The Italian company Rossi Srl is a well-known manufacturer in the food industry. Now Rossi wants to enter the German market. To this end, the company intends to ship some of its products directly from its Italian location, but also through external suppliers in Italy and Germany, and other countries such as Austria and Belgium.
In addition, Rossi Srl also wants to provide advisory services out of Italy and Germany.
The know-how for these activities is already in place, but what about VAT-related know-how regarding proper invoicing procedures?
Through our focus on foreign companies, we have established the necessary expert know-how in this area, and can assist you with your projects in Germany by clarifying the following questions, among others:
1. Does it makes sense to establish a warehouse, operational facility or GmbH in Germany?
2. How must the invoices from the suppliers in the different countries and those to end users be issued for VAT purposes? What happens if products are resold by several entities in a chain, but the goods go directly from the first supplier to the end consumer (chain transaction/triangular transaction)? If these existing requirements are not met here, you may be faced with significant VAT back-payments!
3. Input tax refund: How can input taxes paid in Germany (e.g. hotels, fuel receipts or trade fair services) be refunded?