German Federal Ministry decrees on joint VAT liability for onliny marketplaces

With effect from 1 January 2019, a new rule has been introduced in Germany to make the operator of an online marketplace jointy liable for German VAT no accounted for by the online traders on goods sold via the marketplace.

For further details please see the newsflash from PwC Germany:

https://blogs.pwc.de/steuern-und-recht/files/2019/03/VAT-Newsflash-02-2019.pdf

VAT-Newsflash-02-2019

 

 

 

About Zsolt Tenczer

Senior Manager PwC Switzerland email: zsolt.x.tenczer@ch.pwc.com Mobile: +41-79-580-5058 Office: +41-58-792-4560

I started my career at the Hungarian Tax Authority in the last millenium at the dawn of the internet. Joined PwC in 1999 on top of the ebiz boom, when we thought online business will revolutionise the economy in 5 years. I specialized on VAT or more generally on indirect taxes. After several years spent in the Hungarian indirect tax practice, I moved to Zurich, Switzerland where I am working as a senior manager in the International VAT team and Network Driver for the Global Indirect Tax Network of PwC.