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  1. 23 March 2020

    Large-scale fed­er­al as­sis­tance to pro­tect busi­ness­es and jobs

    German government activates the Economic Stabilisation Fund

  2. 23 March 2020

    Fed­er­al gov­ern­ment takes large-scale mea­sures to tack­le cri­sis fall­out

    German government adopts supplementary budget for 2020

  3. 23 March 2020

    Ad­di­tion­al KfW Spe­cial Pro­gramme 2020 for the econ­o­my to be launched to­day

    Businesses will be provided with additional support and may submit applications as of now. KfW will assume up to 90 per cent of the risks and cut interest rates.

  4. 23 March 2020

    Ger­man gov­ern­ment an­nounces €50 bil­lion in emer­gen­cy aid for small busi­ness­es

    Finance Minister Olaf Scholz and Economic Affairs Minister Peter Altmaier today unveiled a comprehensive package of additional measures, including up to €50 billion for small businesses, self-employed individuals, and members of the liberal professions.

  5. 29 January 2020

    Ger­man cab­i­net adopts leg­is­la­tion on phas­ing out coal

    The German cabinet today adopted the Act on the Reduction and Termination of Coal-Fired Electricity Generation and Amending Further Acts (Gesetz zur Reduzierung und zur Beendigung der Kohleverstromung und zur Änderung weiterer Gesetze).

  6. 14 November 2019

    Cab­i­net ap­proves near-com­plete abo­li­tion of sol­i­dar­i­ty sur­charge

    On Wednesday, the federal cabinet approved draft legislation to reduce the solidarity surcharge. If the bill is passed, the surcharge will, starting in 2021, be completely eliminated for around 90% of those who currently pay it. For a further 6.5% of taxpayers, the surcharge will be reduced. As a result, 96.5% of today’s surcharge payers will be better off.

  7. 30 October 2019

    Re­sults of the 156th meet­ing of the Work­ing Par­ty on Tax Rev­enue Es­ti­mates

    The Federation, Länder and local authorities can continue to expect higher tax revenues in the coming years. According to current tax estimates, tax revenues will rise from €796.4bn in 2019 to around €935.0bn in 2024. The trend will be somewhat better for the Länder and local authorities than for the Federation, however. Overall, the Working Party on Tax Revenue Estimates has corrected its revenue expectations slightly downwards.

  8. 16 October 2019

    Clear and so­cial­ly eq­ui­table in­cen­tives for cli­mate-friend­ly be­haviour

    Today the German government adopted draft legislation to implement the Climate Action Programme 2030 in tax law and to amend the Aviation Tax Act.

  9. 9 October 2019

    New re­port­ing obli­ga­tion will cre­ate greater fair­ness in tax­a­tion

    The federal cabinet today approved the draft Act Introducing a Reporting Obligation for Cross-Border Tax Arrangements.

  10. 2 October 2019

    Sound fi­nanc­ing for ef­fec­tive and so­cial­ly eq­ui­table cli­mate ac­tion

    Today the federal cabinet has approved the draft supplementary federal budget for 2020 and the draft budget for the Energy and Climate Fund for 2020. Today’s decision has created the budgetary conditions for rapid implementation of the Climate Action Programme agreed by the German government on 25 September 2019.