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Can the employer force employees to be vaccinated?

Vaccination protects! At the very least, it it reduces one’s own risk of infection with corona and reduces absenteeism due to illness in the company. For this reason, employers have a sustained interest in ensuring that as many employees as possible are vaccinated against Corona.

But what can employers do to increase their employees’ motivation to get vaccinated?

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Farewell to an extraordinary entrepreneurial spirit

Entrepreneur Wolfgang Stamnitz passed away on Sunday, April 18, 202 from cardiac arrest. At his desk. Suddenly and unexpectedly.  

Wolfgang Stamnitz was chairman of the board of ACCONSIS in Munich. Together with his partners Stefan Herzer and Dr. Andreas Hofner, he was a pioneer of modern client-oriented tax and legal consulting and auditing. Raising “client satisfaction” to the top level of priorities was unusual in this industry. Transferring management know-how and skills such as controlling to law firm operations was also new.

Number and sense
In the trio of the then young management, Wolfgang Stamnitz was an exceptional champion of industry renewal, and in the firm, the celebrated and tireless advocate for new ideas. He was passionate about his work, set high goals and pushed for continuous progress.
The professional focus and, above all, the personalities of the three partners were so different – and yet the three were so complementary that they shared an implicit understanding of fundamendal values and strategic issues. In the quarter century of intensive collaboration, a deep trust grew.
It became clear that the enthusiastic competitor, who never avoided confrontation, had a keen sense of community: where the WE ends, the fun ends. That was a matter close to his heart. He could get carried away. The community must become better, for everyone, preferably every day, he believed numbers are not a value in themselves, according to his credo, but they are existential- they only arise in togetherness.

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We say goodbye to Board Member Wolfgang Stamnitz.

On Sunday, April 18, 2021, Wolfgang Stamnitz, co-founder and Chairman of the Board of ACCONSIS, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly.

As an entrepreneurial personality, he played a significant role in the success and continuous growth that has characterized ACCONSIS and its Munich-based predecessor company for 60 years. Wolfgang Stamnitz also lived this development dynamic very personally, as an athletic strategist and brilliant organizer.

His professional competence as an auditor, tax consultant and business mediator was impressive. It goes without saying that he demanded performance.

Last but not least, he was exceptional in the way he encouraged others: employees, colleagues and also clients who relied on his advice.

We will continue to live and cultivate the trust and loyalty he fostered with clients and business partners and all those associated with ACCONSIS.

ACCONSIS is well positioned. The company forms a high-performance community capable of development, with a culture of togetherness.

Future leaders are already active in the firm today. We will dare the future.

Wolfgang Stamnitz will always be missed. Our sympathies go out to his family and all those close to him.

Stefan Herzer and Dr. Andreas Hofner

Management Board of the ACCONSIS Group

for the Supervisory Board and all employees

Please feel free to use the possibility of a digital condolence to the deceased. We will then add your messages in printed form to the book of condolence in the office.

Überbrückungshilfe Corona

Überbrückungshilfe/Bridging assistance III: Eligible digitization and hygiene measures

The Corona crisis continues to pose significant challenges for many companies. Lockdowns, contact restrictions, heightened hygiene approaches: The necessary and at the same time existence-threatening measures to contain the pandemic are leading to major revenue losses for many companies.

However, the current Überbrückungshilfe / bridging assistance III can help to compensate for or at least limit these sales losses.

In addition to funding the costs of marketing and advertising measures to draw attention to a company even in times of crisis, there are extensive opportunities for eligible companies to finance digitization and hygiene measures.

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Company bicycle for private use – what taxation rules apply?

Every employer can provide its employees with a company bicycle for private use free of charge or at a reduced price. The resulting benefit in money’s worth is then part of the taxable wages.

So-called pedelecs are operated with a max. 250 watt motor and are limited to a speed of 25 km/h. These bicycles do not have to be registered or insured and are classified as bicycles under traffic law. Therefore, the same conditions apply under payroll tax law as for a normal bicycle without motorization.

The S-pedelecs can reach speeds above 25 km/h (up to 45 km/h, motorization 250 watts +) due to assisted motorization. For this reason, these bicycles are treated as motor vehicles and the taxation is based on the regulations of company car taxation. Therefore, the surcharge of 0.03% of the list price per distance kilometer for the trips between home and the first place of work must also be taken into account as a non-cash benefit.

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