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Public Finances FAQs: Spending Reviews
Our FAQs answer the most important questions about performance budgeting and spending reviews.
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 on the Reporting Obligation and the Automatic Exchange of Information in Tax Matters by Reporting Platform Operators (Platform Tax Transparency Act)
The Platform Tax Transparency Act (PStTG) 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. The Act serves to transpose Council Directive (EU) 2021/514 of 22 March 2021 amending Directive 2011/16/EU on administrative …
Climate action FAQs: Climate Action Programme 2030
Germany has made both national and international commitments to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by more than half by 2030, compared with 1990 levels. To this end, the German government has launched a comprehensive climate package. What are its key elements? How does carbon pricing work? And how much will all of this cost? Here are the answers to these and other important questions.
G20 Frequently asked questions: G20
Answers to frequently asked questions about the G20
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.
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 …
Taxation Fiscal Code (Abgabenordnung)
Working translation of the Fiscal Code (Abgabenordnung), which brings together the rules applying to all taxes as a compendium of general tax law. The Fiscal Code sets out the basic rules on how a tax is determined, to whom the tax applies, and when the tax is to be paid.