Trans­lat­ed ex­tracts from the month­ly re­port

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.

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  1. 22 November 2018

    November 2018 monthly report

    The monthly report includes interesting articles on topics within the Finance Ministry’s remit, a selection of which are translated into English each month. The November edition features an overview of KfW Capital, the new KfW Banking Group subsidiary. Its investments in venture capital funds will benefit young, innovative companies across all sectors.

  2. 22 October 2018

    October 2018 monthly report

    The Finance Ministry’s position on the reorientation of the EU budget is the focus of the October 2018 monthly report. The ongoing negotiations on the 2021–2027 multiannual financial framework are particularly challenging as a result of Brexit. Another article focuses on Germany’s efforts to combat VAT fraud, which is also an area where European cooperation plays a huge role.

  3. 20 September 2018

    September 2018 monthly report

    The September 2018 edition of the monthly report focuses on two major European issues: the European Semester and the successful conclusion of Greece’s adjustment programme (available only in German). Other articles take a look at Germany-specific matters, such as German legislation giving all consumers the right to a basic payment account, which was introduced in 2016 in line with EU law. There is also a report on the activities of the German tax investigation service, including statistics on the prosecution of tax offences in 2017.

  4. 20 August 2018

    August 2018 monthly report

    The August edition of the Finance Ministry’s monthly report offers an insight into current Franco-German cooperation, not only at the government level, but also at the working level of the two finance ministries. We also report on the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’s third annual meeting, which was held in Mumbai, and present a successful example of digital innovation in the form of Germany's "E-Bilanz" system, which allows companies to send their data electronically to tax authorities. As always, the monthly report also includes the latest key figures relating to fiscal policy.

  5. 20 July 2018

    July 2018 monthly report

    The July 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, and an explanation of the expenditure benchmark that forms part of the European budgetary surveillance process. The report also continues the series of recent articles examining the history of the German revenue administration during the Second World War.