Offered by Kontist Steuerberatungsgesellschafts mbH

Ongoing Accounting

We take over your accounting from now on. Kontist Steuerberatung does not work with Lexoffice or DATEV but we work directly in the Kontist App, which is provided to us by Kontist GmbH. So we do not take over the bookings in your Lexoffice account or in any other accounting tool.

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We take care of the entire accounting and you get all advance VAT returns directly in your Kontist App. You can also write, send and download your invoices in the Kontist Web App. If you use lexoffice or a similar software, you can choose another plan or downgrade.

Basic Rules for Daily Collaboration

In order for us to guarantee you the most up-to-date accounting possible, we need your support. Please adhere to the following rules to ensure the smoothest possible cooperation:

Clear separation between private and business

Please consistently separate your private and business expenses.

Kontist for business expenses

Use your Kontist account for all business income and expenses. This also applies to all expenses that are only partially business-related, such as cell phone contracts, internet contracts, leasing rates or similar. Exceptions are rent payments for your home office in your own apartment.

All private expenses via your private account

All private expenses like weekly purchases, rent payments, vacation trips etc. should be paid via a private account. If you don't have enough money in your private account, you can transfer money from your Kontist account to your private account at any time.

Mark private transactions as "private"

Please categorize all private transactions in your Kontist account (e.g. private withdrawals) as "private".

No Second Business Account

You shouldn't have a second business account in addition to your Kontist account. This also applies to credit card accounts, PayPal or other payment service providers. You should use the Kontist account for all business income and expenses.

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Invoices and Receipts

For every business transaction you need to upload a receipt in your account. Please upload the receipt in your Kontist App as soon as possible. Depending on how you get your invoices, you can do it with either mobile app or web app.

No Cash Payments

You should generally avoid any cash payment in your company. If it is unavoidable in exceptional situations (for example, for entertainment expenses), you can promptly transfer the amount from your Kontist account to your private account. This way you have generated an outgoing transaction for which you can upload the corresponding receipt.

Ongoing Accounting

As soon as we have received all business income and expenses and all receipts, we can start the accounting. You can see the status of your bookkeeping in real time when transactions are marked as "Verified by Kontist Steuerservice".

In the transaction display you can always see how we have categorized the corresponding transaction. You can see the applied VAT rate as well the accounting category (Elster-Category).

IMPORTANT: The label Verified by Kontist Tax Consulting means that you cannot change the entry yourself. If a change is still necessary, you can write to us.


Why? Because we take legal responsibility for accounting and VAT returns, you cannot change the verified entries. If you have any questions or comments about specific transactions, you can always send us a message in any transaction.

Advance VAT Returns

We prepare your advance VAT Return in time for the deadline. For this we need your help!

You can upload the necessary documents to your Kontist App at any time. The sooner you send us all the documents for the reporting period, the sooner we can start the preparation of your advance return.

We will send the advance return to the Tax Office on the due date at the latest, and send you an email with the tax refund or payment. Then you must transfer this amount to the Tax Office immediately. It is best to pay your debt by the due date (10th).

Our tip: You can also leave a direct debit mandate with the Tax Office. Then the Tax Office will debit the amount from your account and you don't have to do anything. Read more in our Helpcenter article.

The VAT due date is always on the 10th of the following month after the pre-registration period valid for you (monthly or quarterly). Exception: If the 10th falls on a weekend or public holiday, the advance VAT return must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on the following working day. Example: January 10, 2022 was a Sunday, so the advance VAT return for December 2021 is not due until January 11, 2022.

Business Evaluations (BWA) & Proof of Income

You can download a preliminary BWA at any time directly in your Kontist App. Do you need a signed BWA? We will be happy to provide you with a signed BWA or other Proof of Income upon request.

Please send us a short message or give us a call and we will prepare your reports.

Annual Accounting Work

In addition to the ongoing monthly bookkeeping, there are some bookkeeping activities that we perform once a year when preparing the annual financial statements and tax returns.

These activities usually do not have a (major) impact on advance VAT returns, but can make a big difference in income tax.

Activities include:

Depreciation of fixed assets

Consideration of home office

Consideration of additional meal expenses

Cash expenses

Adjustments in the consideration of the company car


You can find more information on Annual Financial Statements and Tax returns here: Yearly Financial Statements and Tax Return

Data from Previous Months

If you switched to Kontist only in the current year, you will of course still have accounting data from other accounts, other accounting tools and possibly from your previous tax advisor. We will gather this data with a guided campaign.

*We indicate that the services of Kontist Steuerberatung are conducted by Kontist Steuerberatungsgesellschaft mbH. Support in tax-related topics such as machine-aided bookkeeping is provided by Kontist Service GmbH. Kontist does not offer support in tax-related topics nor tax advisory services, but conveys these services between you and our partners Kontist Steuerberatungsgellschaft mbH and Kontist Service GmbH. Please find our Terms & Conditions here.