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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

30.01.2024 | External Event
Frankfurter Steuerfachtag
28.11.2023 | FGS Event
Jahresendseminare 2023: „Neues zum Unternehmenssteuerrecht“ und „Umsatzsteuerrecht aktuell“
28.09.2023 | Latest news
Flick Gocke Schaumburg wins twice at the ITR Tax Awards
20.09.2023 | FGS Event
Webinar: Eco, (single-use) plastics and packaging taxes – an international assessment
15.09.2023 | FGS Blog
EuGH-Urteil zum „Reemtsma-Anspruch“
21.07.2023 | FGS Blog
Planned VAT changes in Germany – mandatory e-invoicing
26.06.2023 | Latest news
JUVE Tax Awards 2023: Flick Gocke Schaumburg named Law Firm of the Year for tax disputes
16.06.2023 | Latest news
Best Lawyers: Flick Gocke Schaumburg again named Law Firm of the Year for Tax Law and Succession Planning & Foundations
09.06.2023 | FGS Blog
Bisher größte EU-Zollreform bringt digitalen Ausbau der Zollunion
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

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. Learn more about our teaching activities. 

Brochure: Indirect Tax – Your hub for 27 EU countries
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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.)