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Indirect Tax

VAT, customs and excise duties are an integral part of daily business. Companies must comply with a mass of legal regulations on everything from designing product and service chains, through VAT aspects of transactions, to compliance matters. Breaches of VAT regulations can – in addition to the considerable economic consequences – result in substantial fines and even prosecution. The lawyers and tax advisors in our Indirect Tax practice group advise clients on all aspects of VAT law, sales taxes, and customs and excise duties. With our practical, interdisciplinary and made-to-measure approach, we resolve complex issues that require a holistic view of the relevant legislation. Together with our colleagues from FGS Digital GmbH, we can also integrate our solution directly into your IT systems.

What you can expect from us

  • Renowned VAT experts with a wide range of specializations, working across our locations in Germany
  • Practical thinking based on a solid academic grounding
  • Interdisciplinary solutions that address not only indirect taxes, but also general aspects of tax and commercial law (including corporate law, accounting law and criminal law) and can be integrated into your IT systems
  • An excellent reputation among the court and tax authorities based on long-standing experience

All contacts and experts

Our expertise at a glance

Structuring advice
Tax compliance management
Transaction support
Litigation and legal proceedings

Well connected: Our international advisory services

Thanks to our close cooperation with the VAT experts in our Taxand network and at other partner firms around the world, our clients benefit from our international service. On request, we manage international projects for our clients from a single source.

News and insights

06.06.2023 | FGS Event
Webinar: New mandatory e-invoicing regulations in Poland from 1 July 2024 and possible changes in Germany
30.05.2023 | External Event
Frankfurter Verkehr- und Verbrauchsteuertag 2023 (online)
15.05.2023 | External Event
74. Steuerrechtliche Jahresarbeitstagung Unternehmen 2023
09.05.2023 | FGS Blog
BMF-Schreiben zu Reihengeschäften
08.05.2023 | Deal Announcement
Flick Gocke Schaumburg advises Afinum on sale of LIFTKET
03.05.2023 | FGS Event
Abendforum Steuerzentrierte Rechtsberatung Köln
20.04.2023 | FGS Blog
Verpflichtende eRechnung im B2B-Verkehr?
31.03.2023 | FGS Blog
Herstellerabgabe für Einwegplastik
29.03.2023 | FGS Blog
BFH-Urteile zur Umsatzsteuer-Organschaft bringen keine Klärung
09.02.2023 | FGS Blog
BMF-Schreiben zum Vorsteuerabzug für Forschungseinrichtungen
24.01.2023 | External Event
Frankfurter Steuerfachtag 2023
14.12.2022 | FGS Event
Webinar: Umsatzsteuer-Organschaft im Non-Profit-Sektor – wie geht es weiter nach den EuGH-Urteilen vom 1. Dezember 2022?

Further information

We attach great importance to sharing our knowledge with clients and helping young tax professionals to grow. That’s why our partners routinely lecture on VAT matters at universities and at in-house seminars.

Dr. Andreas Erdbrügger

Rainald Vobbe

Dr. Jörg Kurzenberger


Brochure: Our advisory for Indirect Tax
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As members of expert groups, we promote the further development of VAT law.

Dr. Andreas Erdbrügger (member of the VAT and tax compliance working groups of the German Institute of Public Auditors: Arbeitskreis Umsatzsteuer IDW e.V., Arbeitskreis Tax Compliance IDW e.V.)