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Major changes to international tax law as of 1.1.2024

The Federal Ministry of Finance (Bundesministerium der Finanzen, BMF) published a draft omnibus act (Artikelgesetz) through which tax regulations that […]


Taxation in Germany of remuneration from abroad

If an employee residing in Germany works abroad then the question that arises is if and to what extent the income can also be taxed in Germany. Even […]


Where would a financial settlement be taxed following a move to a foreign country?

When a move to a foreign country follows the termination of an employment relationship a question that arises is which of the two countries will have […]


Per country limitation when claiming foreign tax credit

Under German tax law, the crediting of foreign taxes against German corporation tax constitutes one of the standard methods for avoiding double […]


How high inflation impacts financial reporting according to HGB and IFRS

In 2022, inflation accelerated markedly around the world. In view of the large number of significant consequences for businesses and consumers, the […]


Recognition of an agreement as an invoice – Current ECJ requirements

The ECJ has expressed its view on the question of whether or not an agreement may be regarded as an invoice and the criteria that would have to be […]


The taxation of a financial settlement when an employee in Germany moves abroad

When an employee commences a new job abroad and has thus given up a previous job in Germany and receives payment of a financial settlement, the […]


European tax law – When does a business owner have a fixed establishment?

A matter that is often disputed with fiscal authorities is the question of the circumstances under which a German parent company would create another […]


Measures to provide relief for employees in France

In France, the lawmakers have likewise adopted a number of legal provisions in order to compensate for inflation and higher energy prices. These […]


Reporting in accordance with the German Foreign Trade and Payments Ordinance – A frequently unknown and underestimated pitfall that could result in fines

In Germany, everyone can make payments to foreigners or receive payments from abroad without any restrictions or official authorisation. Nevertheless, […]


A further cut in the rate for French corporation tax for 2022

A corporation tax rate of 25% will apply to all com­panies in France for 2022. This year’s cut thus con­cludes the gradual reduction in the […]


New option model for partnerships – Part IV – The option under Section 1a of the ‘KöMoG’ in the light of international tax law

In the previous reports in our series of detailed explanations of the German Act on the Modernisation of Corporation Tax Law (KöMoG) we provided […]


Intra-group loans – national and international

When setting up subsidiary companies the question that always arises is whether it makes more sense to have funding in the form of equity capital or […]

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