Public Finances 27th Subsidy Report 2017–2020
The German government’s work is based on transparency and facts. In line with this approach, the Finance Ministry presented the government’s 27th Subsidy Report to the federal cabinet on 6 November 2019. Climate action is an important priority for government subsidies, with the majority of federal financial assistance going to environmental and climate-related measures. Other current funding …
This brochure provides a chronological overview of the compensation and restitution measures that have been adopted by Germany from the end of the Second World War up to the year 2020. Many of the measures listed are accompanied by a brief description. Sources are also provided in order to facilitate more in-depth research.
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The April edition of the monthly report takes a look at the Tax Act Relating to Brexit which entered into force on 29 March 2019. With the law, the Finance Ministry has taken measures at an early stage to prepare for all conceivable Brexit scenarios. Another article with an international dimension concerns the simplified tax assessment procedure for pensioners living outside Germany who receive …
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The August edition of the Finance Ministry’s monthly report highlights three issues that hold significance for international fiscal policy. These include: an international comparison of key types of taxes, an analysis of the International Monetary Fund’s Article IV consultations with Germany this year, and an explanation of the structuring of the European capital markets union.
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The last monthly report of 2018 looks back on ten years of “Partnership Deutschland” (PD), the only public consulting company that operates Germany-wide and at all levels of government. PD advises the public sector on projects for innovative, sustainable infrastructure and for the modernisation of administrative processes. The December issue also reports on an interdisciplinary conference on the …
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The December edition of the ministry’s monthly report is now online. Every month we publish selected extracts from our monthly report in English. These extracts feature current data and information on federal budget trends, tax revenue, debt levels and guarantees, as well as key dates on the fiscal and economic policy agenda. The monthly report also includes interesting articles on topics within …
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In addition to key figures on economic and fiscal conditions in Germany, the February issue of the monthly report contains an article on the German government’s Annual Economic Report. Entitled “Strengthening the social market economy – leveraging potential for growth, boosting competitiveness”, the report was adopted by the federal cabinet on 30 January 2019. The February monthly report …
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.
Public Finances G7: Think Ahead. Act Together.
Finance Ministry brochure about the issues for the G7 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Dresden: growth for present and future generations, well-functioning financial markets and enhancing cooperation in tax matters.
Public Finances German Draft Budgetary Plan 2020
On 15 October 2019, the German Finance Ministry submitted Germany’s 2020 draft budgetary plan to the European Commission. The 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). The projections are based on current trends and planning, such as the draft 2020 federal …