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German Intrastat Reports

Intrastat is the system for collecting information and producing statistics on the trade in goods between the member states of the European Union (EU).

Each member state establishes an annual threshold below which a company is not required to file intrastat reports. The reporting thresholds in Germany are 500,000 EUR for dispatches from Germany and 800,000 EUR for arrivals into Germany. Only companies that exceed these thresholds are obliged to file Intrastat reports.

In Germany, the Intrastat declaration must be filed with the relevant authorities ten working days after the end of the reporting month at the latest. If no invoice exists for the receipt of goods following the reporting month, the declaration of goods is postponed until the following month. If no invoice has been received a month later, the system uses the purchase order to determine the value of the goods and the movement of goods is reported.

WW+KN can prepare the German Intrastat reports for foreign clients. Many foreign clients engage WW+KN to fulfill the complete German compliance and to prepare VAT returns, Intrastat reports and EC sales list.

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