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 …
Public finances A budget policy with clear priorities
On 26 June 2019, Germany’s federal cabinet adopted the government draft for the 2020 federal budget and the financial plan to 2023. The German government is focusing on the right areas to ensure that Germany can look forward to a successful future.
Coronavirus A protective shield for employees and companies
On 13 March 2020, Germany’s Finance Ministry and Economic Affairs Ministry jointly unveiled an assistance programme and tax policy measures totalling billions of euros. The two ministries agreed on an extensive package of measures to protect jobs and to protect businesses of all sizes in all sectors. The aim is to ensure that Germany’s health care system and economy are financially equipped to …
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.
Public Finances Act to Promote Economic Stability and Growth (Gesetz zur Förderung der Stabilität und des Wachstums der Wirtschaft)
Date of signature: 8 June 1967
monthly_report_download April 2019 monthly report
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 …
Public Finances Article 115 Act (Artikel 115-Gesetz)
Act on the Implementation of Article 115 of the Basic Law
Date of signature: 10 August 2009
Public Finances Article 115 Ordinance (Artikel 115-Verordnung)
Ordinance on the Procedure for Determining the Cyclical Component under Section 5 of the Article 115 Act
Date of signature: 9 June 2010
monthly_report_download August 2019 monthly report
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.
Public Finances Budgetary Principles Act (Haushaltsgrundsätzegesetz)
Budgetary Principles Act of 19 August 1969 (Federal Law Gazette I, p. 1273), last amended by Article 1 of the Act of 15 July 2013 (Federal Law Gazette I, p. 2398)
Date of signature: 19 August 1969