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German bureaucratic processes are always kinda weird but getting your VAT ID is a special kind of ... broken?

@bleeptrack oh yes, that is fun. While you are at it, also get a EORI number. Just a few more pieces of paper at another agency.

@bleeptrack I once wanted to do a handful of PCBs of a circuit I designed and sell it to some interested friends. One-off, low-volume run. After figuring out what I needed to do to make it legal, I just gave up. It was way more work than I was willing to put in for something I don't make money with.

Meanwhile: In Switzerland you don't have to do anything, but fill a single box in your yearly tax form. And only if you actually made a significant amount of money.

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