Change in value added tax 01.01.2021

Prepare the conversion of your ERP system correctly now

The German government's economic stimulus package included a VAT reduction to 16% and 5% in the middle of the year. But this change is only limited until 31.12.2020. So plan the necessary steps for the upcoming VAT increase today. Use our videos, checklists and the conversion tool so that you can work with the original VAT rate of 19% and 7% from 01.01.21. We would be pleased to support you again personally with the necessary implementation in your ERP system.


Instruction incl. video

Webcast 11.06.2020

Mehrwertsteuersenkung: Mehrwertsteuerumstellung für Dynamics NAV und Business Central

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VAT adjustment for NAV and Business Central

Watch the recording of the webcast "VAT changeover for Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central" from 11.06.2020 Here you can find out how the conversion of VAT rates takes place.


Value added tax adjustment as of 01.01.2021

Mehrwertsteueranpassung - Umstellung für Dynamics NAV und Business Central richtig vorbereiten!

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Value added tax changeover Dynamics 365 Business Central/NAV on 01.01.2021

In addition to the recording of our webcast of 11.06.2020, you will find here a compact instruction video for the conversion to 01.01.2021. In this video you will learn how to carry out the conversion.


Microsoft tool for the implementation

Microsoft Dynamics NAV (from version 2013) and Business Central already include a corresponding conversion tool for standard processes. You can find the instructions here

The general instructions for the VAT booking facility can be found here.

TSO-DATA Services

If you should need us to coordinate the changeover with you personally, offer a readiness for the turn of the year or even consider the implementation together with you, please let us know by 06.12.2020 at the latest, stating the expected changeover date (e.g. 30.12.2020 between 8 am and 2 pm or 04.01.2021 from 8 am). Please send requests for a coordination meeting to mehrwertsteuer[at]tso[dot]de or via our contact form.


What does this mean for you and your ERP solution?

With the change of the VAT rate, again necessary facilities in Dynamics NAV / Dynamics 365 Business Central are required in the existing VAT tool. Furthermore, a conversion of the existing receipts and further measures are necessary on the cut-off date.


Preparation & checklist

Use the time to prepare for the changeover now. The following checklist will give you initial assistance in planning your measures:

  • Define a team of people responsible for the change
  • Check the documentation provided by TSO-DATA
  • Define your status:
    • Which existing VAT accounting groups and VAT accounts need to be taken into account?
    • Which special processes need to be given special attention?
  • Is an up-to-date test environment available for a test conversion?
  • Define your consulting needs and contact us immediately to arrange a personal appointment!


>>> Procedural instructions USt-pre-registration of the BMF

On 01.07.2020 the Federal Government published instructions explaining how to proceed with the reduced VAT rates (16% and 5%). With the letter from the Federal Ministry of Finance, the guidance on the advance return for value added tax 2020 is newly announced for the advance return periods from July 2020. This information can be found here (sample forms in the VAT advance return and advance payment procedure for the calendar year 2020):


Contact form

Do you have questions about the change of the VAT rate in your ERP system? Contact us using the contact form below or send an e-mail directly to your contact person. We look forward to your message.


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