Excise duties: information on the general rules, rates and exemptions, registration for excise tax purposes and payment of excise tax, obtaining a refund Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

In Germany, the Customs authority manages all taxes regulated by Federal law.

Common, fundamental regulations apply for the different types of excise tax. You will find further information on the national regulations, on the procedure, on the individual types of excise tax, on the level of tax rates and on the EMCS, a computerised transport and control system for goods subject to excise tax, on the national portal .

Bundesministerium der Finanzen (BMF)


Find more information on the website of the Central Customs Authority (Generalzolldirektion).

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24.08.2020