# Taxes and social insurance contributions for companies
Companies can, for example, be required to pay VAT or trade tax. Certain special taxation rules also apply to cross-border business activities.To Services
Information about Rights & Duties
If you handle coffee or goods containing coffee, you must pay coffee tax under certain conditions.
Enforcement against you may be temporarily suspended or limited if there are grounds for equity. Inequity exists if enforcement would cause you an unreasonable disadvantage that can be avoided by waiting a short time.
If you want to transport untaxed sparkling wine, intermediate products or wine, you usually need a special permit and registration to participate in the computerised transport and control system EMCS.
If you want to manufacture, handle, process, store, ship or receive tobacco products without incurring the tax, you can apply for a permit to suspend or exempt the tax.
If you produce or import sparkling wine or intermediate products, you must pay sparkling wine tax or intermediate products tax.
If you can prove that sparkling wine or intermediate products have been taxed, you may, under certain conditions, obtain a refund, remission or reimbursement of these excise duties.
If you handle untaxed coffee or manufacture coffee-containing goods with it, you will need a permit to do so in many cases.