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Public Finances Financial relations between the Federation and Länder
This report explains how financial relations between the Federation and Länder are structured, as stipulated by the German constitution and ordinary law; an overview of the financial resources of the different levels of government in Germany; and an overview of key co-financing arrangements between the Federation and the Länder.
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.
ccyb-indikatoren New indicators for setting the CCyB rate (Q3-2022)
The time series for the indicators used to set the CCyB have been updated. The time series are now available for Q3 2022.
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.
esrb-empfehlung ESRB-Recommendation on vulnerabilities in the European commercial real estate sector
The European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) published a recommendation on vulnerabilities in the European commercial real estate sector on 25 January 2023 (ESRB/2022/09). The recommendation is addressed to microprudential and macroprudential supervisory authorities and to the European Commission.
bundesbank-finanzstabilitaetsbericht Bundesbank publishes 2022 Financial Stability Review
The Bundesbank published its annual Financial Stability Review on 24 November 2022. In the review the Bundesbank explains vulnerabilities in the German financial system and highlights risks to its stability.
ccyb-indikatoren New indicators for setting the CCyB rate (Q2-2022)
The time series for the indicators used to set the CCyB have been updated. The time series are now available for Q2 2022.
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 …
Public Finances German Draft Budgetary Plan 2023
Germany’s 2023 draft budgetary plan presents the fiscal projections for the budgets of the Federation, Länder, local authorities and social security funds (including their off-budget entities) on the basis of current trends and planning.