At the beginning of September 2019, banks in Frankfurt were searched again. According to media reports, the public prosecutor’s office is said to have expanded its criminal investigations against bank employees in the Cum-Ex proceedings.

Tax evasion by online merchants on Ebay due to missing certificate according to § 22f UStG (Turnover Tax Act)

In the last few months Ebay has unmistakably requested its commercial traders to prove that the sales and income generated through online trading have been declared to the tax office.

Cum Ex Tax Court Decision Germany

On 19 July 2019, the Cologne Fiscal Court ruled that the multiple refund of capital gains tax withheld and paid only once is not permitted. The case is not yet final. The court has admitted an appeal to the Federal Fiscal Court. Nevertheless, the ruling now is a signpost for further Cum-ex proceedings.

Tax evasion due to the receipt of child support in Germany

Since 2018, more and more people in Germany have been investigated for tax evasion in connection with receiving child benefit abroad.

Tax evasion with goods from China

The fiscal court Kassel has decided that the damage, which occurred by counterfeit money, can be deducted under circumstances taxable as income-related expenses.

tax evasion germany

In recent years, German lawmakers have developed many activities to clarify tax evasion abroad. An essential part of this was the law on the exchange between different states on financial accounts in tax matters. The states concerned have undertaken to inform each other about the accounts of the respective citizens. Following an announcement by the German Federal Ministry of Finance on 29.01.2019, this list has now been updated.

tax evasion turnover tax carousel

With the help of an illegal tax trick, high tax advantages are to be obtained in so-called turnover tax carousels. Currently, there are more and more cases of tax fraud in trade with metals, especially copper.

The Federal Supreme Court has found contradictions in the judgment against the former German secret agent Werner Mauss because of the accusation of tax evasion. The Federal Supreme Court overturned the ruling and referred the case back to another criminal division of the Bochum Regional Court for a new hearing.