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Taxation

The Min­istry fo­cuss­es on is­sues of na­tion­al and in­ter­na­tion­al tax pol­i­cy and is re­spon­si­ble for na­tion­al tax leg­is­la­tion. In ad­di­tion, the Min­istry is re­spon­si­ble for ne­go­ti­at­ing in­ter­na­tion­al agree­ments.

steuerfairness Global minimum tax

For years now, the German government has been a leading advocate for international corporate tax reform. Major international corporations that do business and make profits in Germany should pay taxes here just like local small and medium-sized businesses do. For this reason, the introduction of a global minimum corporate tax rate is a matter of fair taxation.

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Taxation What are taxes and what are they used for?

Taxes are the state’s most important source of revenue. The state uses the money to pay for things that are in the public interest. But who decides how much we have to pay in taxes? And why are there so many different kinds of taxes? This brochure provides answers to these and other important questions relating to taxes.

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