ALS Customs Services becomes the fiscal representative as part of the EU customs clearance procedure for companies that are not registered for value-added tax purposes in Germany. This means that we look after all the necessary declarations and communications.
When importing goods to Switzerland, where the consignor should be the declarant (e.g. for consolidated consignments or storing goods at a warehouse), it is essential to register with the Swiss tax authorities in Bern. It is then necessary to appoint a fiscal representative for registration and tax processing purposes.
ALS handles the tasks and responsibilities as part of its Swiss fiscal representation services
Some business activities from non-EU countries or the EU require registration in Germany. They include the “delivered duty paid” (DDP) sales benefit (i.e. enabling companies from non-Community countries to have the status of an EU supplier), warehousing or purchases in Germany or the EU where the goods’ final destination is Germany. We support our customers in conjunction with a tax advisor in completing these tax obligations in Germany. We help with the registration process and with submitting the advance value-added tax returns, the quarterly summary reports and statistics.
Intrastat reports are used to log the movement of goods within the EU’s member states. The details have to be registered with the Federal Statistics Office in Germany. The Federal Statistics Office prepares the intra-Community trade statistics from these figures and they provide information on Germany’s trade with other EU countries. We can transfer these communications to the Federal Statistics Office on time and without any difficulties using the online programme that is available.