Towing service, rescue service (52.21.9.01)
Formalities according to the Services Directive
Wenn Sie Ihre Dienstleistung lediglich am Ort Ihrer Niederlassung anbieten, ist eine Gewerbeanzeige erforderlich. Wenn Sie Ihre Dienstleistung allerdings außerhalb Ihres Sitzes erbringen, benötigen Sie eine Reisegewerbekarte. Das ist z. B. der Fall, wenn Sie zusätzlich Waren (z. B. Kraftstoffe) oder Leistungen auf der Straße ohne vorherige Aufforderung anbieten. Eine Gewerbeanzeige ist dann nicht mehr erforderlich.
The following authorisations and notifications may be required:
If you want to sell or buy goods, offer services or act as a showman commercially outside a commercial establishment without a prior order, you usually need a permit (travel trade card).
Other service-related formalities
For taking-up and pursuit of a service the following service-related formalities, which CANNOT be processed through the Point of Single Contact, must be obeyed:
For vehicles that require type approval and for which there is no type approval or general operating permit (ABE), the operating permit must be issued by the registration authority before the vehicle is put into operation for the first time.
You can get the exemption for towing over the highway must be applied for.
In Germany, trucks with a total mass of over 7.5 t and trucks with trailers are prohibited from driving on all Sundays and on certain public holidays. Certain transports, such as those of perishable fruit and vegetables or fresh milk and fresh milk products, are exempt from the ban by law. In addition, the road traffic authorities may grant exemptions for other, urgent transports on a case-by-case basis.
Certain highly congested highway and federal highway sections in Germany are closed during the day on all Saturdays in July and August for trucks with a total weight of more than 7.5 t and for trucks with trailers (without weight limit) due to heavy tourist traffic. Exceptions to this regulation may be granted in certain cases.
Formalities relating to the place of business
Formalities relating to the employment of workers
The employer must withhold and pay the wage tax.
When posting employees to Germany, the Employee Posting Act must be observed.
Tax related formalities
Characteristics and key concepts of the service
This service includes:
- Support activities for the on-land transport of persons, animals, and goods:
- Towing services
- Abschleppen von Kraftwagen
- Autoabschlepp- und -bergungsdienst
- Bergung von Kraftwagen
- Kraftwagenabschlepp- und -bergungsdienst