See also :
VAT insight in Germany
VAT rates in Germany

Source(s):

https://www-idev.destatis.de/idev/doc/intra_en/doc/IntraCommunity.pdf

http://www.destatis.de/jetspeed/portal/cms/

Competent Authority :

Statistisches Bundesamt
Aussenhandel 65180 Wiesbaden Germany
Tel: + 49 611 75 2953
Fax: + 49 611 75 3934
Website: http://www.destatis.de/jetspeed/portal/cms/

Expected submission date :

10th business day of the following month.

https://www-idev.destatis.de/idev/doc/intra_en/doc/svz_datei_intra_en.pdf 
https://www-idev.destatis.de/idev/doc/intra/doc/abgabetermine.pdf

Usually starts when :

When the threshold is reached : following month

Notification to new PSI : YES

Usually ends with :

End of year following last due declaration

Does administration from Germany reminds for non-submitted declaration ?

Germany has an automated system for reminders?   YES

1st reminder : 13 working days

2nd reminder : 15 working days

3rd reminder : no

Thresholds of intrastat exemption in Germany :

  • Dispatchs :

Simplified declaration : EUR 500,000

Standard declaration :

Extended declaration :

  • Arrivals :

Simplified declaration : EUR 800,000

Standard declaration :

Extended declaration :

Penalties for non-submitted or incomplete INTRASTAT declarations in Germany :

Non submission : YES

Repetitive non-submission : YES

False or incomplete data : YES

Amount of penalties : Administrative penalties

Intrastat submission with paper in Germany :

A written application for paper-based filing must be submitted prior to paper declaration.

Electronic submission of intrastat in Germany :

via IDEV: https://www-idev.destatis.de/idev

Corrective intrastat declarations in Germany :

Only for a current or preceding calendar year. Only relevant information

• Data in box 18 (Invoiced amount) and box 19 (Statistical value) : if a change in the original value of more than EUR 5,000;

• Data in box 16 (Net mass) and box 17 (Supplementary unit) : if a change of the original quantity of more than 10%;

• Data in the other boxes must be corrected if the invoiced amount (box 18) or the statistical value (box 19) of the item exceeded EUR 5,000.

NIL intrastat declarations in Germany :

YES – event if no activity

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