How do I register for German VAT?


How do I register for German VAT for an online sale via Amazon?


Hi there,

Many thanks for your question – you will hopefully get an answer in a week or so.

For now, I recommend looking at the following webinar for tips:


Then look at the detailed guides on certain VAT topics. The 3rd column on the page is “Vademecum on VAT obligations, general obligations on national VAT rules in EU countries” and you will find a guide for Germany including the specifications about registering for VAT.

You can also contact your local Enterprise Europe Network who may be able to help further with your project. a list of the UK offices is available here or use our UK website enquiry page to be signposted to your local office:

I hope this is useful.

Unfortunately I can’t recommend providers of VAT returns support. You would need to shop around.

kind regards

Mathilde Murphy

Enterprise Europe Network in the East of England.

Export Action Plan