German Taxes

What foreign companies should know about German taxation ?

As foreign companies set foot in Germany, they need to unravel the rules of profit taxes and regulations. This understanding is vital to follow the law and make the most of their finances.

If a foreign company operates a branch office in Germany (business office, factory, etc.), its profits must be taxed in Germany. The taxes incurred depend on the legal form of the company. They correspond to the taxes that a company with the corresponding German legal form would have to pay.

The profits of the branch which is taxed in Germany is either exempt from taxation in the other State or are subject to taxation there, in which case the tax paid in Germany is charged against the corresponding tax of the other State. Details are provided in the Agreement for the Avoidance of Double Taxation (DBA) concluded by Germany with the other State.

In particular, income tax or corporation tax, solidarity surcharge, payroll tax, trade tax, and value-added tax are payable.

How Can ConsultingHouse Guide Your International Company Through Complex Taxation?


Are you planning to expand your business into Germany's dynamic market? Navigating the complexities of German taxation is crucial for a successful and sustainable venture. At ConsultingHouse, we specialize in providing expert advisory services tailored to international companies, ensuring your journey is smooth and efficient.

Deep Taxation Insight for Informed Decisions

Our team of seasoned consultants offers you a comprehensive understanding of German taxation regulations. We demystify the intricacies of various tax types that apply to different company forms, allowing you to make well-informed choices. By partnering with us, you can confidently select the optimal company structure that not only aligns with your business goals but also minimizes unnecessary taxes and prevents unforeseen costs.

Stay Compliant, Focus on Growth

Staying compliant with German authorities can be a daunting task, especially when dealing with tax matters. With ConsultingHouse by your side, you'll be guided by our dedicated specialists who stay attuned to the ever-evolving tax landscape in Germany. This means you can keep your attention on what truly matters—your core business—while we handle the intricate bureaucratic processes, ensuring that your operations remain compliant and penalty-free.

Tailored Solutions for Your Success

Germany's double taxation agreements and tax intricacies can seem overwhelming. Our tax experts are here to simplify it for you. By collaborating with our team, you'll gain insights into the best company form model for your business expansion in Germany. Our goal is to help you optimize your investment decisions, minimize tax liabilities, and create a customized tax strategy that aligns seamlessly with your growth objectives.

At ConsultingHouse, we're not just consultants; we're your partners in navigating the German business landscape. Let us empower you to expand confidently and unlock the full potential of your international venture.


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