Decrease in VAT

From 1 July 2020 the tax reduction of the VAT comes into force. This means a six-month (until 31 December 2020) decrease in VAT from 19 to 16 per cent, and from 7 to 5 per cent. This measure applies to all supplies of goods and services, as well as benefits in kind. Companies should inform themselves about the implementation. Private persons and organizations not entitled to deduct VAT should consider ways to benefit from the reduction as soon as possible. If you have any further questions about the changeover and what else needs to be considered, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Hecht and Colleagues specialize in providing bespoke advice and services tailored to your unique situation, thereby allowing you to focus on your core business activities.

Such a service requires a highly-qualified team of service-orientated specialists.

Founded in 1972 by Michael Hecht, our partnership has grown continually due to the high level of client satisfaction which we guarantee. We are trusted by large and small alike, ranging from international concerns, family businesses of long standing, creative start-ups, not-for-profit organizations and private individuals.

Tax advice

We provide expert advice to demanding clients across the entire spectrum of tax law. This includes services such as accounting and the representation of our clients to the tax authorities as well as the development of creative, bespoke solutions for your structures and transactions.
Our strengths lie in the personal service which we offer from qualified and experienced auditors and tax advisors, who can draw on the support of a wide network and a highly-qualified support team in order to produce reliable and pragmatic solutions to your specific needs.


We perform all legally-required and voluntary auditing procedures. Our many years of wide-ranging experience combined with a close understanding of your specific business enables us to optimize your operating processes and business structures, thereby producing a first class outcome. Informative and appealing presentations of your audit results are provided as a matter of course.


Our bookkeeping services range from the setup of an accounting system to the optimization of existing systems, including financial and payroll accounting. Our team of dedicated professionals are happy to respond to a range of individual needs with various solutions ranging from a full-service package to consultation on individual matters. Such services include the production of annual accounts or the inauguration of reporting structures in accordance with national and international accounting standards. We can provide references from a large number of satisfied customers for whom we have implemented digital and online-based accounting processes.

Our guiding aim is to provide reliable and relevant information for corporate management, presented in a clear and well-structured form.

Business Consulting

We start all our consultancy tasks with an in-depth consideration of the founding business idea: informed by this understanding we are better able to develop a range of expedient concepts up to and including your succession planning. A clear focus of our activities in this area is the identification of opportunities for tax-optimization in your business processes.

Our strength is the holistic approach that we adopt to optimize your structures and business needs. Drawing on the services of a range of experts from different fields, including lawyers and notaries, enables us to provide you with a tailor-made comprehensive solution.

Dipl.-Kffr. Petra Wierzchowski

Auditor and tax consultant
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  • Income and corporation tax law
  • Representation in all dealings with the financial authorities, courts and the Bundesfinanzhof
  • Inheritance tax law
  • Auditing for international clients (in accordance with national and international accounting standards)

Mag. Robert Zwirn

Auditor and tax consultant
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  • Auditing and consulting services for family-run companies
  • Auditing and consulting services for IT companies
  • International tax law
  • Sales tax law (VAT)

Dipl.-Ing. Henry Franz

Auditor and tax consultant
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  • Auditing and Consulting for Real Estate Companies
  • Auditing and funds appropriation audits
  • Start-ups
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Establishing accounting and controlling systems

Hecht & Kollegen GmbH
Steinplatz 2
10623 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 21 00 29 30
Fax: +49 30 21 00 29 31