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Mehrwertsteuersenkung zum 01-07.2020

Value added tax reduction – you have to consider that from 01.07.2020!

In order to revive the economy after the corona shock of the last few months, the German government adopted a comprehensive fiscal stimulus package on June 12, 2020. A central part of these measures is the temporary reduction of the statutory value-added tax within the framework of the standard tax rate from currently 19 % to 16 % and the reduced tax rate from 7 % to 5 %.

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Überbrückungshilfe Corona

Non-repayable ‘Überbrückungshilfe Corona’

On 12 June 2020, the German government adopted the key points for the “bridging aid for small and medium-sized enterprises which have to cease their business operations completely or to a significant extent in the course of the Corona crisis”.

The bridging assistance is a cross-sectoral grant programme with a duration of three months (June to August 2020) and a maximum programme volume of 25 billion euros.

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