Tuesday, March 17, 2020
On March 13, 2020, the German Ministry of Finance announced the relaxation of certain tax payment requirements as part of a package of measures designed to ease the economic impact of the COVID-19 virus.
Three tax relief measures are included in the plan to help improve corporate liquidity. These are:
In addition, according to an outline of the relief measures issued jointly by the Finance Ministry and the Economy Ministry, the Directorate General of Customs has been instructed to "accommodate taxpayers in an appropriate manner" for the taxes that it administers and enforces. These include energy taxes and the air passenger tax, among others.