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Internationales Steuerrecht [EN] Questions concerning the application of the Platform Tax Transparency Act
The Platform Tax Transparency Act of 20 December 2022 (Federal Tax Gazette I, p. 2730) introduced a reporting obligation for operators of digital platforms and the cross-border automatic exchange of information between tax authorities of EU Member States. This circular assists in the proper implementation of the Platform Tax Transparency Act and addresses issues of practical relevance.
G7 A look back at the Finance Track under Germany’s G7 presidency
At the end of 2022, Germany will hand over the G7 presidency to Japan. Which topics dominated the Finance Track under Germany’s G7 presidency? What did we achieve? German Finance Minister Christian Lindner answers these questions in his recap.
Financial markets Annual Meetings of the IMF and World Bank: a recap
The Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank took place on 12−14 October. The event served as a forum for in-depth discussions on the major challenges facing the global economy. In times like this, it is more important than ever for countries that abide by democracy, the rule of law, multilateralism and a rules-based international order to engage in close cooperation – …
Financial markets Christian Lindner explains what is on the agenda of the G20, IMF and World Bank meetings on 13 October
Christian Lindner provides a brief preview of the second day of the IMF and World Bank Annual Meetings. The day’s talks will focus in particular on the risks facing the global economy. Lindner emphasises: we must fight inflation and ensure a reliable, affordable energy supply. Together with our partners around the globe, we will build a bridge to the post-crisis future.
Financial markets Christian Lindner comments on the Annual Meetings of the IMF and World Bank in Washington DC
Federal Minister of Finance Christian Lindner is in Washington DC from 12–14 October, where he is attending various talks during the Annual Meetings of the IMF and World Bank. During his flight to the US, he provided an overview of the main topics that will be addressed at the meetings.
Financial markets Press statement by Christian Lindner prior to the Annual Meetings of the IMF and World Bank
As the Annual Meetings of the IMF and World Bank kick off, Finance Minister Christian Lindner discusses the main issues on the agenda. His talks with international leaders will focus in particular on global economic challenges, further financial support for Ukraine, and relief measures for heavily indebted countries.
Financial markets Implementing the Common Framework effectively: Christian Lindner discusses the international debt strategy
Many low-income countries with high debt levels are currently facing very difficult conditions. Finance Minister Christian Lindner explains initiatives that are designed to support these countries’ populations and economies while also safeguarding international financial stability.
taxation Implementation of the global minimum taxation – Statement Christian Lindner
Federal Minister of Finance Christian Lindner declared that, if necessary, Germany is ready to introduce a global minimum tax nationally, even in the absence of an EU-wide agreement. He emphasised that this is a question of tax fairness: multinational corporations too must pay their fair share to help finance public goods.
G7 Christian Lindner on the virtual meeting of G7 finance ministers
Today German Finance Minister Christian Lindner gave a recap on the G7 Finance Ministers’ Statement: We want to reduce Russia’s oil revenue and cut off an important source of financing for Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine. At the same time, we intend to curb the rise in global energy prices.
Ukraine Germany provides €1bn in financial assistance to Ukraine
Only one month after the G7 pledged to provide Ukraine with extensive budgetary assistance, Germany is disbursing its contribution of €1bn. "Ukraine needs this financial support to maintain its ability to act", Christian Lindner said in his statement.