VAT relief

Don’t pay Germany’s 19% value added tax!

The TKS VAT Relief Program is a unique TKS benefit is made possible through the cooperation of the Installation Management Command Europe (IMCOM-E) and is available to all US Department of Defense entitled personnel, or DoD ID card holders, that normally qualify for a foreign tax exemption. If you have any VAT-related questions please visit your local TKS shop, or contact the nearest VAT office that services your military community.

Getting Started

VAT relief is exclusively available to easyConnect and easyMobile subscribers. Submit a VAT form at your local TKS shop at least one month prior to the next billing cycle. One VAT form is applied to one monthly billing period. Submit more than one VAT form for tax-free coverage over multiple billing periods. Once a VAT form is received the exemption is then automatically credited to your next invoice. You may then pay your exempted bill as usual, in person at any TKS shop, at your bank, or at our online payment center.

VAT Relief Qualifications

Exclusively for TKS customers that are DoD entitled personnel. Exemption can be applied only to forthcoming invoices; a retroactive exemption on an existing bill is not possible. Available for TKS telephone, Internet, and mobile services that normally contain 19% German value added tax (VAT). Available only with easyConnect and easyMobile plans that have no minimum contract duration, service plans that includes device financing do not qualify for VAT relief. VAT relief is not available for services from other providers or carriers, for example Deutsche Telekom, T-Mobile, 1&1, O2, etc. Additional information can also be obtained at your local military VAT office.

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