The EU has implemented new VAT e-commerce rules. Changes primarily affect
Cross-border e-commerce and Cross-border mail order business, meaning sales to consumers and
other non-entrepreneurs (B2C).
Medium-sized and large companies must have their annual accounts audited. This concerns Corporations (GmbH, Stock Corporations), General Partnerships, and Limited Partnerships in which no natural person is a personally liable partner
17. August 2018,International Tax Advice, Tax Advice
Investment in German real estate regularly triggers real estate transfer tax. The tax is imposed as a percentage of the purchase price or the asset value. The tax rates range from 3.5 %, e.g. in Bavaria, to 6.5 %, e.g. in North Rhine-Westphalia.
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