Thorsten  Went

Thorsten Went

Partner Indirect Tax, Head of Digitalisation Tax
Certified Tax Advisor
Baker Tilly Steuerberatungsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG
Cecilienallee 6-7
40474 Dusseldorf
Phone: +49 211 6901-1178
Fax: +49 211 6901-1330

Professional Education

  • Certified Tax Advisor (Steuerberater)
  • Diplom-Kaufmann
  • Banker (Bankkaufmann)

Professional experience

  • Senior Manager in the indirect tax department of KPMG AG, Düsseldorf
  • Senior in the indirect tax department of Ernst & Young AG, Cologne
  • Assistant in the private banking department of Deutsche Bank AG, Düsseldorf

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Digitalisation of the world of tax (Development of tax software, Artificial Tax Intelligence, Paperless office, Electronic invoicing, Big data analysis, VAT in ERP, Process consulting, Tax management systems)
  • VAT advice for all sectors (Professional VAT statements - if necessary, involving the international network, Accompaniment of tax corrections, Employee training, Tax audit defense, Litigation)


  • Automotive
  • Retail/Consumer goods
  • Chemistry/Pharma
  • System gastronomy/Hotel industry
  • Industry and production
  • Telecommunication/Electronics
  • Software (ERP)

Selected Publications

  • Co-author "Das ZUGFeRD-Format" – Specification and implementation rules for the official electronic invoice standard format, Forum elektronische Rechnung Deutschland (FeRD), published by AWV e.V. at
  • Author "Mitarbeiteressen in Kantine und Systemgastronomie" – design considerations for the provision of food in the VAT law, including wage tax aspects, NWB issue no. 39 2013, pages 3,076 – 3,095
  • Co-author "Erweiterter elektronischer Datenzugriff der Finanzverwaltung im Rahmen der USt-Nachschau" – enhanced electronic data access of the financial administration within the scope of VAT audits, DER BETREIEB issue no. 28 2011, page M9