Value Added Tax in local language is "Mehrwertsteuer" and the acronym VAT is translated as "MWSt".

German VAT refunds

VAT Refunds are reimbursed automatically by the tax Authorities. There is no additional form or requirement to be met, VAT will be refunded as per the amounts indicated in the VAT return submitted. These refunds are made monthly or quarterly depending on the frequency of filing of the registered business.

VAT refunds will be transferred by the tax authorities to the bank account provided when registering the company. In case the bank details were not provided, they can be provided to the authorities by writing a letter. These details may be also requested by the authorities, in which case a form will be received in paper that needs to be completed and sent back to the tax office.

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