Value Added Tax
Value added tax (VAT) is not borne by the selling company, but paid by the end user of a product or service.
The normal VAT rate of 19 percent is just under the European average.
A lower rate of 7 percent is charged for convenience goods and services needed on a day-to-day basis, such as food, newspapers, or public transport.
Some services – including banking, healthcare, and non-profit work – are VAT-exempt.
The official German term for VAT is Umsatzsteuer, but it was originally called Mehrwertsteuer and is still often referred to by this name.
We accept TAX FREE payments for supplies/services subject to tax relief according to
NATO Status of Forces Agreement and Supplementary Agreement thereto
You need the "U.S.FORCES ORDER FORM FOR GERMAN VALUE ADDED TAX FREE MERCHANDISE AND SERVICES"
obtainable at " Procurement Agency/tax relief office "