High tax relief for the committed citizen

Foundations offer the entrepreneur far-reaching advantages The state explicitly acknowledges the commitment of donors with generous tax breaks and benefits related to the law of public benefit. Even if it is not always comprehensible to outsiders at first glance that the charitable trust foundation in particular offers attractive advantages for citizens and efficient solutions to […]

Asset management in private wealth management

The FLV-jacket as a highly interesting tool for asset structuring and optimization from a tax and inheritance planning perspective   The advisor of private wealth clients should know the advantages of investing abroad. Of central importance are discretion, creative flexibility, as well as banking and insurance secrecy. Buzzwords: Income taxes Inheritance Taxes Withholding taxes individual […]

Attorney-client privilege or tax liability

“Don’t go to the prince before you are summoned,” says attorney Rüstig, until suddenly his first liability notice is delivered to him personally.   He had been obedient since 1.1. In 1993, he complied with the Interest Discount Act (“ZaSt “er!) by distributing the interest income from escrow accounts among his clients and then certifying […]

Tax evasion included?

Life insurance coats from Liechtenstein: A distribution model with thick question marks   In order to avoid the final withholding tax on investment income, and in the end to reduce taxes and tax-free retention of income, life insurance undertakings from Liechtenstein offer so-called insurance shells. On the outside it says “life insurance” – on the […]

In focus: Liability traps for lawyers and tax advisors in connection with advice on occupational pension schemes

Insolvency risks – Authority to provide legal services – Insurance cover Occupational pensions are an important component of retirement provision. They obtain their complex position in the German legal system through the interdisciplinary interaction of the most diverse fields of law, which can easily become a liability trap for legal and tax advisors; the numerous […]