Other news from Germany
Germany Takes Action Against Single-Use Plastics with New Tax Regime
Germany has implemented a new tax regime for single-use plastics, which includes food containers, packets, cups of beverages, beverage containers, wet wipes, lightweight plastic carrier bags, and tobacco products. This legislation is a part of Germany's commitment to reduce its carbon footprint and tackle the issue of plastic pollution. Starting from January 2024, manufacturers, importers, and int... Read more
New document was uploaded: Recorded webinar: Meet Fiscal Solutions – What is our core business?
On March 15, 2023, Fiscal Solutions organized a free webinar on the topic of „Meet Fiscal Solutions – What is our core business?“. The webinar was held by Danilo Krstonijević, Account Manager at Fiscal Solutions. This webinar introduces us as an IT specialist for fiscalization and explains in detail what we do. Read more
The German Federal Parliament approves the single-use plastics levy
The new legislation that has passed through the Federal Parliament and is now awaiting approval by the Federal Council concerns the introduction of single-use plastics levy. The legislation sets out the scope, levy principles, refunds, and penalties for a new levy that will be paid by businesses that place a product on the market for the first time. This will include distance sales, and the first... Read more
What is the "EkaBS standard" for e-receipts in Germany?
The use of electronic receipts has become increasingly popular in recent years, as they offer many benefits over traditional paper receipts. One such benefit is the ease of use and the ability to keep track of expenses digitally. In Germany, the Electronic Receipt Standard, or EKaBS, has been developed to make the issuance of electronic receipts more standardized and simple. Read more
The distinction between a tax number and a VAT number in Germany
As these two terms are often confused, we explain their meaning below. The tax identification number given by the tax office where the business is registered is known as the Steuernummer. It is used for all correspondence, audits, and day-to-day operations with the tax authorities, as well as in VAT returns. The VIES number, also known as the VAT ID number or USt-IdNr, is used for all intracommuni... Read more
New document was uploaded: E-commerce DE - Legal requirements
We unveil the specific rules when it comes to e-commerce requirements in Germany such as receipts types and transaction types in online sales, how the sale process – online payment and delivery process looks like (possible scenarios), certification, etc Read more