Start-up

Start-up

Our Smart Start team supports young companies in getting started. Simply select and get started: With our online bookable services you can tackle the to-dos of setting up a company quickly and in a targeted manner.

Here you can find answers to the tax and business questions that concern start-ups. Our Smart Start team supports you in every phase drawing on specific expertise. Whether you are still developing your idea, looking for investors or are already generating your first revenue, we help you to set the right course and accompany you on your route to success.

Your idea convinces, your product is accepted – the course is set for success. Now it's time to put your start-up on a solid footing. Choosing the right legal form is crucial as this has long-term repercussions and also fiscal consequences. To ensure that you are well-positioned right from the start, we support you with targeted services for your tax issues.

Tax Advice

Property tax – obtaining clarity already prior to reform

Prepare yourself for property tax reform with this inhouse workshop

  • Half-day workshop in-house
  • Analysis of your current property tax situation
  • Implications of property tax reform
KPMG Law

Trademark protection 360

Nowadays, trademarks are more than company logos or product labels. They can provide you with the crucial competitive edge that needs to be protected.

  • Registering trademarks with the German Patent and Trademark Office DPMA, EUIPO, WIPO
  • Monitoring the relevant deadlines
  • Representing the client before trademark officesMarkenämtern
Compliance

Preparation of VAT and income tax returns

Meet all of your main tax return obligations at once and gain time for what really matters.

  • Preparation of income tax and VAT return
  • Kick-off call, including schedule coordination
  • Data request and plausibility check of data made available
  • Electronic submission to the tax office
Compliance

Preparation of income tax returns

Efficient processes based on practice for use in practice. Our basic package includes:

  • Preparation of corporate income tax return
  • Preparation of trade income tax return
  • Kick-off Call, including schedule coordination
  • Data request and plausibility check of data made available
  • Electronic submission to the tax office
Compliance

Preparation of VAT return

Extensive range of services for preparing your VAT and income tax returns. Our basic package includes:

  • Preparation of VAT and income tax returns
  • Plausibility check of data made available
  • Validation of the value-added tax return (VAT return) against financial statements
  • Electronic submission of the tax office
IT Solutions | Compliance

VAT-Web | value added tax return at a glance

Meet all requirements for your value added tax return efficiently and easily with VAT Web.

  • Digital VAT declaration
  • Consolidation of VAT groups
  • Data import from ERP system
Compliance

Financial Accounting Services

You can count on us for all your contemporary accounting needs.

  • Transaction allocation and booking
  • Compliance with German accounting standards (GoB/GoBD)
  • Preliminary VAT declarations
Compliance

Annual Financial Statements

We take care of all commercial annual statement-relevant preparation tasks.

  • Balance sheet
  • Profit and loss statement
  • Note to financial statements

Your business plan is in place and you are already recording your first sales? We accompany you through the next steps, using intelligent software solutions, a variety of services and valuable networking opportunities. Benefit from our expertise on financing, participation, planning and evaluation in order to build on what has already been achieved. We help to establish sustainable corporate structures and also support you with reporting.

Compliance

IAS 12-Compliance-Quick-Check

Presenting income taxes correctly in IFRS financial statements is a complex matter. Our experts will show you where you stand. 

  • Review of correct entry of actual and deferred taxes
  • Completeness of disclosures in the notes
  • Identification of specific issues, e.g. loss history, estimated need for action (according to traffic light system)
Tax Advice | Training & Education

Employee retention programs under the “tax loupe”

Selected employee incentives in a tax context

  • Half-day workshop in-house
  • Analysis of the components or your employee retention program
  • Examination of current legal changes
KPMG Law

Trademark protection 360

Nowadays, trademarks are more than company logos or product labels. They can provide you with the crucial competitive edge that needs to be protected.

  • Registering trademarks with the German Patent and Trademark Office DPMA, EUIPO, WIPO
  • Monitoring the relevant deadlines
  • Representing the client before trademark offices
Compliance

Preparation of VAT and income tax returns

Meet all of your main tax return obligations at once and gain time for what really matters.

  • Preparation of income tax and VAT return
  • Kick-off call, including schedule coordination
  • Data request and plausibility check of data made available
  • Electronic submission to the tax office
Compliance

Preparation of income tax returns

Efficient processes based on practice for use in practice. Our basic package includes:

  • Preparation of corporate income tax return
  • Preparation of trade income tax return
  • Kick-off Call, including schedule coordination
  • Data request and plausibility check of data made available
  • Electronic submission to the tax office
Compliance

Preparation of VAT return

Extensive range of services for preparing your VAT and income tax returns. Our basic package includes:

  • Preparation of VAT and income tax returns
  • Plausibility check of data made available
  • Validation of the value-added tax return (VAT return) against financial statements
  • Electronic submission of the tax office
IT Solutions | Compliance

VAT-Web | value added tax return at a glance

Meet all requirements for your value added tax return efficiently and easily with VAT Web.

  • Digital VAT declaration
  • Consolidation of VAT groups
  • Data import from ERP system
Compliance

Financial Accounting Services

You can count on us for all your contemporary accounting needs.

  • Transaction allocation and booking
  • Compliance with German accounting standards (GoB/GoBD)
  • Preliminary VAT declarations
Compliance

Annual Financial Statements

We take care of all commercial annual statement-relevant preparation tasks.

  • Balance sheet
  • Profit and loss statement
  • Note to financial statements

Sales are increasing and your company is expanding. We can help when it comes to procuring venture capital, tapping future markets or solid positioning for acquisitions. Our Smart Team can help you scale your business, address internationalisation issues and develop a governance structure, providing in-depth answers to all the questions you need to consider in this phase.

Compliance | IT Solutions

KPMG DAC6 Processor - Trial Version

Analysis and management of reportable transactions under the DAC6 EU Directive

  • Fully functional trial environment
  • Fictitious master data for testing purposes
  • Most recent questionnaires based on the EU Directive
  • Great flexibility through adjustable workflow and stage concept
Tax Advice | Compliance

Quick Check for Intercompany Financing Transactions

Putting internal financing to the test.

  • As-is analysis of transfer pricing methodology and documentation
  • Vulnerability analysis
  • Focus on loans, cash pooling and guarantees
Compliance

IAS 12-Compliance-Quick-Check

Presenting income taxes correctly in IFRS financial statements is a complex matter. Our experts will show you where you stand. 

  • Review of correct entry of actual and deferred taxes
  • Completeness of disclosures in the notes
  • Identification of specific issues, e.g. loss history, estimated need for action (according to traffic light system)
Tax Advice | Training & Education

Employee retention programs under the “tax loupe”

Selected employee incentives in a tax context

  • Half-day workshop in-house
  • Analysis of the components or your employee retention program
  • Examination of current legal changes
Tax Advice

Brexit Quick Check

Potential customs effects of a hard Brexit.

  • Preparation and analysis of your Intrastat data (or comparable data)
  • Hard Brexit cost simulation (customs duties/customs declaration costs)
Compliance

Annual Financial Statements

We take care of all commercial annual statement-relevant preparation tasks.

  • Balance sheet
  • Profit and loss statement
  • Note to financial statements
In-house training courses

The guide to international posting

All key infos for Human Resources to post staff internationally.

  • Flexible seminar location: in-house, at KPMG or location of your choice
  • Customised content
  • International expertise
In-house training courses

Around the world and back again

Policy on social security law for internationally assigned employees.

  • In-house seminar at your company
  • International social security law for international postings
  • Benefit from the expertise of our specialists
IT Solutions | Tax Advice

International Business Traveler Compliance

Comprehensive approach for your international projects and employee mobility
 

  • Initial location determination / Indication of IBT compliance on fixed price basis
  • Established basis for decision-making to define further procedure
  • Step-by-step approach with focus on transparency and costs
Tax Advice

Tax Compliance Management System – Quick Check

Enables a comprehensive overview of your current Tax CMS status according to IDW PS 980.

  • Reliable assessment
  • Basis for deducting specific measures
  • Legal certainty
IT Solutions | Compliance

V.I.S. – The Value Added Tax Identification Number Information System

V.I.S. checks VAT ID numbers and corrects address errors.

  • Monitor VAT IDs
  • Validation of customer address and corresponding VAT ID
  • Quick address data update
  • Automatic request for a written official confirmation possible with V.I.S.
Inhouse training courses

Fit for BEPS – In-house tax workshop

Understand the risks and opportunities of the BEPS initiative on your business.

  • BEPS knowledge at a glance
  • Knowledge building to identify tax-related opportunities and risks
  • Develop strategies for action

Your start-up is booming. Now you want to develop new ideas and are considering a sale? With KPMG Direct Services, you have an overview of the issues that are important for an exit. Take advantage of the opportunity to make your company fit for an exit at an early stage and make it even more attractive, using targeted quick checks. Whether you are looking for a suitable exit strategy, preparing for an IPO or you are a buyer, our experts are here to help.

Tax Advice

Exit Readiness Assessment

Identifying required actions in terms of tax for planned M&A processes.

  • Workshop to identify relevant issues for a possible sale
  • Determining required actions
  • Developing possible solutions
Compliance

IPO Readiness Check

Systematic determination of the capital market maturity from a 360-degree perspective.

  • The most extensive range of skills on the market
  • Team with transaction experience and comprehensive expertise in all relevant topics
  • Direct access to approx. 250 institutional investors worldwide
Tax Advice

FTA Health Check

Ensure group-wide compliance with CFC tax rules.

  • Documentation of compliance with FTA legal requirements
  • Release of liability due to establishment of corresponding analysis processes
Tax Advice

Tax Compliance Management System – Quick Check

Enables a comprehensive overview of your current Tax CMS status according to IDW PS 980.

  • Reliable assessment
  • Basis for deducting specific measures
  • Legal certainty
In-house training courses

Fit for BEPS – In-house tax workshop

Understand the risks and opportunities of the BEPS initiative on your business.

  • BEPS knowledge at a glance
  • Knowledge building to identify tax-related opportunities and risks
  • Develop strategies for action
Web seminars

Yearly Tax Update subscription (4 webinars)

Currently applicable corporate tax law-relevant legislation, jurisdiction and administration.

  • Quarterly update of current tax in German developments
  • Available as live webinar and video-on-demand
  • Course language: German

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