Intra-Community Trade Declaration System / Help with online declaration

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

Please request your user identification and password online by clicking on the "register online" button on the IDEV homepage or directly via the online registration form. 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. All boxes marked by * are mandatory and have to be completed. The registration will now be made on the basis of this data.

Click on the "Send" button Send to transmit the data to the Federal Statistical Office.

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 2741 or -2865 for any questions regarding the tax or additional number.