Practical tips for founders

How to start a tax consulting business as a limited liability company in Germany

When founding the DJM tax consulting company as a limited liability company in Germany I was positively surprised, how quickly it took place and how supportive the involved persons were. When you are about to start your own business in Germany the following list of steps might be helpful. Some of them can be followed parallel to speed up the process.

Step 1:

Partnership agreement of the tax consulting company and meeting with the notary

Step 2:

Compulsory liability insurance on property damage for a tax consulting company

Step 3:

Bank account and payment of share capital

Step 4:

Entry into the commercial register

Step 5:

Acknowledgement of the tax consulting company by the local chamber of tax advisors

Step 6:

Entry into the transparency register
Since August 1, 2021 the entry is compulsory also for limited liability companies

Step 7:

Choosing an email account and an address for the webpage as well as designing and hosting the webpage

Step 8:

Tax registration of the company

Step 9:

Choosing and installing the enterprise resource planning software ensuring bookkeeping and accounting obligations

Step 10:

Preparing the opening balance sheet and transferring it to the tax office and to the German federal gazette

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