VAT due by US company for translation done in Germany ?
Thread poster: Phoebe Lesch

Phoebe Lesch
Local time: 19:00
German to French
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Jun 25, 2002

hello,

can anyone help me out with this question : I am a Germany based translator and did a job for a US company. Do I have to ask 16 % VAT as I do for all the other jobs within Germany, or not ? The company pretends not because VAT doesn\'t exist in the US and I say yes because the \"Finanzamt\" will ask for VAT at the end of the year.


Thanks, Phoebe


 

Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 19:00
English to German
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Not that I'm aware of... Jun 25, 2002

As far as I know VAT is only due on sales within Germany, and within the EU (unless the recipient of the service has a EU VAT ID).


In case of doubt, you should always check with your tax advisor.


Here are a few useful links:

www.bundesfinanzministerium.de/Lexikon-Steuern-A-Z-.580.1462/.htm

www.bundesfinanzministerium.de/Service/query.html?col=bmf&ht=0&qp=&qs=&qc=&pw=100%&ws=1&la=&qm=0&st=1&nh=10&lk=1&rf=0&oq=&rq=0&si=0&qt=Umsatzsteuerbefreiung


 


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