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Germany News - Business, Taxation & Offshore

Germany Counts Cost Of Securities Tax Refund Scandal

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

A recent report claims that Germany has lost almost EUR32bn in tax revenue from taxpayers claiming multiple tax refunds on securities transactions, through an arrangement which has since been outlawed by parliament.Read Full Story


German Court Strikes Down Nuclear Tax

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Friday, June 9, 2017

A German court has ruled that Germany's tax on the generation of nuclear power is unconstitutional, opening the way for energy companies to claim billions of euros in refunds from the government.Read Full Story



New EU Agency To Pursue VAT Fraudsters

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Friday, June 9, 2017

Twenty EU member states have reached a deal on the establishment of a new European Public Prosecutor's Office that will have the power to investigate and prosecute criminal cases affecting the EU budget. Read Full Story


Canada To Amend DTAs With Germany, Switzerland

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Thursday, June 8, 2017

The Canadian Government has announced its intention to update its double tax agreements with Germany and Switzerland. Read Full Story



Firms In High-Tax EU States Support Single EU-Wide Rate

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Monday, May 29, 2017

Most European businesses (53 percent) support the creation of a single EU-wide corporate tax rate, according to a survey by Grant Thornton.Read Full Story


Germany, France Talk Tax Harmonization

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

France and Germany may revive a plan to harmonize their corporate tax systems as they begin to explore ways to push deeper integration in the European Union.Read Full Story