National and international tax law
We support our clients in all tax matters, from the formation and agreements up to representation when dealing with tax offices and tax courts. Especially when dealing with tax offices, we provide explanations and competent support during audits.
German tax law is unfortunately very complicated at national level. Whilst the VAT law and customs regulations were to a large extent harmonized by the European Union, income tax (tax on personal income, corporation tax, business tax, solidarity tax) represents a complicated, interwoven and unclear system. This complex matter provides advisors with a considerable challenge. In addition special forms of taxation exist, such as inheritance and gift tax, land transfer tax, etc. or the law for non-profit organizations.
In particular because of the unclear structure of the German tax law and the at least annual revision of decisive regulations, companies and wealthy individuals are increasingly looking to use legal alternative locations within or also outside of the European Union. In this area, the Foreign Tax Act, the reorganization tax law, the general fiscal code and numerous double tax treaties need to be taken into consideration. In addition, fiscal systems, such as the Swiss Holding Company Privilege or individual taxation levied by the Canton or the Swiss municipality as well as foreign company structures should be considered.