Germany: FAQs about tax relief measures (COVID-19)

Germany: FAQs about tax relief measures (COVID-19)

Germany’s Federal Ministry of Finance (BMF) published a set of “frequently asked questions” (FAQs) concerning the tax relief measures as provided in response to the economic impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.


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Previously announced tax relief allows for the deferral of tax payments and the reduction of advance payments of tax, as well as:

  • A tax exemption for special payments of up to €1,500 paid to employees
  • Deadline extension for wage tax returns
  • Investment tax measures to mitigate economic situations

The issuance of the FAQs is complemented by tax relief made available by the federal states (Länder).

Read a May 2020 report [PDF 189 KB] prepared by the KPMG member firm in Germany

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