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Customs Customs and postal services: e-commerce
Ordering goods online is easy – but which goods can I have sent to me from abroad? And when are these goods duty-free and/or tax-free? What about gift parcels? Here you will find information about how to avoid any unpleasant surprises when your parcel arrives.
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 …
Customs How to sail smoothly through customs
You may be offered to buy certain items at your travel destination that cannot be brought to Germany as a holiday souvenir.
Taxation Global minimum tax: frequently asked questions
In these FAQs, we answer the top questions on a major reform to international corporate tax rules.
taxation Act Combating Tax Avoidance and Unfair Tax Competition and Amending Further Acts
This working translation of the Gesetz zur Abwehr von Steuervermeidung und unfairem Steuerwettbewerb und zur Änderung weiterer Gesetze is provided by the Language Service of the Federal Ministry of Finance. Only the German text of this Act is authentic.
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.
Customs On the lookout for counterfeit and pirated goods
Brand-name watches, designer handbags, luxury sunglasses ... supposed brand-name products are offered at suspiciously low prices to tourists in the mood to buy, especially when they’re on holiday abroad. But beware! Many “deals” turn out to be cheap fakes. When this happens, seemingly inexpensive holiday souvenirs can actually be disappointing counterfeits that aren’t worth the money and that …
Taxation Energy Duty Act (Energiesteuergesetz)
The Energy Duty Act (Energiesteuergesetz) sets out the legal provisions for the duty charged on various forms of energy in Germany. The Act implements the EU Council Directive on the taxation of energy products and electricity (Council Directive 2003/96/EC).
Taxation Electricity Duty Act (Stromsteuergesetz)
The Electricity Duty Act (Stromsteuergesetz) sets out the legal provisions on the duty charged on electricity in Germany. The Act was introduced as part of the Ecological Tax Reform, which was initiated in 1999.
Europe Tax Act relating to Brexit
The Act on Taxation-Related Provisions concerning the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union ( Brexit-Steuerbegleitgesetz , Tax Act relating to Brexit) contains provisions within the Federal Finance Ministry’s area of responsibility that are necessary in connection with the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern …