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New deadlines for retrospective child benefit claims

In our series “Insights into the German tax system” we take a look at the new deadlines for retrospective child benefits claims effective from January 1, 2018. Child benefit in Germany is granted for children of minor age starting with the month of birth of the child, even if the actual claim is only submitted later. In some cases child benefits …

Company reorganisation: Outsourcing and Spin-of arrangements

FRTG Group has recently announced the merger of RTR Treuhand GmbH and Hohl Kleinheisterkamp and Partner Partnerschaftsgesellschaft into the Franz Reißner Treuhandgesellschaft mbH. However, in some cases a spin-of may also be a necessary form of company reorganisation. Economic, tax related or general legal issues can make this decision necessary. Under …

Wages gained abroad: How much tax is due?

To continue our series about the German tax law, we take a closer look at how wages gained from an occupation abroad are treated in the German tax system: No deduction of compulsory contributions made to the domestic statutory pension that are based on tax free wages gained abroad If an employee living in Germany gains wages for an occupation abroad, …