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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.
Public finances Federal government and Länder support flood-hit regions
Germany’s federal cabinet today adopted a draft text proposed by the Finance Ministry and the Interior Ministry for the establishment of a special flood relief fund and amending other laws (2021 Reconstruction Aid Act (Aufbauhilfegesetz 2021)). In this way, the federal government is continuing its committed assistance aimed at supporting the German regions particularly affected by flooding and …
Climate action German government’s future-oriented subsidy policy
Das Bundeskabinett hat heute den Bericht der Bundesregierung über die Entwicklung der Finanzhilfen des Bundes und der Steuervergünstigungen für die Jahre 2019 bis 2022 beschlossen. Der 28. Subventionsbericht macht deutlich: Die Subventionspolitik ist zentraler Bestandteil der zukunftsorientierten Finanzpolitik der Bundesregierung. Durch eine klare inhaltliche Schwerpunktsetzung geben die …
Public finances German government adopts extensive assistance package for regions affected by floods
Germany’s federal cabinet today approved financial support measures to provide immediate and unbureaucratic assistance to regions affected by recent floods. The federal government will provide an initial €200m to cover half of the costs of immediate assistance measures launched by the Länder. In addition, it will contribute financially to a comprehensive recovery programme.
Public finances Emerging from the crisis with sound fiscal policy and optimism
The federal cabinet today adopted the government draft for the 2022 federal budget and the fiscal plan to 2025. The German government is continuing to pursue a decisive fiscal policy that includes large-scale assistance measures and record investment levels. In addition, the numbers show that the federal government is in good fiscal shape. Germany’s debt ratio is far lower than projected and …
taxation Tax data from Dubai now going to the Länder
At the Federal Ministry of Finance’s behest, the Federal Central Tax Office (Bundeszentralamt für Steuern) has purchased data for the purpose of detecting international tax crimes. This is the first time that the Federal Central Tax Office has independently purchased data that will have a material impact on the taxation process.
taxation Scholz: “We’re taking action to eliminate tax havens”
The German cabinet adopted the draft Defence against Tax Havens Act on 31 March 2021. With the new law, the German government is taking action against tax evasion, tax avoidance and unfair tax competition from tax havens.
taxation Tobacco Duty Modernisation Act adopted
The German cabinet adopted the draft Tobacco Duty Modernisation Act on 24 March 2021. With this legislation, the German government is adjusting tobacco duty rates and responding to changes in the tobacco market and in consumer behaviour. The new law also serves to improve public health and protect minors.
taxation Scholz to boost the competitiveness of family businesses
The federal cabinet adopted the draft Act Updating Corporate Tax Law (Gesetz zur Modernisierung des Körperschaftsteuerrechts) on 24 March 2021. With this bill, the German federal government is improving the tax framework especially for small and medium-sized partnerships and family businesses. In addition, it makes German corporate tax law better suited for international business in a globalised …