German VAT Certificate for Online Shops and BREXIT
Aktualisiert: 12. Apr 2019
This is obsolete now due to the latest BREXIT extension - link to BBC News
Online sellers from non EU countries with sales subject to German VAT via platform providers (e.g. Amazon and Ebay) have to provide the platforms with a certificate that they are registered for German VAT.
In case the UK leaves the EU common market on April 12, 2019 the German federal ministry of finance informed in an publication that the German tax authorities will not object to a missing certificate for UK based sellers until May 31, 2019.
Link to the publication: BMF-Schreiben