Intra-Community Trade Declaration System / Help with online declaration

  1. 1 IDEV intra-Community trade declaration system
    1. 1.1 IDEV system requirements
    2. 1.2 IDEV Login
    3. 1.3 Registering for the IDEV online declaration of intra-Community trade data
    4. 1.4 IDEV main menu options (User Interface)
    5. 1.5 First steps after logging
    6. 1.6 Protection of data
  2. 2 General information about intra-Community trade
    1. 2.1 Up-to-date
    2. 2.2 Aids and useful documents
    3. 2.3 Changes to foreign trade statistics from 2022
  3. 3 Form declaration for intra-Community trade statistics
    1. 3.1 CSV imports
  4. 4 Form declaration by third parties for intra-Community trade statistics
  5. 5 Correction of intra-Community trade statistics
    1. 5.1 Correction form
    2. 5.2 Replace or cancel of a File declaration via the Report history
    3. 5.3 Correcting of a Form declaration via the Report history
  6. 6 File declaration for intra-Community trade statistics
    1. 6.1 File declarations in ASCII format
    2. 6.2 File declarations in INSTAT/XML format
    3. 6.3 eSTATISTIK.core file declaration
    4. 6.4 Deadlines
  7. 7 The IDES Intra-Community Trade Data Capture Software
    1. 7.1 System requirements
    2. 7.2 Program download
    3. 7.3 Suggested solutions
  8. 8 Index (IDEV intra-Community trade declaration system)
    1. A
    2. B-C
    3. D
    4. E
    5. F-G
    6. H-J
    7. K-L
    8. M
    9. N-O
    10. P-Q
    11. R
    12. S
    13. T
    14. U-V
    15. W-X
  9. 9 Application for simplified reporting
  10. 10 Frequently Asked Questions and answers regarding the collection of intra-Community trade data
    1. 10.1 Principles of the obligation to provide information
    2. 10.2 Questions regarding the obligation to provide information about intra-Community trade
    3. 10.3 Questions about the transmission of intra-Community trade data
  11. 11 Contacts for information on foreign trade

1.3 Registering for the IDEV online declaration of intra-Community trade data

Please request your user identification and password by "register online - Intrahandel" at the IDEV homepage. The login data (user ID and password) will be sent to you by post after checking or, if you have given you explicit consent, to the fax number indicated.

The registration form has to be filled out completely and correctly. The registration will be made on the basis of this data.

For a server check of your entries, please click at "Send". For checking purposes, the form will again be shown on the screen. Press the "Confirm data and submit" button to finally transmit your registration.

When registering, please enter the VAT number indicated in your advance turnover tax return. The VAT number to be entered here does not correspond to the VAT identification number (ID number) that is allocated to businesses by the Bundeszentralamt für Steuern (Federal Central Tax Office), and which is used on invoices for intra-Community deliveries of goods. The number of digits of a VAT number differs between the German Länder:

  • 10 digits in Baden-Württemberg, Berlin, Bremen, Hamburg, Hesse, Lower Saxony, Rhineland-Palatinate, Schleswig-Holstein

    As for Berlin, only an eight-digit VAT number is known in many cases. Here, the Federal Statistical Office should be contacted to enquire the complete VAT number. As for Hesse, the VAT number often consists of 11 digits. In those cases, the first "0" should be left out.

  • 11 digits in all other Länder

    As for Bavaria, only an eight-digit VAT number is known in many cases. Here, the Federal Statistical Office should be contacted to enquire the complete VAT number.

Indicate in the Additional number box the three-digit number used to distinguish between individual businesses submitting separate statistical declarations within a group integrated for VAT purposes or between individual units reporting separately for statistical purposes within a business. If a distinguishing number has not been allocated to your business by the Federal Statistical Office, this box should be left empty.

Please contact the Federal Statistical Office on telephone numbers +49 611 75 4524 for any questions regarding the tax or additional number.