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Germany may force tour operators to VAT register


Germany may force tour operators to VAT register

The German tax authorities have submitted a proposal to require foreign tour operators sub-contracting coach tours to register for VAT, and comply with German VAT reporting.

Currently, non-German coach operators who travel through the territory of German must register and charge German VAT at 7% or 19%.  The new proposal would impose the same requirement on any tour operators who outsource the service to coach operators.


VP Global Indirect Tax
Richard Asquith
VP Global Indirect Tax Richard Asquith
Richard Asquith is VP Global Indirect Tax at Avalara, helping businesses understand their compliance obligations as they grow globally. He is part of the European leadership team which this year won International Tax Review's Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard qualified as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.