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23 February 2022


Here you will find information on VAT.

International passenger transport services

You can access factsheets in English, French and Swedish concerning the VAT on international passenger transport services using buses or coaches that are not registered in the Federal Republic of Germany via our German website.

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Exchange rates for VAT purposes

You can access the exchange rates for VAT purposes that are published by the Finance Ministry via our German website.

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Further information

Further information about VAT is available in German and English on the Federal Central Tax Office’s website.

The Federal Central Tax Office is responsible for handling the following procedures (among others):

  • VAT inspection procedures in the EU (allocation of VAT identification numbers, confirmation procedures, recapitulative statements)
  • VAT rebates (for foreign businesses, embassies/consulates, international organisations)
  • VAT on e-services
  • Combating of VAT fraud (monitoring of e-services)

Customs also provides information about VAT in German and English (e.g., on import VAT, VAT on cross-border travel/mail).