesses and not-for-profit organisations.
Sara works for Marosa VAT as a Tax Advisor, covering the VAT compliance obligations in all European countries including VAT returns, ECSL and Intrastat. Her work also involves VAT registrations in various EU countries.
Sara has worked with VAT specialists from all over Europe, handling multinational VAT advisory projects, acquiring a detailed knowledge of each countries’ VAT rules in the process.