When artists and creative professionals work internationally, they are faced with the question of which activities require them to pay value added tax in which country. Those who invite, commission and collaborate with artists (e.g., organisers, other artists, customers, clients) also often have to deal with questions concerning the payment of value added tax:
These and other questions will be answered in the sections VAT on foreign transactions, Transactions to Germany and Transactions from Germany.
Information on the basics of value added tax in Germany can be found here.
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Steuertipps für Künstler (Bayerisches Staatsministerium der Finanzen)(only available in German)