No obligation to provide information on taxes and social security contributions on occupational pensions

The Federal Labour Court (BAG, ruling of 18.02.2020, Ref. 3 AZR 206/18) decided that an employer did not owe compensation for damages simply because he had not correctly informed about social insurance contribution obligations at an information event, and simply because he did not even address the topic of social insurance.   Then he did […]

Underwriting of life insurance policies

The BGH has decided that – completely independent of the revocation – a claim for damages can also be sufficient for the reversal of a life insurance policy – oh for contracts concluded from 2008 onwards.   In its current ruling of 28 June 2017 (Case No. IV ZR 440/14), the Federal Court of Justice […]

Company pension scheme: Paying twice

The Federal Minister of Finance announced the future treatment of incorrectly structured company pension schemes (bAV): According to this, special payments made by the employer for employees are subject to wage tax if the provider makes calculation errors. Employers and employees are thus doubly liable for this “tax savings model”.   First of all, subsequent […]

Occupational pension provision – to be used with caution

The Federal Minister of Finance (BMF, letter dated 28.09.2017 – draft dated 04.10.2017) announced the future treatment of incorrectly structured occupational pension schemes (bAV): According to this, special payments by the employer in the event of calculation errors by the provider are liable to pay income tax for employees. Employers and employees are thus doubly […]