Apply for reimbursement, remission or refund of the tax on sparkling wine and intermediate products

If sparkling wine or intermediate products have demonstrably been taxed, you can receive a refund, remission or reimbursement of these excise duties under certain conditions.

Description

Prerequisites

  • You prove that the sparkling wine or intermediate products have been taxed.
  • When taking back self-taxed sparkling wine or self-taxed intermediate products: You immediately record the inclusion in your tax warehouse in your stock accounts.

Procedure

You can apply for the tax relief declaration by post or online at the relevant main customs office:

Submit declaration by post:

  • If you have included self-taxed sparkling wine or intermediate products in your tax warehouse, apply for a remission or refund of the tax as part of your monthly tax declaration. Complete the relief declaration and the annexes listed therein:
    • Download the form "Monthly tax declaration/relief declaration for sparkling wine" (form 2401) or "Monthly tax declaration/relief declaration for intermediate products" (form 2451) from the customs administration website.
    • Enter the transactions eligible for relief and complete the annexes in full.
    • Send the discharge declaration by post to your local main customs office.
    • The main customs office will check the discharge. You will receive a notification with the result of your application.
  • If you include sparkling wine or intermediate products in your tax warehouse that someone else has paid tax on and you wish to receive a tax refund, please also enclose a confirmation of taxation with your monthly tax declaration/relief declaration:
    • Download the "Taxation Confirmation" form (Form 2735) from the Customs Administration website.
    • Complete the forms in full, enclose the confirmation of taxation and send it by post to your local main customs office.
    • The main customs office will check the information and send you a notification.
  • If you want to deliver taxed sparkling wine or intermediate products to other member states and would like to claim tax relief, you will need a permit as a certified consignor.
    • You must apply for this in advance at your local main customs office.
    • If you have already been granted a permit as a tax warehouse keeper or registered consignor, you only need to submit a notification to your local main customs office before shipping.

With your permit, you will receive an excise number as a certified consignor. The delivery must be made using a simplified electronic administrative document (v-e-VD) in the EMCS IT procedure. The EMCS (Excise Movement and Control System) is an IT-supported movement and control system for excise goods. You will need your excise number as a certified consignor. Proceed as follows:

  • Download the following forms from the customs administration website:
    • "Certified consignor - application for a permit or notification of a tax warehouse keeper/registered consignor" (form 2742) and
    • "List of goods - certified consignor (excluding energy products) (attachment to form 2742)" (form 2743)
  • Complete the form and the attachment in full and send them by post to your local main customs office.
  • The main customs office will check the information, issue the permit as a certified consignor in writing or electronically and assign an excise number for your deliveries to other member states with v-e-VD.
  • You can then apply for the corresponding tax relief using the following forms:
    • Download the forms "Monthly tax declaration/relief declaration for sparkling wine" (form 2401) or "Monthly tax declaration/relief declaration for intermediate products" (form 2451) including the attachments via the customs administration website.
    • Select the second alternative "Application for relief from sparkling wine tax (relief declaration)" or "Application for relief from intermediate products tax (relief declaration)" in the forms for the relief declaration.
  • If you have not paid tax on the sparkling wine or intermediate products yourself, please also enclose a confirmation of taxation with your application:
    • Download the "Confirmation of taxation" form (form 2735) from the Customs Administration website.
    • Complete the forms in full, attach the confirmation of taxation (if necessary) and the other required documents - as a certified consignor, for example, a printout of the v-e-VD entry declaration - and send them by post to your local main customs office.
    • The main customs office will check the information and send you a notification.

Submit the declaration online:

  • You can also complete and submit the forms for relief from sparkling wine tax or intermediate product tax online.
  • Call up the online application on the customs portal on the Internet. This will guide you step by step through the necessary information, which you can enter electronically.
  • Upload the required documents as a file and send the application.
  • The main customs office will check your details and documents.
  • You will receive a tax assessment notice.

The main customs office in whose district you operate your business or, if you do not operate a business, in whose district you are resident, is responsible. If your company is operated from a location outside Germany or if you do not have a place of residence in Germany, the main customs office in whose district you first appear for tax purposes is responsible.

Special notes

There are no indications or special features.

Deadlines

You do not have to observe any deadlines.

Processing time

The duration usually depends on the complexity of the case. (3 bis 10 Tage)

Required documents

  • Required Documents

    • When supplying taxed sparkling wine or taxed intermediate products to European member states, you must provide the following additional evidence:
      • the third copy of the simplified accompanying document confirmed by a receiving person in accordance with the so-called System Directive.
      • the proof of taxation of the other Member State.
      • if another person has paid tax on sparkling wine or an intermediate product: in addition, their confirmation of taxation
    • If you take sparkling wine or taxed intermediate products that have already been taxed in Germany into your tax warehouse, you will need the following documents:
      • If you include sparkling wine or the intermediate products that you had taxed yourself (returned goods) in your tax warehouse, it is sufficient to record them in your stock accounts.
      • If you include sparkling wine or intermediate products in your tax warehouse that were taxed by another person, you also need their confirmation of taxation.

Forms

Online procedures

Fees

  • There are no costs for you.

Remedy

  • Appeal.

You can find detailed information on how to lodge an objection in your tax assessment notice.

  • Appeal to the tax court

Status:05.01.2024

Responsible for editing:Bundesministerium der Finanzen

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