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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.
Ministry The Advisory Board to the Federal Ministry of Finance
The Advisory Board (Wissenschaftlicher Beirat) advises the Federal Ministry of Finance by regularly publishing expert opinions and reports on current issues.
europe 2022 Franco-German Fiscal Policy Seminar
The next Franco-German Fiscal Policy Seminar (FPS) will take place in Berlin on 14-15 November 2022.
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.
Ministry How to find us
Directions to the Ministry’s Berlin and Bonn offices, with maps and taxi information.
Ministry History of the Detlev Rohwedder Building
The Detlev Rohwedder Building, located in the Wilhelmstraße in Berlin’s historical government quarter, has been the head office of the German Finance Ministry since 1999. It reflects the stages of Germany’s turbulent history more clearly than almost any other building in the capital.
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.
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.
Ministry Role of the Minister and State Secretaries
The Finance Minister manages the Finance Ministry in line with the policy course set by the Federal Chancellor. The Finance Minister is the member of government responsible for all aspects of Germany’s budgetary, fiscal and tax policy. The Ministry’s ten directorates-general provide the Minister with expert assistance in fulfilling his tasks as a member of government.