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Ukraine War – Tax treatment of the support measures

In a circular of 17.3.2022, the Federal Ministry of Finance (Bundesministerium der Finanzen, BMF) instructed the fiscal administration on how to deal […]


Another relief package from Germany’s governing coalition

In a previous issue, we reported on the relief package introduced by Germany’s governing coalition, on 23.2.2022, in view of rising energy costs and […]


Pension contributions in income tax returns

In the coalition agreement as well as in interviews with Finance Minister Lindner, recently, the message has consistently been that, as of 2023, […]


Accounting implications of the war in Ukraine

The war in Ukraine and the massive sanctions against Russia will have a severe impact on the global economy. The question that arises here is if and […]


On the pathway to sustainability reporting – Part I: Current regulatory initiatives at the EU level will be implemented shortly

The EU Commission’s current proposal for a Directive has fleshed out sustainability reporting by 2023 with standards and extended the scope of […]


(Special) termination rights of energy providers – Pre-conditions and contestation options

In view of the war in Ukraine and the tense situation on the energy markets, currently, some providers in the electricity and gas segments are […]


Construction costs or maintenance expenses for property that is rented out?

During periods of low interest rates and inflation, property is a sought-after investment. For tax optimisation, the question to be considered is how […]


A pre-study internship that is an admission requirement is not subject to the Minimum Wage Act

These days, many internships have to be paid at the minimum wage, which is making it difficult for some employers to provide internships. In the […]


Threat of penalty payments – Even ‘dormant’ corporations have to file tax returns

The Federal Fiscal Court (Bundesfinanzhof, BFH) recently confirmed that local tax offices can threaten to impose penalties in order to ensure that […]


Is the VAT group regime teetering on the edge?

In two ongoing preliminary ruling proceedings before the ECJ, which were initiated by the Federal Fiscal Court (Bundesfinanzhof, BFH), the opinions of […]

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