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4 October 2022

Tax information for investors

Investing in Germany

Germany is one of the most important locations of choice for international investors. Foreign direct investment boosts growth and employment. Further information is available on the website of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action.

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Foreign Investors Help Desk

The Federal Central Tax Office has a help desk to assist foreign investors. The help desk deals with two main areas:

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1. Contact with foreign investors

As the tax administration’s central contact for foreign investors, the help desk provides services to improve the organisational framework for investors. The help desk operates a bilingual website ( where investors can obtain further information.

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2. Provision of advance rulings

The help desk can provide advance rulings on the treatment, for tax purposes, of precisely defined business matters that have not been implemented yet and where doing so is of special interest in light of the significant tax implications (e.g., it can provide advance rulings for specific investment projects).

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