Seven ways to pay less tax in Germany
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Seven ways to pay less tax in Germany

Doing your tax return in Germany can be a famously complex process. The tax authorities don't always make things easy for English speakers either. Here, a tax expert helps you understand exactly what you can claim in order to lower your tax bill.

German court rules high interest on tax repayments ‘unlawful’

German court rules high interest on tax repayments ‘unlawful’

EXPLAINED: How to pay Germany’s TV tax, or (legally) avoid it
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EXPLAINED: How to pay Germany’s TV tax, or (legally) avoid it

EXPLAINED: The rules and deadlines for filing German taxes in 2021
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EXPLAINED: The rules and deadlines for filing German taxes in 2021

German tax deadline extended due to Covid pandemic

German tax deadline extended due to Covid pandemic

EXPLAINED: How Germany’s ‘small business’ rule could affect your tax returns
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EXPLAINED: How Germany’s ‘small business’ rule could affect your tax returns

The tax terms that every expat in Germany needs to know
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The tax terms that every expat in Germany needs to know

Five simple steps to getting your German tax refund
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Five simple steps to getting your German tax refund

Why people on ‘Kurzarbeit’ in Germany need to prepare for a tax surprise
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Why people on ‘Kurzarbeit’ in Germany need to prepare for a tax surprise

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Germany considers tax advantages for working from home

Merkel warns of bumpy economy in 2010

Merkel warns of bumpy economy in 2010

Industry leaders support Merkel’s tax cuts

Industry leaders support Merkel’s tax cuts

Economic experts blast tax cut plans

Economic experts blast tax cut plans

Germans lose faith in politics

Germans lose faith in politics

FDP speaks out against bank bonus tax

FDP speaks out against bank bonus tax

Bundesrat backs Merkel’s tax-relief package

Bundesrat backs Merkel’s tax-relief package

Germans back tax on bankers’ bonuses

Germans back tax on bankers’ bonuses

Broadcasting fees spark coalition rift

Broadcasting fees spark coalition rift

Deutsche Bank’s Ackermann says banks to follow G20 on bonuses

Deutsche Bank’s Ackermann says banks to follow G20 on bonuses

Health insurance experts warn of extra fees to come

Health insurance experts warn of extra fees to come

Merkel calls taxing bankers’ bonuses a ‘charming’ idea

Merkel calls taxing bankers’ bonuses a ‘charming’ idea

Lower Saxony gives in to Merkel’s tax cuts

Lower Saxony gives in to Merkel’s tax cuts

Critics say Merkel’s tax cuts for hotels could stimulate sex trade

Critics say Merkel’s tax cuts for hotels could stimulate sex trade

States mutiny against Merkel’s tax cut bill

States mutiny against Merkel’s tax cut bill

Court rules ‘reunification tax’ unconstitutional

Court rules ‘reunification tax’ unconstitutional

Economists slam Merkel’s tax relief plans

Economists slam Merkel’s tax relief plans

Coalition bickers over tax reform promises

Coalition bickers over tax reform promises

Demand for tax cuts in Germany grows after record budget surplus

Demand for tax cuts in Germany grows after record budget surplus

Why taxes on pensioners in Germany have risen up to 500 percent since 2010

Why taxes on pensioners in Germany have risen up to 500 percent since 2010

Number of flight passengers in Germany increases despite ‘Fridays for Future’

Number of flight passengers in Germany increases despite ‘Fridays for Future’

Could cheap flights in Germany receive a ‘penalty tax’?

Could cheap flights in Germany receive a ‘penalty tax’?

German prosecutors raid Porsche in corruption probe

German prosecutors raid Porsche in corruption probe

Could Americans in Germany soon get relief from filing double taxes?
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Could Americans in Germany soon get relief from filing double taxes?

German police make nationwide raids over tax fraud

German police make nationwide raids over tax fraud

Everything that changes in April 2019 in Germany
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Everything that changes in April 2019 in Germany

‘Fat years are over’, Germany’s Scholz says on tax intake

‘Fat years are over’, Germany’s Scholz says on tax intake

Why pressure is growing on German government to cut your taxes

Why pressure is growing on German government to cut your taxes

10 steps to purchasing your perfect property in Germany
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10 steps to purchasing your perfect property in Germany

Buying property as an investment in Germany: Taxes and tenant rights
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Buying property as an investment in Germany: Taxes and tenant rights

Who is obliged to file a tax return in Germany and who isn’t?
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Who is obliged to file a tax return in Germany and who isn’t?

Six questions before buying property in Germany
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Six questions before buying property in Germany

Multi-billion euro tax recalculation spells good news for middle-income earners

Multi-billion euro tax recalculation spells good news for middle-income earners

German tax return: Know your tax deductible expenses
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German tax return: Know your tax deductible expenses

Germany should take drinking tips from Scotland, experts insist

Germany should take drinking tips from Scotland, experts insist

Everything that changes in Germany in May 2018
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Everything that changes in Germany in May 2018

What’s next for Americans who are behind on their taxes?
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What’s next for Americans who are behind on their taxes?

What you need to know about filing taxes as an American in Germany
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What you need to know about filing taxes as an American in Germany

German investigators pay €5 million for Panama Papers to hunt global tax criminals

German investigators pay €5 million for Panama Papers to hunt global tax criminals

Germany lost €32 billion to bankers in ‘biggest ever tax scandal’: report

Germany lost €32 billion to bankers in ‘biggest ever tax scandal’: report

Taxes in Germany – how to get more money back on your return
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Taxes in Germany – how to get more money back on your return

Merkel rejects tax cuts, despite ‘record’ €54 billion surplus

Merkel rejects tax cuts, despite ‘record’ €54 billion surplus

‘The greed of the German state has become almost kleptocratic’

‘The greed of the German state has become almost kleptocratic’

Germany asks Swiss envoy to clarify suspected spy case

Germany asks Swiss envoy to clarify suspected spy case

One in 11 taxpayers fall within Germany’s highest tax bracket

One in 11 taxpayers fall within Germany’s highest tax bracket

Germany has second biggest tax burden worldwide, report shows

Germany has second biggest tax burden worldwide, report shows

Could Brexit turn the UK into a tax haven? Germany’s not worried

Could Brexit turn the UK into a tax haven? Germany’s not worried

US expats: don’t let the IRS put you in a bad mood this tax season
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US expats: don’t let the IRS put you in a bad mood this tax season

US expats: Taxes are due June 15th
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US expats: Taxes are due June 15th

US taxes and FATCA: ‘The time for hiding is over’
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US taxes and FATCA: ‘The time for hiding is over’

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Government to raise child allowance by €20

Cigarette sales drop to lowest numbers yet

Cigarette sales drop to lowest numbers yet

Toll promises being broken: Greens

Toll promises being broken: Greens

Study finds migrants are a €22 billion boon

Study finds migrants are a €22 billion boon

Hoeneß pays tax bill, takes day off prison

Hoeneß pays tax bill, takes day off prison

Income taxes ‘to be cut from 2016’

Income taxes ‘to be cut from 2016’

Finance minister: Taxes could be cut

Finance minister: Taxes could be cut

SPD: Restore 45-percent investment tax

SPD: Restore 45-percent investment tax

CDU to ‘spend more money on roads’

CDU to ‘spend more money on roads’

Tax equality for gay German couples

Tax equality for gay German couples

Tax evasion ‘OK for Joe Normal’ say Germans

Tax evasion ‘OK for Joe Normal’ say Germans

Schäuble: Greens’ tax plan is ‘nonsense’

Schäuble: Greens’ tax plan is ‘nonsense’

Greens pledge to raise tax on rich to almost 50%

Greens pledge to raise tax on rich to almost 50%

Bayern boss Hoeneß steps down – for now

Bayern boss Hoeneß steps down – for now

Wanted: 1,000 German tax collectors

Wanted: 1,000 German tax collectors

German tackles bird deaths with cat tax idea

German tackles bird deaths with cat tax idea

Bayern’s Hoeneß said to hide cash in Swiss bank

Bayern’s Hoeneß said to hide cash in Swiss bank

Germany wants ‘tax FBI’

Germany wants ‘tax FBI’

Tax-haven leak implicates rich Germans

Tax-haven leak implicates rich Germans

Panama ‘tax haven’ for wealthy Germans

Panama ‘tax haven’ for wealthy Germans

Conservatives: We’ll lower taxes too

Conservatives: We’ll lower taxes too

Coalition split over financial transaction tax

Coalition split over financial transaction tax

French more honest taxpayers than Germans

French more honest taxpayers than Germans

Report: EU civil servants make more than Merkel

Report: EU civil servants make more than Merkel

Leftists demand 100 percent tax on the rich

Leftists demand 100 percent tax on the rich

Bill Gates: Finance tax should aid world’s poor

Bill Gates: Finance tax should aid world’s poor

Smoking rules start to stub out the cigs

Smoking rules start to stub out the cigs

Tax payers ‘could save up to €240’ in 2013

Tax payers ‘could save up to €240’ in 2013

What’s new in 2013

What’s new in 2013

Bank washes hands of porn business

Bank washes hands of porn business

Deutsche Bank co-CEO denies tax fraud charges

Deutsche Bank co-CEO denies tax fraud charges

Swiss-German tax deal falls through

Swiss-German tax deal falls through

Deutsche Bank HQ raided in tax fraud probe

Deutsche Bank HQ raided in tax fraud probe

Internet porn king probed for alleged tax fraud

Internet porn king probed for alleged tax fraud

Conservatives reject tax equality for gay couples

Conservatives reject tax equality for gay couples

UBS tax dodger data copied from PC screen

UBS tax dodger data copied from PC screen

HypoVereinsbank raided by police for tax fraud

HypoVereinsbank raided by police for tax fraud

Bundesrat blocks Swiss-German tax deal

Bundesrat blocks Swiss-German tax deal

Quarter of German firms ‘cutting jobs in 2013’

Quarter of German firms ‘cutting jobs in 2013’

Berlin SPD floats ‘fast-food trash tax’

Berlin SPD floats ‘fast-food trash tax’

Truckers ‘should keep a tax toilet log book’

Truckers ‘should keep a tax toilet log book’

Germany to chase tax dodgers in Singapore

Germany to chase tax dodgers in Singapore

Swiss want to tax loot from stolen CDs

Swiss want to tax loot from stolen CDs

German states weigh congestion tax

German states weigh congestion tax

Germany’s rich get richer despite crisis

Germany’s rich get richer despite crisis

Minister wants to ban stolen tax-dodger details

Minister wants to ban stolen tax-dodger details

‘Eating posture’ tax codes to be scrapped

‘Eating posture’ tax codes to be scrapped

Swiss banker arrested for ‘selling German data’

Swiss banker arrested for ‘selling German data’

Guilt-stricken tax evader gives cash back

Guilt-stricken tax evader gives cash back

Minister: gay relationships share ‘conservative values’

Minister: gay relationships share ‘conservative values’

Government slates ‘Robin Hoods’ wealth tax

Government slates ‘Robin Hoods’ wealth tax

German tax revenues up 9 percent on a year ago

German tax revenues up 9 percent on a year ago

Should Germany hit the rich with a wealth tax?

Should Germany hit the rich with a wealth tax?

German economists: make the rich buy bonds

German economists: make the rich buy bonds

Merkel: ‘nein’ to gay equality on tax and kids

Merkel: ‘nein’ to gay equality on tax and kids

Left leader calls for 40k a month income cap

Left leader calls for 40k a month income cap

Court: winning Big Brother is taxable work

Court: winning Big Brother is taxable work

Minister: No transaction tax before election

Minister: No transaction tax before election

Bavarian firms: tax check once in 250 years

Bavarian firms: tax check once in 250 years

Kebab seller gets 3,333 years to pay off tax bill

Kebab seller gets 3,333 years to pay off tax bill

Opposition blocks €6.1 billion tax cut

Opposition blocks €6.1 billion tax cut

Finance Minister OKs three percent inflation

Finance Minister OKs three percent inflation

State premier: Buying tax cheat CDs is legal

State premier: Buying tax cheat CDs is legal

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German sex tax men tackle prostitutes

Swiss bank ‘bans advisers from Germany’

Swiss bank ‘bans advisers from Germany’

Swiss hunt German tax men for ‘spying’

Swiss hunt German tax men for ‘spying’

US airlines fight ‘cash-grab’ ticket tax

US airlines fight ‘cash-grab’ ticket tax

Discount giant Aldi ‘took government subsidies’

Discount giant Aldi ‘took government subsidies’

Finance minister wants soldiers taxed

Finance minister wants soldiers taxed

Germany offers to send tax men to Greece

Germany offers to send tax men to Greece

Should the childless pay more tax?

Should the childless pay more tax?

Germany rakes in record tax income

Germany rakes in record tax income

Bonn calls prostitute ‘sex meter’ a success

Bonn calls prostitute ‘sex meter’ a success

Man can keep €84,600 after tax office error

Man can keep €84,600 after tax office error

France heads for Tobin tax without Germany

France heads for Tobin tax without Germany

Tax shake-up means up to €160 more in 2012

Tax shake-up means up to €160 more in 2012

Six jailed in €300 million tax evasion scheme

Six jailed in €300 million tax evasion scheme

German banks abandon US customers

German banks abandon US customers

Supermodel Auermann fined for tax evasion

Supermodel Auermann fined for tax evasion

Berlin won’t collect tax from WWII victims

Berlin won’t collect tax from WWII victims

Germany to enjoy bumper tax revenue

Germany to enjoy bumper tax revenue

The ins and outs of income tax

The ins and outs of income tax

Businesses fret over delayed electronic income tax system

Businesses fret over delayed electronic income tax system

Coalition agrees to tax cuts in 2013

Coalition agrees to tax cuts in 2013

Greens plan to raise taxes for top earners

Greens plan to raise taxes for top earners

Stolen data to be used to prosecute tax dodgers

Stolen data to be used to prosecute tax dodgers

Germany ready to impose financial transaction tax

Germany ready to impose financial transaction tax

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Top one percent earners pay 25 percent of income tax

Government doubles civil servants’ Christmas bonuses

Government doubles civil servants’ Christmas bonuses

Germany third most attractive for business, says survey

Germany third most attractive for business, says survey

Credit Suisse ends tax probe with €150 mln

Credit Suisse ends tax probe with €150 mln

Merkel’s coalition agrees tax break plan

Merkel’s coalition agrees tax break plan

Rich call for higher taxes

Rich call for higher taxes

Street prostitutes taxed via vending machine

Street prostitutes taxed via vending machine

Eating sausage standing saves taxes

Eating sausage standing saves taxes

Court allows students to offset uni costs from future income taxes

Court allows students to offset uni costs from future income taxes

Swiss banks pay €1.9bn to German taxman

Swiss banks pay €1.9bn to German taxman

Toilet cleaner hid €40,000 in small coins from the taxman

Toilet cleaner hid €40,000 in small coins from the taxman

Tax cuts will be moderate, says Merkel

Tax cuts will be moderate, says Merkel

Greens revive calls for gay marriage

Greens revive calls for gay marriage

FDP threatens to abolish solidarity tax for former East Germany

FDP threatens to abolish solidarity tax for former East Germany

Only half of Germans want tax cuts

Only half of Germans want tax cuts

FDP tax revolt threatens Merkel’s budget

FDP tax revolt threatens Merkel’s budget

Merkel’s cabinet backs budget and tax cuts

Merkel’s cabinet backs budget and tax cuts

Coalition agrees to tax cuts in 2013

Coalition agrees to tax cuts in 2013

Former Merkel advisor’s tax plan unfair, CSU says

Former Merkel advisor’s tax plan unfair, CSU says

Chance of tax cuts dims as squabble goes on

Chance of tax cuts dims as squabble goes on

Conservatives divided over tax cuts

Conservatives divided over tax cuts

Merkel reportedly promises FDP tax cuts

Merkel reportedly promises FDP tax cuts

Violinist calls for tax changes to favour supporting the arts

Violinist calls for tax changes to favour supporting the arts

Insurer deducted €83,000-orgy from taxes

Insurer deducted €83,000-orgy from taxes

Government to pump billions into electric cars

Government to pump billions into electric cars

Germany reportedly mulling e-car subsidies

Germany reportedly mulling e-car subsidies

Industry blasts Merkel’s ‘disorientated’ coalition

Industry blasts Merkel’s ‘disorientated’ coalition

Oliver Kahn fined €125,000 for tax evasion

Oliver Kahn fined €125,000 for tax evasion

Boom pours tax money into treasuries

Boom pours tax money into treasuries

Road tolls canvassed in secret ministry paper

Road tolls canvassed in secret ministry paper

New flight tax pushing passengers to airports abroad

New flight tax pushing passengers to airports abroad

Green energy surcharges too high, report says

Green energy surcharges too high, report says

Rich states push to curb federal redistribution

Rich states push to curb federal redistribution

Capital gains tax revenue plummets

Capital gains tax revenue plummets

Deutsche Bank settles tax fraud case with €420m payment

Deutsche Bank settles tax fraud case with €420m payment

Liechtenstein banks end tax evasion probe with €50 million payout

Liechtenstein banks end tax evasion probe with €50 million payout

Ryanair scales back service over flight tax

Ryanair scales back service over flight tax

Coalition set to cut taxes by €4.5 billion

Coalition set to cut taxes by €4.5 billion

WikiLeaks sponsor in trouble with the taxman

WikiLeaks sponsor in trouble with the taxman

Taxpayer group slams Merkel’s pricey ads thanking Germans

Taxpayer group slams Merkel’s pricey ads thanking Germans

Schäuble faces fresh pressure over tax plans

Schäuble faces fresh pressure over tax plans

No tax cuts, Merkel says

No tax cuts, Merkel says

Merkel rejects EU tax

Merkel rejects EU tax

Germany becomes tax haven for the Swiss

Germany becomes tax haven for the Swiss

Schäuble’s spokesman quits after public spanking

Schäuble’s spokesman quits after public spanking

Smokers to pay for industry tax breaks

Smokers to pay for industry tax breaks

Cities plan big tax increases to fill empty coffers

Cities plan big tax increases to fill empty coffers

Reunification ‘solidarity tax’ stays for now, high court rules

Reunification ‘solidarity tax’ stays for now, high court rules

Another €2.08 billion pumped into HRE bank

Another €2.08 billion pumped into HRE bank

Tax revenue surges

Tax revenue surges

HRE bonus payments a ‘scandal,’ taxpayers’ group says

HRE bonus payments a ‘scandal,’ taxpayers’ group says

Steinbrück chastises the ‘excesses’ of Germany’s rich

Steinbrück chastises the ‘excesses’ of Germany’s rich

Merkel calls for global financial market tax

Merkel calls for global financial market tax

Secret pact on nuclear deal could fill government coffers

Secret pact on nuclear deal could fill government coffers

Up to €500 million in tax cuts on the way

Up to €500 million in tax cuts on the way

EU warns against German financial transaction tax

EU warns against German financial transaction tax

Ifo’s Sinn: Tolls on all German roadways would reduce traffic

Ifo’s Sinn: Tolls on all German roadways would reduce traffic

Merkel seeks renewable energy contribution from nuclear industry

Merkel seeks renewable energy contribution from nuclear industry

Berlin drafts financial crisis bank tax

Berlin drafts financial crisis bank tax

Opposition to planned nuclear tax grows

Opposition to planned nuclear tax grows

Merkel rejects industry attack on nuclear tax

Merkel rejects industry attack on nuclear tax

Gay couples gain equal inheritance tax standing

Gay couples gain equal inheritance tax standing

CDU plans minor tax reform as growth surges

CDU plans minor tax reform as growth surges

Politicians want car scrapping money back

Politicians want car scrapping money back

Free Democrats pick new fight over airport tax

Free Democrats pick new fight over airport tax

Credit Suisse raided in tax fraud probe

Credit Suisse raided in tax fraud probe

Beleaguered FDP vows to stay the course

Beleaguered FDP vows to stay the course

Windfall raises fresh calls for tax cuts

Windfall raises fresh calls for tax cuts

Germany, Britain and France agree to bank levy

Germany, Britain and France agree to bank levy

Germany to take on less debt than projected

Germany to take on less debt than projected

Top music stars join calls to tax the rich more

Top music stars join calls to tax the rich more

States agree to reform TV licence fees

States agree to reform TV licence fees

Cities desperate as €15-billion budgetary shortfall looms

Cities desperate as €15-billion budgetary shortfall looms

Critics call for end to GEZ television licence fees

Critics call for end to GEZ television licence fees

Schäuble moots hiking ‘solidarity’ tax to help rescue budget

Schäuble moots hiking ‘solidarity’ tax to help rescue budget

Deutsche Bank glitch hits Japanese bourses

Deutsche Bank glitch hits Japanese bourses

Coalition forced to weigh up tax hikes

Coalition forced to weigh up tax hikes

Merkel says major budget cuts on the horizon

Merkel says major budget cuts on the horizon

Municipalities face €15-billion shortfall

Municipalities face €15-billion shortfall

Free Democrats plumb new poll depths

Free Democrats plumb new poll depths

Merkel rules out tax cuts

Merkel rules out tax cuts

Chances grim for FDP’s tax cut proposal

Chances grim for FDP’s tax cut proposal

Customers unable to file taxes amid bank delays

Customers unable to file taxes amid bank delays

Emissions trading tax evasion sparks huge raid

Emissions trading tax evasion sparks huge raid

Swiss mull lawsuit against Germany over bank data

Swiss mull lawsuit against Germany over bank data

FDP tax plan gets broad thumbs up

FDP tax plan gets broad thumbs up

FDP unveils scaled-down tax reform proposal

FDP unveils scaled-down tax reform proposal

Cities beg for federal financial help

Cities beg for federal financial help

Market watchdog Bafin probing UBS unit

Market watchdog Bafin probing UBS unit

Germany backs bank tax for financial crisis fund

Germany backs bank tax for financial crisis fund

Cologne ‘sex tax’ eyed by other cities

Cologne ‘sex tax’ eyed by other cities

Credit Suisse clients and staff face tax probe

Credit Suisse clients and staff face tax probe

North Rhine-Westphalia buys info on tax cheats

North Rhine-Westphalia buys info on tax cheats

Terrified tax dodgers turning themselves in

Terrified tax dodgers turning themselves in

Swiss data to be bought this weekend: report

Swiss data to be bought this weekend: report

Tax dodger scandal could mean €400 million for treasury

Tax dodger scandal could mean €400 million for treasury

Berlin to buy stolen Swiss tax dodger data

Berlin to buy stolen Swiss tax dodger data

Paying for info on tax dodgers is immoral

Paying for info on tax dodgers is immoral

Social parasites with Swiss bank accounts

Social parasites with Swiss bank accounts

Liechtenstein bank owes tax dodger damages, court rules

Liechtenstein bank owes tax dodger damages, court rules

Germany clashes with Switzerland over tax info

Germany clashes with Switzerland over tax info

CDU and FDP consider U-turn on hotel tax

CDU and FDP consider U-turn on hotel tax

Informant offers to sell names of tax dodgers

Informant offers to sell names of tax dodgers

Brüderle raises 2010 growth forecast

Brüderle raises 2010 growth forecast

Higher tobacco taxes push smokers to contraband cigarettes

Higher tobacco taxes push smokers to contraband cigarettes

FDP dismisses donation accusations

FDP dismisses donation accusations

Cities tighten their belts after tax cuts

Cities tighten their belts after tax cuts

Merkel holds crisis talks as squabbles tarnish coalition

Merkel holds crisis talks as squabbles tarnish coalition

FDP under fire for large donation from hotel magnate

FDP under fire for large donation from hotel magnate

Merkel rejects weak leadership criticism

Merkel rejects weak leadership criticism

Merkel stands by disputed tax cut plans

Merkel stands by disputed tax cut plans

Government moots delaying tax cuts

Government moots delaying tax cuts

Majority of Germans against Merkel’s tax cuts

Majority of Germans against Merkel’s tax cuts

Conservatives and FDP agree to coalition ‘crisis meeting’

Conservatives and FDP agree to coalition ‘crisis meeting’

New wave of tax relief comes into force

New wave of tax relief comes into force

Software glitches earn health insurers billions in extra cash

Software glitches earn health insurers billions in extra cash

Merkel maps out German political priorities

Merkel maps out German political priorities

Government approves €8.5-bln fiscal package

Government approves €8.5-bln fiscal package

One in six German voters regrets voting decision

One in six German voters regrets voting decision

Merkel embarks on second term

Merkel embarks on second term

States may pull the plug on TV licence fee authority GEZ

States may pull the plug on TV licence fee authority GEZ

State resistance to new tax cuts grows

State resistance to new tax cuts grows

Wealthy Germans launch petition for higher taxes

Wealthy Germans launch petition for higher taxes

Steinbrück calls for global financial transaction tax at G20

Steinbrück calls for global financial transaction tax at G20

Merkel’s new coalition hammers out final issues

Merkel’s new coalition hammers out final issues

Central bank sees little room for tax cuts

Central bank sees little room for tax cuts

Conservatives lay out road map for tax cuts

Conservatives lay out road map for tax cuts

Steinmeier attacks Merkel’s tax plans

Steinmeier attacks Merkel’s tax plans

Germans stop working for the taxman

Germans stop working for the taxman

Germans sceptical of tax cuts

Germans sceptical of tax cuts

Conservatives mulling higher VAT after vote

Conservatives mulling higher VAT after vote

German debt set to balloon

German debt set to balloon

Recession blows hole in German budget

Recession blows hole in German budget

Low income earners face high tax, social contribution burden

Low income earners face high tax, social contribution burden

Steinbrück compares Switzerland to Burkina Faso in tax row

Steinbrück compares Switzerland to Burkina Faso in tax row

Tax-cut debate engulfs Merkel’s conservatives

Tax-cut debate engulfs Merkel’s conservatives

SPD agrees on election tax plan

SPD agrees on election tax plan

SPD moots €300 rebate for not filing income tax returns

SPD moots €300 rebate for not filing income tax returns

Germany and France want tougher G20 stance on tax havens

Germany and France want tougher G20 stance on tax havens

Swiss defence minister ditches Mercedes over Steinbrück

Swiss defence minister ditches Mercedes over Steinbrück

Merkel defends Berlin’s crisis management

Merkel defends Berlin’s crisis management

Swiss MP compares Steinbrück to Nazis

Swiss MP compares Steinbrück to Nazis

Ex Deutsche Post boss Zumwinkel avoids jail

Ex Deutsche Post boss Zumwinkel avoids jail

Grassroots effort boosts religion classes in Berlin

Grassroots effort boosts religion classes in Berlin

One-fifth of households pay domestic help under the table

One-fifth of households pay domestic help under the table

Steinbrück calls for lower entry tax rate

Steinbrück calls for lower entry tax rate

Politicians demand Christmas church pews be saved for tithers

Politicians demand Christmas church pews be saved for tithers

Court orders €3-billion payout for commuters

Court orders €3-billion payout for commuters

Deutsche Bank linked to US tax shelter probe

Deutsche Bank linked to US tax shelter probe

Lafontaine demands ‘millionaire tax’ to boost economy

Lafontaine demands ‘millionaire tax’ to boost economy

Germany mulling tax break for green cars

Germany mulling tax break for green cars

Germany and France lead in writing new tax haven blacklist

Germany and France lead in writing new tax haven blacklist

Liechtenstein prince calls Germany ‘Fourth Reich’

Liechtenstein prince calls Germany ‘Fourth Reich’

Germans back tax cuts to lower petrol prices

Germans back tax cuts to lower petrol prices

Germany to cut neo-Nazi party tax breaks

Germany to cut neo-Nazi party tax breaks

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Germany considering tax fraud probe of Swiss bank UBS

These are the 8 German tax breaks you need to know about
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These are the 8 German tax breaks you need to know about

‘The age of financial privacy is over’
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‘The age of financial privacy is over’