Tax advice for German businesses

To ensure that you can keep your head free for your core business, we will help you meet your many obligations under commercial and tax law as well as prepare for business management decisions.

This is particularly suitable if you are a small corporation such as a GmbH or UG, GmbH & Co KG, OHG, KG, GbR, sole trader or other tradesperson.

Our tax consultancy services for businesses in Germany

From supporting start-ups to regular accounting

Regular accounting and controlling

If you want to be sure that all tax deadlines are met reliably and you get up-to-date figures for your corporate management, let us handle your regular accounting from A to Z, including

  • Advance VAT returns
  • Business management analyses
  • Open-item accounting

If you look after the regular accounting yourself, but want to be sure that everything is compliant with statutory provisions, let us monitor your accounts at agreed intervals of time and/or make ourselves available if your accountants have any particular questions. Everything can also be done online.

  • Supplying documents
  • Receiving analyses
  • Asking and answering questions

Payroll accounting

If you want to be sure that the payslips for your staff are produced promptly and in compliance with the laws and that you do not miss any reporting deadlines for the tax office or the health insurance funds, let us handle your regular payroll accounting for you, including

  • All regular and annual reports to the tax office and social insurance agencies
  • Yearly certificates for your staff
  • Managing payroll accounts for your staff
  • Preparing the monthly pay analyses

If you want to optimise your wage costs and/or increase or restructure the workforce, we will create decision aids for you in the form of:

  • Wage projections
  • Alternative calculations
  • Cost variants
  • Comparison of compensation alternatives for new hires

You can also ask us to create further certificates and applications, such as:

  • Wage statements for the employers' liability insurance association
  • Immediate reporting of new workers
  • Statements of earnings for the employment office
  • Applications for refunds in the event of illness

Annual and other financial statements

If you want to be sure that your annual financial statements conform to current commercial and tax laws and regulations while at the same time presenting your company in as good a light as possible, let us prepare your annual financial statements in accordance with the German Commercial Code (HGB) and tax law, including ...

  • Utilising accounting options and alternatives (balance sheet policy)
  • Providing the tax consultant's certification
  • Performing analyses according to a variety of key ratios, e.g. for banks, shareholders/partners and/or lenders/investors by agreement
  • Preparing an explanatory report by agreement

If you have a duty of publication, we will also arrange for the publication of your annual financial statements in the Federal Gazette (Bundesanzeiger):

  • With the minimum information so that your competitors learn as little as possible from your annual financial statements

Business tax returns

If you want to be sure that you are making full use of all tax advantages and only paying as much tax as you absolutely have to, let us prepare your business tax returns (VAT, trade tax, corporation tax, separate income tax assessment)…

  • Examining all tax options in your favour, where appropriate on the basis of a tax balance sheet deviating from the commercial balance sheet

If your business is not performing as well as it did the previous year(s), we will review whether there is a need to adjust the tax prepayments:

  • And submit the appropriate requests to adjust in agreement with you

You can also ask us to review the tax assessments and lodge any appeals that may be appropriate.

Business management and tax advice

If you are making a significant investment or want to restructure your business, or if you have a particular tax problem, let us advise you on the tax and business management aspects of specific individual issues as required, for example ...

  • Buying and/or selling property as company assets
  • Choosing the most favourable legal form in the event of corporate expansion through comparative analyses
  • Comparisons of tax burdens
  • VAT issues relating to the export and import of goods and services

Support for start-ups

If you want to set up a business and need help from the start, let us take the first steps together with you of …

  • Advising on the choice of legal form
  • Setting up the accounting system
  • Registering for trade and tax purposes
  • Advising on VAT issues and invoicing

Support in government tax audits

If the tax office has notified you of an external audit or you have already received an audit report and do not know what you have to accept, let us examine and monitor what the tax office does, from ...

  • Preparing for the audit with you
  • Selecting the documents to be presented to the auditor
  • Maintaining constant contact/communication with the auditor
  • Attending the final meeting
  • Examining the audit report and any objections
  • Examining the tax assessments based on the audit and lodging any appeals that may be appropriate

Utilise our expertise and experience for your business

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