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We are passionate about the VAT

The VAT – the most important tax in a company’s day-to-day business – has become a highly complex tax matter. Incorrect structures or settlement processes can lead to considerable damages. Therefore it is absolutely necessary that the specialised advice that is rendered in this context is both competent and practical.

LeitnerLeitner deals with VAT-related problems and challenges every single day, and our experts use their knowledge to guide companies through the complexity of the VAT. From a difficult legal opinion for a large company to a simple compliance question for an SME in Austria or abroad: we provide the best practical solution and clear recommendations for your daily business.

A central contact person is always made available for cross-border and interdisciplinary projects. In this way, our solutions also apply across the border and are always efficient and practical.

Our specialists maintain excellent networks with national and international authorities and other international VAT groups, along with experienced VAT experts worldwide. As a member of the VAT Expert Group of the European Commission, VAT expert Hannes Gurtner also plays a key role in designing European VAT legislation.

 Our services

  •  Advice for national and cross-border VAT issues
  • Appraisals and opinions for national and cross-border VAT issues
  • Support with optimisation in the context of special issues, e.g. chain and triangular transactions, commission and consignment stock, design of holding structures and tax groups, establishment of permanent establishments abroad etc.
  • Procedural support and assistance with audits and special VAT audits
  • Representation before tax authorities, preparation and management of appeal proceedings, management of test case proceedings up to the European Court of Justice
  • National compliance (application and implementation of registrations, preparation and submission of VAT returns, summary reports, Intrastat reports)
  • Tailored digital VAT check of your ERP/SAP system with modern IT tools (LL VAT Screener)
  • Individually coordinated in-house training for companies and employees
  • Preparation of VAT handbooks
  • Support with VAT compliance in Austria and abroad
  • Support with, and implementation of, input tax refund applications
  • Support and advice for tax advisors and auditors using our special VAT know-how (advice for colleagues)
We for you
Harald Galla
Auditor | Tax Advisor | Partner
Hannes Gurtner
Auditor | Tax Advisor | Partner | Shareholder
Jutta Niedermair
Tax Advisor | Director
Peter Pichler
Tax Advisor | Partner | Shareholder
Natascha Schneider
Tax Advisor | Director
Newsletter — 08.09.2022
International Taxation - August 2022
Events — 05.10.2022
Import, Export and Chain transactions - Dos and don´ts in the CEE region from a VAT perspective
Events — 06.09.2022
The Unshell Directive (ATAD3) and recent developments in EU Tax Law
Newsletter — 28.06.2022
International Taxation - June 2022
News — 13.04.2022
VAT Newsletter 1st quarter 2022
Newsletter — 16.12.2021
Horizontal monitoring and tax compliance management systems in CEE
Newsletter — 17.11.2021
International taxation
Newsletter — 11.11.2021
Banking Finance - Oktober 2021: BFG finally decides on withholding tax refund to Irish UCITS
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