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Application of the Reporting Requirements for Cross-Border Tax Arrangements – Germany Is Making Progress

Expert Briefing on International Tax Highlights with PricewaterhouseCoopers

On September 14, 2020, PricewaterhouseCoopers and AmCham Germany hosted a joint Expert Briefing, the second in a series of two annual updates on international tax law, and the first physical briefing since February.

Christof K. Letzgus, Partner; Dr. Annette Rickert, Senior Manager; and Christina Köln-Schultz, Manager, all PricewaterhouseCoopers Germany, provided a highly motivated audience of AmCham Germany members and guests with valuable insights into the Mandatory Disclosure Rules (DAC6). Contrary to most other countries, Germany has not announced a deferral by six months and has no time to lose with the implementation.

In the first of the three-tiered presentation, Rickert and Letzgus gave an overview of the current German regulations on the reporting of tax arrangements, followed in the second part by case studies illustrating how businesses best cope with the new requirements. In the last part of the presentation, Köln-Schultz shared practical experience on reporting procedures as part of tax compliance management by using selected examples.

During the presentations, the three experts and the participating company representatives time and again engaged in lively discussions which made a difficult legal situation more comprehensive and allowed participants to share their initial practical experiences and best practice approaches in meeting the resulting challenges.