Intra-Community Trade Declaration System / Help with online declaration

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Seat (Land) of the local tax office

The code to be indicated is the Land where the local tax office is seated that is in charge of the VAT assessment.

See Current version of the Country Nomenclature (only in the German language) for the External Trade Statistics.

 

Security certificate

The following warning message is displayed when you access the IDEV pages: "The website has a security certificate problem". This warning appears if an obsolete browser version is used for which either an appropriate root certificate equivalent is not stored or, due to certain browser settings, the security certificate cannot be checked. To solve the problem, your browser version should be updated or, if you use the latest version, the browser settings should be adjusted by your administrator.

 

Server

A server is a network's central computer that provides other stations with access to data and resources.

 

Server data backup

If the server crashes during your data entry, the IDEV declaration system will provide a server data backup about three hours later.

 

Services

Services are not subject to declaration. The purpose of compiling intra-Community trade statistics is to collect information on the actual trade in goods between Germany and the other Member States of the European Union (dispatches and arrivals). For clarification purposes, we ask you to note that the changes to VAT law regarding the recording of other intra-Community services in the Zusammenfassende Meldung (summary declaration) and the Umsatzsteuer-Voranmeldung (advance turnover tax return) in Germany since 2010 do not have any effect on the data declaration for the purposes of intra-Community trade statistics.

 

Sova steering file

The list of valid commodity codes (Sova steering file) is a register of all statistical commodity codes that are relevant in the year of its release. It includes a detailed description of the commodities in .txt format (text with a fixed width) and is particularly suited for use in what are called computer-assisted merchandise information systems. The list of valid commodity codes (Sova steering file) can be downloaded here (only in the German language).

 

Specific movements of goods

See Intra-Community trade statistics General Guide Chapter 9 "Examples and special cases".

For a simplified declaration of specific movements of goods, use the relevant Declaration form (only in the German language) only for statistical purposes (deliveries of ships' and aircraft's stores, exports of bulk goods and other transactions exclusively of statistical relevance). Do not use this form if, for the movement of goods concerned, you have already submitted a declaration for the purposes of intra-Community trade statistics.

 

Statistical value

The statistical value is defined as the value of the goods free German border (excl. VAT). Depending on the delivery terms, transport costs may hence only be considered in part (for example based on a distance (kilometer) key).

See also Intra-Community trade statistics General Guide Chapter 5.1 and Chapter 5.2 "Box 19".

 

Subsequent declaration

IDEV enables the subsequent declaration of data for the past three calendar years. Subsequently declared data have to be transmitted separately for each reference month.

 

Summary and assortment codes

These codes are assigned to ranges of different goods. Please contact the Federal Statistical Office at warenverzeichnis(at)destatis.de to request such a code.

 

Summarize

Reporting data with identical characteristics can be summarized within a reporting month and enter in one reporting position.

Supplementary unit

Enter for each item the numerical value of the supplementary unit indicated in the Commodity Classification for Foreign Trade Statistics. Leave the box empty, if a supplementary unit is not specified. Do not name the supplementary unit as such (e.g. enter "2" as a numerical value for "2 pieces").The figures should be rounded up or down to full numbers. If a figure is rounded down to 0, "0" must be entered.

 

Example:

- Crane lorry (mobile crane)

............................... 8705 10 00 pcs.

The supplementary unit in the above example is pieces. If, for instance, two crane lorries were dispatched, "2" must be entered.

*Clicking on the link Individual chapters of the Commodity Classification (only in the German language), you will access a list with the relevant commodity codes in a breakdown by chapters.

**Clicking on the link Abbreviations in the Commodity Classification (only in the German language), you will access a list with the relevant abbreviations of the supplementary units.

 

Supply

See Intra-Community trade statistics General Guide Chapter 9 "Examples and special cases - g)".

 

System requirements

See IDEV system requirements, Chapter 1.1