In these FAQs, we answer the top questions on a major reform to international corporate tax rules.
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.
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.