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Taxation Global minimum tax: frequently asked questions
In these FAQs, we answer the top questions on a major reform to international corporate tax rules.
Ministry Poster: What does the Finance Ministry do?
The Finance Ministry has a broad remit with wide-ranging tasks. We are responsible for the federal budget, tax policy, fiscal policy, international financial market issues, and much more. This poster provides a unique insight into the Finance Ministry’s work.
Ministry The Federal Ministry of Finance: A place that counts
Our ministry is one of only three federal ministries that are explicitly mentioned in Germany’s constitution. The Finance Ministry’s responsibilities are more diverse and interesting than most people might think and cover everything from budgets to customs to fighting financial crime. Keep reading to find out more about the wide variety of issues we work on and the people behind the policies.
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 …
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.
Climate action German Sustainable Finance Strategy
The federal cabinet adopted the first German Sustainable Finance Strategy on 5 May 2021. The goal of the strategy is to mobilise investments that are urgently needed for climate action and sustainability while also addressing the climate risks that are increasingly relevant to the financial system.
Ministry The Detlev Rohwedder Building – German history reflected
The Detlev Rohwedder Building, which has served as the German Finance Ministry’s main office since August 1999, reflects the upheavals of modern German history more clearly than perhaps any other building in the capital. Built as the headquarters of the Reich Aviation Ministry, the enormous edifice was the nerve centre of Nazi power. It was from here that Hermann Göring, Reichsmarschall and head …
Ministry The Detlev Rohwedder Building
The Detlev Rohwedder Building, located on Wilhelmstrasse in Berlin’s historical government district, has served as the Finance Ministry’s main office since 1999. It reflects the stages of Germany’s turbulent history more clearly than perhaps any other building in the capital.