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Germany VAT compliance update

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  • 02 July 2013 | Richard Asquith

Germany VAT compliance update

The German VAT authorities have provided details of the latest changes to the German VAT compliance regime.

This includes:

  •  Non-resident businesses are still regarded as foreign entities for VAT even if the entrepreneur has a private residency in Germany
  • When the reverse charge is used in German, the invoicing rules will be based on the laws of the country of the provider (not the recipient)
  • The place of supply rules are also to be updated.

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.