Family and MWR - Tax Relief Office

Tax relief for the purchase of goods and services in local German communities is provided by international agreement to official U.S. Forces procurement agencies, but not to individuals. MWR, as official procurement agency, is able to provide exemption from VAT when they act as a purchasing activity on behalf of authorized members of the U.S. Forces and the civilian component. When a German merchant agrees to participate in the tax-relief program, goods and services may be procured through IMCOM-Europe CMWRF Fund Operations and will not be subject to the VAT when both of the following conditions are met: 1. The transaction is conducted properly. 2. The purchase is not a prohibited transaction. The Bamberg Tax Relief Office is located at the Community Activity Center. Please contact the Tax Relief Office for any questions and details.

New Service Available - UTAP saves you money!

Save money and shop tax-free!

Bamberg's Tax Relief Office offers a new service for USAG Bamberg customers: With the implementation of the UTAP (Utility Avoidance Program) customers can now sign up locally and save 19 percent tax on their electricity, gas and water bills if these utilities are provided by Stadtwerke Bamberg (STWB). Now electricity customers from E-on, Stadtwerke Erlangen (ESTW) or ENTEGA can also take advantage of UTAP. Both UTAP forms can be downloaded from here.Please contact the Bamberg tax relief office at (0951) 300 1780 if you have any questions.


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Tax Relief Application Form

UTAP Request Form

UTAP Guidance

Hours of Operation

Mon. - Fri.:
8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and 3-4:30 p.m.
Closed Sat-Sun and Fed. Holidays.
Training Holidays:
10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Contact: DSN 469-1780 Bldg. 7047