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Public Finances Provisions relating to compensation for National Socialist injustice
Almost immediately after the end of the Second World War, it became clear that compensation needed to be provided to those who had suffered damage as a result of National Socialist injustice. Those who had suffered oppression due to their political opposition to National Socialism or on the grounds of race, religion or ideology were particularly affected.
Taxation What are taxes and what are they used for?
Taxes are the state’s most important source of revenue. The state uses the money to pay for things that are in the public interest. But who decides how much we have to pay in taxes? And why are there so many different kinds of taxes? This brochure provides answers to these and other important questions relating to taxes. It shows who pays what kinds of taxes and explains key terms using …
Internationales_nicht-mehr-in-Verwendung To the point – G7
Information about the history and purpose of the G7, as well as the key working areas for the G7 finance ministers and central bank governors under the German G7 Presidency.
Customs The German Customs Museum
Customs employees in the German Customs Museum tell visitors about the diversity of the customs’ tasks, and recount their own fascinating experiences working for this institution.
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.
Ministry The Federal Ministry of Finance: A place that counts
Our ministry is one of only three federal ministries that are explicitly mentioned in Germany’s constitution. The Finance Ministry’s responsibilities are more diverse and interesting than most people might think and cover everything from budgets to customs to fighting financial crime. Keep reading to find out more about the wide variety of issues we work on and the people behind the policies.
Ministry The Detlev Rohwedder Building – German history reflected
The Detlev Rohwedder Building, which has served as the German Finance Ministry’s main office since August 1999, reflects the upheavals of modern German history more clearly than perhaps any other building in the capital. Built as the headquarters of the Reich Aviation Ministry, the enormous edifice was the nerve centre of Nazi power. It was from here that Hermann Göring, Reichsmarschall and head …
Ministry The Detlev Rohwedder Building
The Detlev Rohwedder Building, located on Wilhelmstrasse in Berlin’s historical government district, has served as the Finance Ministry’s main office since 1999. It reflects the stages of Germany’s turbulent history more clearly than perhaps any other building in the capital.
Strategy to counter money laundering and terrorist financing
The present strategy is largely based on the insights gained during the European Commission’s supranational risk assessments (SNRA) and Germany’s National Risk Assessment (NRA) regarding the specific money laundering and terrorist financing risks for Germany. The strategy outlines recently initiated steps and formulates selected individual measures aimed at further improving Germany’s system for …