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Taxation Global minimum tax: frequently asked questions
In these FAQs, we answer the top questions on a major reform to international corporate tax rules.
ukraine Exchange scheme hryvnia-to-euro to expire on 30 October 2022
The Federal Ministry of Finance and the Deutsche Bundesbank have agreed with the National Bank of Ukraine to let the hryvnia-to-euro exchange scheme expire.
ukraine Management of the task force for implementing EU sanctions appointed
The task force that has been set up by the Federal Government to implement the EU sanctions appointed its management yesterday evening at its second meeting.
europe Germany and France intend to commit €1 billion each for new European Tech Champions Initiative
Germany and France represented by Christian Lindner, Federal Minister of Finance, Robert Habeck, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, Bruno Le Maire, Minister for the Economy, Finance and the Recovery, and Cédric O, Minister of State for the Digital Transition and Electronic Communication, have signed, together with Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Spain, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, …
europe Joint Statement on the European Payments Initiative (EPI)
by Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and Poland
taxation Tax data from Dubai now going to the Länder
At the Federal Ministry of Finance’s behest, the Federal Central Tax Office (Bundeszentralamt für Steuern) has purchased data for the purpose of detecting international tax crimes. This is the first time that the Federal Central Tax Office has independently purchased data that will have a material impact on the taxation process.
europe German Recovery and Resilience Plan adopted
Today the German government adopted the German Recovery and Resilience Plan (DARP). Ninety percent of the spending in Germany’s recovery plan is targeted towards climate action and the digital transformation. This means that the German government is going well beyond the ambitious targets set by the EU. According to analysis by the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW), the planned …
taxation Scholz: “We’re taking action to eliminate tax havens”
The German cabinet adopted the draft Defence against Tax Havens Act on 31 March 2021. With the new law, the German government is taking action against tax evasion, tax avoidance and unfair tax competition from tax havens.
taxation Tobacco Duty Modernisation Act adopted
The German cabinet adopted the draft Tobacco Duty Modernisation Act on 24 March 2021. With this legislation, the German government is adjusting tobacco duty rates and responding to changes in the tobacco market and in consumer behaviour. The new law also serves to improve public health and protect minors.
taxation Scholz to boost the competitiveness of family businesses
The federal cabinet adopted the draft Act Updating Corporate Tax Law (Gesetz zur Modernisierung des Körperschaftsteuerrechts) on 24 March 2021. With this bill, the German federal government is improving the tax framework especially for small and medium-sized partnerships and family businesses. In addition, it makes German corporate tax law better suited for international business in a globalised …