The real estate GmbH as a supposedly clever tax saving idea

– Why smart private investors should give it a wide berth? – But woe, woe, woe! When I look at the end!!! (Wilhelm Busch, 1865)   Asset-managing LLCs are among the top topics of numerous podcasts penned by experts and professors. This construction is advertised, for example, with the fact that only 15% corporate income […]

Insurers and banks settle dispute over aiding and abetting tax evasion with millions in fines

– Employees and customers are still surprised by international arrest warrants –   Insurers’ and banks’ agreement with judiciary does not prevent prosecution of employees Although some banks, as well as insurers, have settled their dispute with the US judiciary by pleading guilty to criminal charges, the individual employees involved remain under investigation. No employee […]

Doubling of the tax burden due to private and occupational pensions

– When Social security and tax administration charge the citizen twice ? – The Regional Social Court of Rhineland-Palatinate (LSG Rheinland-Pfalz, judgement of 03.12.2015, ref. L 5 KR 84/15) ruled that when reinvesting the capital benefit of a company direct insurance by purchasing a private immediate annuity, compulsory contributions to the statutory health (GKV) and […]

Attorney Tax Law Munich

Your lawyer for tax law: How we support our clients in the tax jungle German tax law is one of the most complex tax systems in the world, even if the often quoted story of the most comprehensive tax literature in the world is probably a bourgeois Moravia. As Attorney for tax law we offer […]

Save taxes on capital payments under the company pension scheme (bAV), severance payments and after active partial retirement

– How to design more retirement income and pension increases early on ?   “He who does not work should not eat” (Franz Müntefering, 09.05.2006)   In the last up to more than 35 years, people’s parties have more than halved the statutory net pension level. The cost of an equally high funded pension in […]

Asset protection – The tricks of the trade

Asset protection: How managers and entrepreneurs try to protect their property You manage million amounts and your decisions have a major impact on the economy, employees and your own company. The managers and entrepreneurs of our time are rewarded for this responsibility with high salaries, profit-sharing and attractive share packages that are more than above […]

Value added tax liability for insurance brokers, insurance agents and structured sales

In its ruling of 3 August 2017 (Ref. V R 19/16), the Federal Court of Finance (BFH) decided that the establishment of a structured sales organisation is not exempt from VAT. In principle, this not only applies to structured sales organisations and other distribution companies and pools, but also to insurance intermediaries (agents), insurance brokers […]

Additional financing of company pension schemes (bAV) subject to wage tax

When do employees face a double insolvency risk with occupational pension schemes and additional tax burdens? The subject of the BMF letter of 6 December 2017 (IV C 5 – S 2333/17/10002; DOK 2017/0989084) is, among other things, also the future treatment of incorrectly structured company pension scheme (bAV): Accordingly, special payments by the employer […]

Errors in advice on the tax savings model for the Rürup pension

Why the mediation of the basic pension almost certainly leads to the liability of the intermediary.   The Rürup pension was sold millions of times as a tax-saving model. As a matter of course, savings by paying insurance premiums in the savings phase are then precalculated by the agent or broker. However, if documentation has […]

Blackboard papers guarantee tax exemption – or tax evasion-deluxe until the end of 2016

– Which loopholes the legislator still allows the investor tax-free – For decades it has been customary for many investors to store their securities in effective certificates in a safe deposit box. For the older generation, the reason is a war experience, so that, if necessary, one can pick up bonds and shares at any […]