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  • Lutte contre la fraude et l’évasion fiscales

The ATAD general anti-abuse rule in Germany


    Steuerberaterin, Partner, WTS Group AG Steuerberatungsgesellschaft, München, Germany
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As the German tax laws contains since decades a general anti-abuse rule in Sec. 42 of the German Fiscal Code, the German legislator did not see the necessity to implement the ATAD general anti-abuse rule into German law. The German tax authorities as well as the main tax commentators are of the opinion that the minimum standard of the ATAD GAAR is completely fulfilled by the already existing German GAAR in Sec. 42 of the German Fiscal Code. Introduction 1. The following table shows how the Directive (EU) 2016/1164 of 12 July 2016 laying down rules against tax avoidance practices that directly affect the functioning of the internal market (in the following: ATAD1) is been reflected in German tax law. Most of the tax rules governed in ATAD – except of the anti-hybrid rules (Article 9 of the ATAD) – were already largely existent when the ATAD entered into force, … Continuer la lecture de « The ATAD general anti-abuse rule in Germany »

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