Even if you are based in Germany as a freelancer, you may want to sell some of your products or services abroad. Likewise, you might be purchasing products or services yourself from outside of Germany. In this guide I will address how to handle the VAT (or “Value added tax”) elements related to these transactions.
If you do not yet have a tax number and a VAT identification number (“Umsatzsteuer-Identifikationsnummer”) in Germany and need information on how to do this, then I recommend my article “A guide to VAT for freelancers in Germany” which will give you all the information you need. [Continue Reading] about A guide to VAT abroad for freelancers in Germany