Energetic renovation measures: How can real estate owners benefit from a tax perspective?

Since 2020, energetic renovation measures on the owner-occupied home have been eligible for tax incentives for ten years. Corresponding expenses can be deducted directly from the tax liability.

  • Which measures are subsidized?
  • What should be considered?
  • What alternative funding options are there?

Our experts around the property give you tips and answers to 10 questions from the practice of tax incentives for energy refurbishment of your home,

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Bureaucratic monster for employers? Employment contracts must comply with stricter requirements as of 1 August

Evidence Act: Employment contracts must be put to the test with regard to mandatory transparent working conditions

From 1 August 2022, the amended regulations of the Verification Act will apply. The background to this is the EU Directive 2019/1152 (Working Conditions Directive), which comes into force on 31 July 2019.

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Secretly recording a conversation at the workplace: Can employees be dismissed (without notice)?

Discussions between employers or supervisors and employees are often delicate. If conflicts are smouldering or have already erupted in the working relationship, they can become very verbal.

It is not uncommon for employees to reach for their smartphones and secretly record conversations with their employers or superiors that are supposed to be confidential.

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Income tax return 2021: How do I take my crypto investments into account?

With an estimated 5,000,000 people in Germany investing in the crypto world, many will soon be asking the question, “How do I account for my crypto investments in my 2021 income tax return?” Some individuals will have to make sometimes substantial tax payments as a result of their crypto investments and will thus also be required to file an income tax return in due time.

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ACCONSIS Zukunftswerkstatt

The ACCONSIS Future Workshop turns 3 – Happy Birthday!

The Future Workshop is our digital workbench for new solutions!

On the occasion of the 3rd anniversary of the ACCONSIS Future Workshop (ZKW), we asked Stefan Herzer, member of the Executive Board and responsible for organization and digitization at ACCONSIS, for an interview.

We were particularly interested in how the idea of the Future Workshop came about,

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Important information for the end of the year 2021

2021 saw a whole range of significant changes in the tax area for businesses, employers and employees, home and land owners as well as capital investors and taxpayers.

At the end of the year, important innovations were also set in motion that will take effect in 2022, for example the extension of the Corona economic aid and the short-time working allowance.

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Quo vadis liquidity? Corona-stricken companies under pressure to act

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Currently, most companies still have sufficient liquidity or solid liquidity cushions, but an uncertain time is again ahead. If the required minimum turnover is not achieved in the coming year, with or without bridging aid, it will therefore be financially difficult for many businesses to survive.

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Vorverkaufsrecht für Gemeinden

What is the right of first refusal for municipalities?

The municipality can only exercise the right of first refusal for a property in certain cases if it lies within the scope of a preservation order.

In a ruling dated 09.11.2021 – 4 C 1.20, the Federal Administrative Court ruled that a municipality’s right of first refusal for a plot of land located within the scope of an urban development ordinance does not exist if the plot of land is built on and used in accordance with the purposes of the urban development measures and the buildings erected on it do not have any defects.

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münchner immobilien fokus: Digital event series all about real estate

Since 2009, our experts Agnes Fischl-Obermayer, lawyer, tax advisor and specialist in inheritance law, and Regine Funke-Lachotzki, auditor and tax advisor, have been organising the series münchner immobilien fokus together with Aigner Immobilien GmbH.

Every year in spring and autumn, the event takes place on the premises of the Literaturhaus in Munich to provide a networking platform for members of the industry.

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Änderung Geldwäschegesetz zum 01. August: Neue Regelung zum Transparenzregister

Amendment to Money Laundering Act as of August 01: Innovations for the Transparency Register

As of August 01, 2021, the notification fiction for all legal entities and registered partnerships is no longer applicable! The Money Laundering Act (GwG) was reformed when the new Transparency Register and Financial Information Act (TraFinG Gw) came into force.
The previously applicable notification function has been abolished.

With immediate effect,

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Tax data from Dubai: tax authorities are currently evaluating sensitive data

The last prominent data acquisition was some time ago. Many may still remember the acquisition of bank information from Switzerland. The state government of North Rhine-Westphalia was particularly prominent in this regard. The data purchase was and is highly controversial and even involved the Federal Constitutional Court. The acquired information has flushed billions into the state coffers.

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ACCONSIS now also advises on all aspects of real estate financing

Whether buying or building a new home: the real estate market is booming – despite or even because of Corona. The demand for financing modernization measures or the rescheduling of existing real estate is also steadily increasing. This makes it all the more important to implement the corresponding financing in a future-proof manner and optimally tailored to personal needs thanks to competent advice.

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Fight against time: Last chance to avoid prosecution in Germany by filing a voluntary declaration

Now the time has come. The final step on the part of Turkey has been taken. The agreement on the automatic exchange of information (AEOI), which Turkey ratified back in 2017, will now actually be implemented. The Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, personally ordered the execution of the relevant decision by decree on May 31,

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Casual landlords – Airbnb & rental portals targeted by tax authorities!

INSIDER online event on March 24, 2021 on the topic.

Due to the greater response to the article “Airbnb – The tax office knows who you rented to last summer!” – we are once again expanding our comments to include the following points:

After we have so far dealt in particular with the issues surrounding the investigative measures of the German tax authorities and the resulting tax obligations or consequences under criminal tax law,

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Airbnb – The tax office knows who you rented to last summer!

The Bayerische Rundfunk reports on the topic of “Airbnb” in its article “Airbnb landlords targeted by tax investigators” on B5 aktuell and the BR24 app. Dr. Christopher Arendt, specialist tax lawyer at ACCONSIS explains:

  • What led to the current situation? How can the tax office determine that I have generated income with Airbnb?
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Surprise mail from the tax office – where did they get the information about my foreign account?

Today, the German tax office can access high-quality data on foreign accounts and systematically evaluate this data. The Federal Central Tax Office is currently evaluating 1.1 million messages from this data exchange.

We are currently experiencing the effects of implementing this data exchange.

After the first measures of data exchange on financial matters between European and non-European countries have already taken place in the past,

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Data exchange with Turkey: voluntary disclosure protects against prosecution

In the middle of this year, the Federal Ministry of Finance declared that the Automatic Exchange of Information (AIA) will be expanded to include new countries from autumn 2020. The focus will be on data exchange with Turkey.

We have therefore asked Dr. Christopher Arendt, attorney, tax law specialist and managing director of ACCONSIS in Munich,

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