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Minister and senior leadership

Federal Minister of Finance Olaf Scholz is responsible for all aspects of German fiscal and tax policy and determines the broad outline of budgetary policy. In performing these functions, he is supported by two permanent state secretaries and four permanent state secretaries.

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  • The Min­istry and its sub­or­di­nate au­thor­i­ties

    The Federal Revenue Administration in the narrow sense encompasses the Federal Ministry of Finance as the supreme federal authority, as well as a number of other authorities and agencies.

  • Directorates-General

    The Ministry is comprised of several directorates-general responsible for public finances, taxation, European fiscal policy as well as organisational matters, strategy and communication.

  • Advisory Board

    The Advisory Board (Wissenschaftlicher Beirat) advises the Federal Ministry of Finance by regularly publishing expert opinions and reports on current issues.

  • Events at the Ministry

    The German Ministry of Finance regularly hosts events and exhibitions. To receive invitations, simply register for our event mailing list.

  • History

    The Detlev Rohwedder Building, located in the Wilhelmstraße in Berlin’s historical government quarter, has been the head office of the German Finance Ministry since 1999.

  • Visitors' Service

    The visitors’ service welcomes groups who are interested in the ministry’s work. Visitors have the opportunity to talk directly to ministry staff and learn more about the ministry’s tasks, working methods and goals.

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