Small business exemption: “Kleinunternehmerregelung”

Last updated 2 months ago

If you utilize the small business exemption from the general sales tax, you may wonder why your invoices still state that the gross proceeds include sales tax.  

This is because the small business exemption doesn’t apply to Steady, meaning we have to charge VAT on the memberships we manage for our publishers.

Our mission is to turn your valuable work into a concrete amount in your bank account. In doing so, however, we have to move within Germany's legal framework and can’t take advantage of regulations that don’t apply to us.

Therefore, we ask you to pay attention to the following:

1) Steady will help you generate a stable income from your audience. We hope that this will help you to expand your reach and surpass the small business exemptions. 

2) We know it hurts to see the deductions, but staying focused on the amount that lands in your account each month will make it worthwhile.