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Protection against the loss of tax revenues caused by cross-border arrangements

The different tax treatment of a situation in two disparate states can lead to the creation of structures that induce undertaxation. In 2021 already, […]


Changes related to electricity tax relief from 2024

Through the 2024 German Budget Financing Act, which came into force on 1.1.2024, lawmakers approved changes related to the electricity tax and […]


Real estate tax – Subsequent determination of assessed value and updating the value

Real estate owners had until 31.1.2023 to submit a real estate tax return as at the date of the main assessment of 1.2.2022. The reassessed real […]


Tax-neutral transfers between affiliated partnerships

Section 6(5) sentence 3 of the Income Tax Act (Einkommenssteuergesetz, EStG) legally specifies that in the case of the transfer of an asset between […]


Measuring goodwill in times of inflation and a turnaround in interest rates

Against a background of persistent inflation and higher interest rates, the question of the real value of the goodwill on a balance sheet has gained […]


Employee shares – Changes due to the German Future Financing Act

Many employers try to create motivation and retention incentives for employees via attractive remuneration packages that go beyond traditional salary […]


Dismissal on the grounds of time fraud is possible even after unlawful data evaluation

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) specifies, among other things, how video surveillance has to be run. In particular, it stipulates for […]


Determination of profit – Requirements for the recognition of deferred income

The Federal Fiscal Court (Bundesfinanzhof, BFH) recently considered the criteria for creating a deferred income item for period-related services.


Moving house for a better home office – Relocation costs could be tax deductible

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many professionals with small homes realised that as a result of working from home they suddenly had a need for […]


Discounting a purchase price paid in instalments – Interest and income from capital assets

When an item that forms part of private assets is sold and the claim for payment of the purchase price is deferred for the long term – i.e. longer […]

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