Value Added Tax

Value Added Tax

Given that entrepreneurs have the right to a refund of input VAT and make mutual deliveries, VAT is neutral. However, if certain formal requirements are not respected or proof obligations are not fulfilled, VAT can represent an effective burden for the entrepreneur. When running a business, the lack of necessary VAT expertise is an incalculable risk.

Although the exemption regulations, on the one hand, provide for the exemption of VAT for several types of supplies, on the other hand, the deduction of input VAT in respect of such supplies is not allowed. However, the VAT burden can be optimized by proactive planning and structuring.

Furthermore, from the state's perspective, VAT is particularly susceptible to abuse. Its complexity often leads to misapplication with far-reaching consequences. Therefore, business processes must take this situation into account: Employees must be trained, and they must be provided with the necessary basis for decision-making. Finally, the global nature of the market demands rapid global action. Therefore, VAT information must be available without delay.

BDO, i.e. VAT department, allows you to quickly get to the safe handling of VAT.

Our range of services is as follows:

Report on VAT

Our VAT experts provide an analysis based on your specifications, together with recommendations for action and, where appropriate, demonstrating the risks of the scenarios being performed or intended in your business. Furthermore, supporting our clients in litigation and writing 'second opinions are part of our daily tasks.

Overview of VAT

We check the correct handling of all transactions carried out in your business. We detect errors, offer solutions and provide appropriate documentation to ensure that such transactions are handled correctly in the future.

Internal VAT workshop

Our VAT experts train your staff based on real transactions in your business. Employees of the accounting department, especially the sales department, are familiar with significant problems related to VAT. This helps you establish the necessary in-house expertise to properly handle this complex material.

VAT Manual

Based on the VAT review and the internal workshop, the results were summarized in the VAT manual. Standard, recurring transactions in your business are recorded along with instructions and checklists. This manual provides your employees with work instructions adapted to the circumstances and needs of your business.

VAT and SAP®

Our VAT experts optimize your VAT determination in the SAP® program, based on SAP® tools. Using the process table, VAT determination can be automated based on a quick check. Tools for checking VAT IDN are also available.

VAT compliance

We take care of the VAT refund obligations of your business worldwide. In addition to the preparation and submission of preliminary German VAT returns, annual VAT returns, EC sales lists and Intrastat declarations, we rely on web-based solutions to process correspondence with local tax authorities.

VAT Hotline

Based on our experience, our VAT team quickly finds solutions to your VAT problems. Talking to a competent VAT specialist gives you legal certainty. BDO's VAT experts advise our clients in Croatia and abroad in all aspects of Croatian VAT law, as well as support them through cooperation with our BDO member companies worldwide in all aspects of European and international VAT law.