VAT/UTAP Office

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The Value Added Tax (VAT) Program is a wonderful way to save 7-19% on purchases made on the local economy. There are two types of forms: one for purchases under 2,500€ and one for purchases over 2,500€. 

The Utility Tax Avoidance Program (UTAP) is for eligible DoD personnel who reside in housing on the economy. UTAP legally allows you to avoid paying German tax on gas and electricity.

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Value Added Tax Office

General

The VAT (Value Added Tax) Office is a wonderful way to save 7-19% on purchases made on the local economy. There are two types of forms: one for purchases under 2,500€ and one for purchases over 2,500€. 

VAT Forms are $5 each or 10 for $50. First time buyers can purchase 10 for $40. Each form is valid for 2 years.

TIP: Return VAT forms as you use them. That way you will always be able to get new ones!

Forms & Helpful Info

Please bring the following documents to purchase a VAT form:

  • Copy of Orders

  • Utility Tax Avoidance Program

    General

    The Utility Tax Avoidance Program (UTAP) is for eligible DoD personnel who reside in housing on the economy. UTAP legally allows you to avoid paying German tax on gas and electricity. 

    Forms & Helpful Info

    Please bring the following documents to enroll in the program:

    FAQ

    How do I enroll in the VAT Program?

    Please have the following ready:

    VAT forms are $5 each and can be purchased up to 10 at a time!
    If you want to purchase all 10 when you sign up, you will receive a signup discount of 10 VAT Forms for $40 (originally 10 for $50).

    How do I enroll in UTAP?

    Please have the following ready:

    How do I switch UTAP Accounts?

    You must come into the UTAP Office to switch UTAP Accounts.

    Please follow the steps below:

    • Bring final meter readings for terminating house to the UTAP office
    • Complete Form 4 (Termination)
    • Turn in beginning meter reading(s) for the new house to the Housing Office
    • Follow the procedure above for “Enrolling in UTAP” for new residence

    *$99 sign-up fee applies every time you move to a new residence.

    What if I'm PCSing?

    Please have the following ready:

    *Please come into our office at least 5 business days before out-processing!

    What if I'm purchasing something over €2,500?

    Come to our office and we'll walk you through the process!

    Please do not place an order, make a down payment or sign any paperwork before talking to us!

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    Hours

    Monday-Friday 10am-4:30pm
    Goal & Family Days 10am-2pm
    US Holidays Closed

    Call Us

    COMM 06565-61-7801
    DSN 452-7801

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    Building 126, Room 103

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