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Taxation Working Party on Tax Revenue Estimates
The Working Party on Tax Revenue Estimates is an advisory council at the Federal Ministry of Finance. It has existed since 1955. In addition to the Federal Ministry of Finance, which has lead responsibility, the council’s membership includes the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, five economic research institutes, the Federal Statistical Office, the Bundesbank, the German Council of …
Europe Winning Paper of this year’s Franco-German Fiscal Policy Seminar
In October 2021, 137 countries and jurisdictions agreed to implement a major reform of the international corporate tax system, i.e., a global minimum tax of 15% on the profits of large multinational companies. The winning paper presents simulations of the revenue effects of the global minimum tax.
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Ministry Werner Gatzer
State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Finance
fsc-communication Weakening of the economic environment and heightened risks
The German Financial Stability Committee (FSC) agrees with the risk assessment and the conclusions of the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) in its warning on vulnerabilities in the European financial system. The ESRB’s warning is also addressed at national authorities with responsibility for financial stability. The Committee supports the ESRB’s call to preserve or further build up micro and …
Ministry Walter Ulbricht and the construction of the Berlin Wall
It was a lie that made history: on 15 June 1961, Walter Ulbricht, head of state of the German Democratic Republic (GDR), denied rumours that there were plans to close the border between East and West Berlin. In fact nobody had asked if there were plans to build a wall; it was Ulbricht himself who introduced the idea into the discussion. To this day it is unclear why he did so. What is known is …
Ministry Visitors’ service
The visitors’ service welcomes groups who are interested in the ministry’s work. Visitors have the opportunity to talk directly to ministry staff (in German or, where possible, in English) and learn more about the ministry’s tasks, working methods and goals.
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beirat Report by the Advisory Board
In the debate over efforts to reform the EU budget, repeated calls are made (a) to ensure more transparent and fairer burden-sharing and (b) to replace the widespread juste-retour (“just returns”) mindset with a stronger focus on policies that serve the interests of Europe as a whole. This report argues that it is possible to make EU financing practices more transparent and, in this way, to …
afs-bericht Third Financial Stability Committee report
The third Financial Stability Committee report concerned itself with more than just domestic developments. Corrections on the Chinese markets and political uncertainty triggered by the refugee crisis and Brexit are also having an impact on the German financial system.