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Laws in English

This section contains a selection of German laws translated into English. Please note that the translations are intended solely as a convenience and that the translations may not be updated at the same time as the German laws.

Act on Taxation-Related Provisions concerning the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union (Tax Act relating to Brexit)

The Act on Taxation-Related Provisions concerning the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union (Brexit-Steuerbegleitgesetz, Tax Act relating to Brexit) contains provisions within the Federal Finance Ministry’s area of responsibility that are necessary in connection with the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union.

Sanctions Distribution Act (ESM-Finanzierungsgesetz)

Act Governing the Domestic Distribution of Sanctions Imposed to Ensure Budgetary Discipline in the European Union (Sanctions Distribution Act)
Date of signature: 5 September 2006

Article 115 Act (Artikel 115-Gesetz)

Act on the Implementation of Article 115 of the Basic Law
Date of signature: 10 August 2009

Article 115 Ordinance (Artikel 115-Verordnung)

Ordinance on the Procedure for Determining the Cyclical Component under Section 5 of the Article 115 Act
Date of signature: 9 June 2010

Budgetary Principles Act (Haushaltsgrundsätzegesetz)

Budgetary Principles Act of 19 August 1969 (Federal Law Gazette I, p. 1273), last amended by Article 1 of the Act of 15 July 2013 (Federal Law Gazette I, p. 2398)
Date of signature: 19 August 1969

Consolidation Assistance Act (Konsolidierungshilfengesetz)

Act on the Granting of Consolidation Assistance (Consolidation Assistance Act)
Date of signature: 10 August 2009

ESM Financing Act (ESM-Finanzierungsgesetz)

Act on Financial Participation in the European Stability Mechanism
Date of Signature: 13 September 2012

Federal Budget Code (Bundeshaushaltsordnung)

Date of signature: 19 August 1969

Federal Court of Auditors Act (Bundesrechnungshofgesetz)

Act on the Federal Court of Auditors (Federal Court of Auditors Act)
Date of signature: 11 July 1985

Financial Account Information Exchange Act (Finanzkonteninformationsaustauschgesetz - FKAustG)

Act on the Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information in Tax Matters (Financial Account Information Exchange Act)
Date of signature: 21 December 2015

Stabilisation Mechanism Act (Stabilisierungsmechanismusgesetz)

Act on the Assumption of Guarantees within the Framework of a European Stabilisation Mechanism (Stabilisation Mechanism Act – StabMechG)
Date of signature: 22 May 2010

Stability Council Act (Stabilitätsratsgesetz)

Act on the Establishment of a Stability Council and on the Avoidance of Budgetary Emergencies (Stability Council Act)
Date of signature: 10 August 2009

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