Tuesday, 22. August 2017 | by: Katja Brößling | Exhibition Planning
Fairs offer excellent opportunities for presenting yourself as an exhibitor or as a trade visitor to gather new information and establish contacts. However, if you want to pay the fair costs as operating expenses, you have to pay attention. For the tax office there are a total of three events, why you visit a trade fair: for professional, mixed or private reasons. If you wish to discontinue the trade fair costs as operating expenses, you are always in charge of the tax and must be able to prove the professional reasons.
If the trade fair visit is purely professional, all related costs can be claimed as operating expenses. In order to prove the purely professional motivation of the trade fair visit, for example, a trade fair diary can be conducted, business cards collected and call logs created. These visiting costs are tax deductible:
If you travel to a trade fair for partly professional, partly private reasons, only the purely professional expenses can be claimed by the tax office. Expenses such as the arrival and departure or accommodation costs have to be divided according to time shares.
If you are an exhibitor at a trade fair, you can also specify typical costs as operating expenses. But the more expensive the exhibition is, the more the tax Office will deal with the records. A particularly detailed proof, for example by collecting documents, is a prerequisite for any entrepreneur. Typical fair costs as exhibitors are:
In the case of the stand costs a special note is to be observed: the tax Office can see the payments to the trade fair organizers as rental expenses. In accordance with § 8 No. 1 D and E GewStG, the commercial income for the determination of the trade tax is to be calculated proportionately. However, this regulation is controversial. If the tax Office makes this calculation and if it results in a higher commercial taxes, it is worthwhile to contradict. Costs for advertising technology such as banners, roll-ups or displays that you can make for your company at trade fair farmers or online providers such as Print24 are recognized as operating expenditure. These are finally used several times.
For some trade fair issues, it is important to note special features so that they can be claimed as operating expenses.
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About Katja Brößling
Katja Brößling is a specialist in business administration with a focus on operating expenses, human resources management and marketing. After many years of experience in online marketing, she has been a co-founder and managing director of SHEworks since 2014. A news portal that deals with content on business, career and self-employment for women. As an editor, she writes and informs about the topics of entrepreneurial knowledge, reconciliation, gender and family policy. Since 2015, she has also been a managing director of the # 140 agency, a consulting firm specializing in online marketing and social media.
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