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  1. 21 October 2019

    Overview of fed­er­al bud­getary and fi­nan­cial da­ta up to and in­clud­ing Septem­ber 2019

    The October edition of the ministry’s monthly report is now online. Every month we publish selected extracts from our monthly report in English. These extracts feature current data and information on federal budget trends, tax revenue, debt levels and guarantees, as well as key dates on the fiscal and economic policy agenda. The monthly report also includes interesting articles on topics within the Finance Ministry’s remit, a selection of which are translated into English each month.

  2. 20 September 2019

    Overview of fed­er­al bud­getary and fi­nan­cial da­ta up to and in­clud­ing Au­gust 2019

    The September edition of the ministry’s monthly report is now online. Every month we publish selected extracts from our monthly report in English. These extracts feature current data and information on federal budget trends, tax revenue, debt levels and guarantees, as well as key dates on the fiscal and economic policy agenda. The monthly report also includes interesting articles on topics within the Finance Ministry’s remit, a selection of which are translated into English each month.

  3. 22 August 2019

    Overview of fed­er­al bud­getary and fi­nan­cial da­ta up to and in­clud­ing Ju­ly 2019

    The August edition of the Finance Ministry’s monthly report highlights three issues that hold significance for international fiscal policy. These include: an international comparison of key types of taxes, an analysis of the International Monetary Fund’s Article IV consultations with Germany this year, and an explanation of the structuring of the European capital markets union.

  4. 22 July 2019

    Overview of fed­er­al bud­getary and fi­nan­cial da­ta up to and in­clud­ing June 2019

    The July edition of the Finance Ministry’s monthly report includes a focus on property tax reform in Germany. Germany’s property tax – which is levied on buildings and plots of land – needs to be reformed because it is calculated on the basis of real property values that are decades old. The objective of the reform is to make Germany’s property tax simple, socially equitable and compatible with the constitution.

  5. 20 June 2019

    Overview of fed­er­al bud­getary and fi­nan­cial da­ta up to and in­clud­ing May 2019

    The June issue of the monthly report features the bill approved by the German Bundestag on 6 June to combat unlawful employment and benefit fraud. The proposed legislation better shields employees from exploitation by protecting them more effectively against wages that are below the minimum wage and against employers who do not collect social security contributions. Other highlights include insights into the German government’s blockchain strategy and into Germany’s national framework to regulate crypto tokens. These measures aim to unlock the potential of distributed ledger technologies while also preventing misuse.

  6. 20 May 2019

    Overview of fed­er­al bud­getary and fi­nan­cial da­ta up to and in­clud­ing April 2019

    The Finance Ministry’s monthly report for May 2019 features an article that takes a comparative look at social inequality and inclusive growth around the world. The article shows that income inequality has increased in many countries but remains comparatively low and stable in Germany. However, Germany performs less well when it comes to equality of wealth and educational opportunity. For this reason, the German government supports France’s initiative to make the issue of inequality a key priority during its G7 presidency.

  7. 23 April 2019

    Overview of fed­er­al bud­getary and fi­nan­cial da­ta up to and in­clud­ing March 2019

    The April edition of the monthly report takes a look at the Tax Act Relating to Brexit which entered into force on 29 March 2019. With the law, the Finance Ministry has taken measures at an early stage to prepare for all conceivable Brexit scenarios. Another article with an international dimension concerns the simplified tax assessment procedure for pensioners living outside Germany who receive a German pension. The revenue administration has taken targeted and service-oriented action to address the special challenges faced by this group due to language barriers, for example. It plans to adopt further user-friendly measures in this area.

  8. 21 March 2019

    Overview of fed­er­al bud­getary and fi­nan­cial da­ta up to and in­clud­ing Febru­ary 2019

    The March edition of the monthly report takes stock of the first three years of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) being in operation. These years have seen the world’s newest multilateral bank reach important milestones in its development. This edition of the monthly report also asks whether the regulatory measures implemented since the global financial crisis have made the financial sector more resilient to crisis. To find out more, the German Finance Ministry commissioned an independent study.

  9. 21 February 2019

    Overview of fed­er­al bud­getary and fi­nan­cial da­ta up to and in­clud­ing Jan­uary 2019

    In addition to key figures on economic and fiscal conditions in Germany, the February issue of the monthly report contains an article on the German government’s Annual Economic Report. Entitled “Strengthening the social market economy – leveraging potential for growth, boosting competitiveness”, the report was adopted by the federal cabinet on 30 January 2019. The February monthly report presents extracts from the sections on budget and tax policy as well as European and financial market policy.

  10. 31 January 2019

    Overview of fed­er­al bud­getary and fi­nan­cial da­ta up to and in­clud­ing De­cem­ber 2018

    The first issue of the monthly report in 2019 focuses on the provisional closure of the federal budget for 2018. All the key figures can be found (in English) in the press release and the charts that come with it. This issue also examines the potential impact, in terms of customs provisions, of a no-deal Brexit – a possibility for which the German government and customs administration are making careful preparations. Another article looks back on the Fiscal Policy Seminar, an international conference organised and hosted by the German Finance Ministry in December 2018. The Seminar is scheduled to take place again in 2019.

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