Import and export of goods in foreign countries for traders may seem a hectic work and procedure to go through. Any business involved in import/export of goods in European countries may require going through their VAT requirements and compliance. However unlike other European countries Germany is a nation where fiscal representation is not much complicated.
Non-European companies need to register for VAT in Germany for their business operations with the help of fiscal representation. The fiscal representation for Germany can be handled by the legal authority of the company and no need to search for the local representative. However for the VAT registrations in the Germany it requires all the documentation in the German language. There can be some complications while translating the legal VAT documents in the local language and may consume more time. It becomes essential for Non-EU Company to get fiscal representation and registrations done before the import/export transactions via the port of Hamburg.
While considering all the VAT registrations it becomes crucial for a company to appoint a representative which can complete the VAT registration process effectively and accurately. For the business operations within the Germany, the company does not need to have their office or branch in Germany. The customs regulations are well tough here so need to re-verify all the documents related to it and to be handled by the fiscal representative only.
Communication with the local German authorities should be done by the local fiscal representative only. Any problem regarding the VAT documentation and communication can be terminated from the authorities if found incomplete from the company. The German authority has power to terminate your Tax registration in case of any errors found in the documentation and procedure. It is generally advised to appoint a representative for the fiscal representation of the company in Germany.