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Accounting administration in Germany – Tax returns in Germany

When should I do bookkeeping in Germany?

If you have founded a fixed establishment in Germany subject to income tax, you are obliged to tax the given income in Germany and to do bookkeeping according to German regulations, which will be processed in tax returns. You have the same obligation as a tradesman with a registered sole trade in Germany.

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This brings about the obligation to do bookkeeping and, possibly, to submit regular VAT notifications to a German tax office. Proper quality will be ensured if a German tax advisor administers your bookkeeping and taxes. Using credentials and in cooperation with our local advisor in Germany, we will be happy to provide you with a deputy.

If you carry out construction or installation works at one place, for one customer in Germany, for a period exceeding 12 months, you will form a fixed establishment subject to income tax, and so you will have to tax the given income in Germany and do bookkeeping according to German regulations, which will be processed in tax returns.

German bookkeeping can be administered even by a person without official qualification; however, such a person is not eligible to represent you in dealing with a German tax office or sign notifications or declarations on your behalf. With regard to liability for damage, it is appropriate if a German tax advisor administers your bookkeeping and taxes.