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The Min­istry fo­cuss­es on is­sues of na­tion­al and in­ter­na­tion­al tax pol­i­cy and is re­spon­si­ble for na­tion­al tax leg­is­la­tion. In ad­di­tion, the Min­istry is re­spon­si­ble for ne­go­ti­at­ing in­ter­na­tion­al agree­ments.

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Fair taxation Global corporate tax reform is on the way

Under the auspices of the OECD, 137 countries (as of 28 December 2021) have reached an agreement on a fair allocation of taxing rights and a global minimum effective tax at a uniform tax rate of 15%. This is a genuine revolution in international tax law. The basic approach was approved by the finance ministers of the 20 leading advanced and emerging economies – the G20 – at their meeting in Venice on 9–10 July 2021. At a further meeting in Washington, D.C., on 13 October 2021, ministers reached agreement on the remaining technical details and approved a roadmap for implementation.

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Fair taxation Global minimum tax: frequently asked questions

In these FAQs, we answer the top questions on a major reform to international corporate tax rules.

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Fair taxation Measures to increase tax fairness adopted

In March 2021, the federal cabinet initiated a range of measures to increase tax fairness. The aim is to eliminate tax havens and combat aggressive tax planning more effectively with the help of targeted instruments. In addition, updates to modernise corporation tax legislation will make family businesses more competitive.

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