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Doing business in Germany overview on taxation

  • Squire Sanders
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  • Germany
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  • March 20 2014

Generally, taxes are administered and enforced by the relevant local tax office. These local tax offices administer, in particular, the income tax to

Is there a better way to structure employee stock options in Germany?

  • Squire Sanders
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  • Germany
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  • February 23 2014

In common with many countries, Germany generally taxes an employee stock option at the time the option is exercised, rather than at the time it is

Overview on German VAT

  • Squire Sanders
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  • Germany
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  • February 4 2014

In contrast to personal taxes (e.g. Income tax), German Value Added Tax (“VAT”) is a tax on transactions. VAT is a sales tax which is levied at all

Overview on German VAT

  • Squire Sanders
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  • Germany
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  • April 29 2013

In contrast to personal taxes, German Value Added Tax (VAT) is a tax on transactions. VAT is a sales tax which is levied at all levels

Doing business in Germany: overview on taxation

  • Squire Sanders
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  • Germany
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  • February 21 2013

Generally, taxes are administered and enforced by the relevant local tax office. These local tax offices administer, in particular, the income tax to

Selected new taxes and rate increases ahead

  • Squire Sanders
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  • Germany
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  • February 2 2011

As in many other countries, Germany's federal and state administrations are looking to increase their internal revenues to recover the shortfall resulting from the financial crisis

Selected new taxes and rate increases ahead

  • Squire Sanders
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  • Germany
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  • October 5 2010

As in many other countries, Germany's federal and state administrations are looking to increase their internal revenues to recover the shortfall resulting from the financial crisis

Proposed amendment to the German Insolvency Code tax claims as preferred insolvency claims

  • Squire Sanders
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  • Germany
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  • July 9 2010

As part of the German government's costs savings package, a change in the German Insolvency Code may be implemented which will grant to the German fiscal authorities a preferred creditor status

Does the sale of non-performing loans (NPLs) trigger VAT?

  • Squire Sanders
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  • Germany
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  • April 9 2010

This question is being discussed (again) in Germany following a recent decision by the German Federal Fiscal Court (BFH) inquiring with the European Court of Justice (ECJ) about certain aspects of the interpretation of the European Directive 77388EWG on the harmonization of laws of the Member States relating to turnover taxes (the VAT directive

Low taxes on German real property investments

  • Squire Sanders
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  • Germany
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  • October 14 2009

Word is spreading that Germany is no longer a high tax jurisdiction