Directorate-General L: Senior political staff
Help us improve our website!
By clicking on “Agree”, you enable us to gather statistical information that will help us better understand how visitors use our website.
This is done ✓ anonymously and without collecting personal data, ✓ without cookies, ✓ on servers in Germany ✓ and without any data being transmitted to third parties.
You are here:
An overview of the Ministry’s directorates-general: taxes, EU finances, strategy, communications, and more.
In addition, Directorate-General Z manages IT operations in the Ministry and the federal revenue administration. It is responsible for supervising the German government’s central IT service provider, ITZBund. Other IT areas are also becoming increasingly important for the entire federal revenue administration, such as IT strategy development, portfolio management and innovation management (including the use of AI).
Other important tasks carried out by Directorate-General Z include the coordination of major strategic projects (e.g. the consolidation of federal IT operations), cooperating with other federal ministries and developing strategies.
Its key tasks include monitoring digital financial technologies, combating illegal financial flows and helping to design financial sanctions. Directorate-General VII oversees key government-owned institutions including the Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (Germany's development bank) and the Federal Agency for Financial Market Stabilisation. It also supervises the German Finance Agency, which means that its remit also covers Germany’s debt management system.