Your options when setting up a business
If you intend to engage in any commercial activity in Germany, it is wise to establish your own company. This, unless the business is trivial, can protect you from a lot of inconveniences and trouble with the authorities. Here are the most widespread forms.
How to get a foreign VAT refund
Entrepreneurs that are resident outside of Germany and want to get a refund of German VAT paid in 2006 need to hurry up: June 30th 2007, is the deadline for filing an application for a refund of 2006 German VAT. The same is valid for German based entrepreneurs that apply for a refund of foreign VAT.