# Taxes and social insurance contributions for companies
Companies can, for example, be required to pay VAT or trade tax. Certain special taxation rules also apply to cross-border business activities.To Services
Information about Rights & Duties
If you wish to trade in goods and services within the EU, you must apply for a VAT identification number.
Enforcement against you may be temporarily suspended or limited if there are grounds for equity. Inequity exists if enforcement would cause you an unreasonable disadvantage that can be avoided by waiting a short time.
If you have withdrawn taxed electricity for business purposes, you can claim relief under certain conditions. You must apply for this at your local main customs office.
If you handle coffee or goods containing coffee, you must pay coffee tax under certain conditions.
If you want to trade in goods and services within the EU, you must apply for a VAT identification number.
Corporations must pay corporate income tax on their taxable income, and nonprofit organizations receive their tax exemption.
If you produce or import alcohol or goods containing alcohol, you must pay alcohol tax under certain conditions.