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New option model for partnerships – Part I: System change upon exercising this option

The Act on the Modernisation of Corporation Tax Law (Gesetz zur Modernisierung der Körperschaftsteuer, KöMoG) is likely to become applicable as of […]


Simplification of tax rules for many taxpayers

A tax amendment act that came into force on 9.6.2021 will make life simpler for many taxpayers and provide improved possibilities for deductions.


Private usage of electric and hybrid vehicles

Propulsion technology is getting better and traditional concepts in this respect are being left behind and so, currently, the tax treatment of motor […]


‘Leave to stay’ or baby leave, sick leave and care leave for business executives (m/f/x)

Draft legislation to “Supplement and Amend the Regulations for the Equal Participation of Women in Leadership Positions in both the Private and Public […]


New notification obligations – The transparency register has become a comprehensive register

The Transparency Register and Financial Information Act (Transparenz- und Informationsgesetz, TraFinG), which was passed at the end June, came into […]


Interest of 6% on tax arrears and tax refunds is unconstitutional

Interest becomes due on tax arrears and tax refunds if 15 months after the end of the calendar year in which the tax liability arose the tax has not […]


Business hospitality expenses – New requirements from the Federal Ministry of Finance

In the Federal Ministry of Finance’s circular, of 30.6.2021, the fiscal authority took into account the developments in digitalisation in the area of […]


Out-of-court restructuring facilitated by the Business Stabilisation and Restructuring Act

The Act on the Stabilisation and Restructuring Framework for Enterprises (Gesetz über den Stabilisierungs- und Restrukturierungsrahmen für […]


Plans for the reform of tax legislation in the USA

Shortly after his inauguration, on 20.1.2021, the new President, Joe Biden, started reversing many of his predecessor’s decisions and providing new […]


Withholding capital gains tax – Plans to simplify procedures

On 20.1.2021, the German Federal Cabinet adopted the draft bill on the Modernisation of Withholding Tax Relief and the Certification of Capital Gains […]

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