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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.

Elec­tric­i­ty Du­ty Act (Strom­s­teuerge­setz)

The Electricity Duty Act (Stromsteuergesetz) sets out the legal provisions on the duty charged on electricity in Germany. The Act was introduced as part of the Ecological Tax Reform, which was initiated in 1999.

En­er­gy Du­ty Act (En­ergi­es­teuerge­setz)1

The Energy Duty Act (Energiesteuergesetz) sets out the legal provisions for the duty charged on various forms of energy in Germany. The Act implements the EU Council Directive on the taxation of energy products and electricity (Council Directive 2003/96/EC).

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

Fed­er­al Court of Au­di­tors Act (Bun­desrech­nung­shofge­setz)

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

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

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