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 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.
Financial markets Sector-specific risk assessment 2020
Assessment of possible specific vulnerabilities of legal persons and other legal arrangements to misuse for money laundering and terrorist financing purposes in Germany
Financial markets 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 …
Financial markets First National Risk Assessment
In December 2017, Germany launched its first National Risk Assessment as part of its efforts to combat money laundering and terrorist financing (AML/CFT). A total of 35 federal and Land authorities were involved in the assessment, which was led by the Federal Ministry of Finance.