Rainer Schmitt

Rainer Schmitt

K&L Gates LLP

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OECD/G20 Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Project — Final Reports Released

On October 5, 2015, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (“OECD”) published final reports outlining the “actions” to be undertaken by OECD members as part of the base erosion and profit shifting (“BEPS”)...more

11/11/2015 - BEPS G20 International Tax Issues OECD Tax Rates

Update: EU VAT on E-Commerce

There are a great variety of electronically provided services (“e-services”) and the respective market is rapidly growing. The general definition is that e-services are services which are delivered over the Internet or an...more

3/4/2014 - Corporate Taxes E-Commerce EU Value-Added Tax

New Legislation on RETT Blocker Structures

For some time now legislative bodies have been discussing the implementation of rules according to which the acquisition of “economic” (wirtschaftliche) participating interests of more than 95 % on a consolidated basis in a...more

6/12/2013 - Blocker Corporations New Legislation REIT Transfer Taxes

Readjustment of Taxation of Free Floating Dividends and of Fiscal Unity – Current Legislative Procedures

Reform of taxation of free floating dividends for corporate income tax purposes The German Parliament (Bundestag) and the German Federal Council (Bundesrat) reached an agreement regarding the taxation of free floating...more

4/2/2013 - Capital Gains Corporate Taxes Dividends EU Income Taxes Tax Exemptions Tax Reform

Real Estate Transfer Tax Rates - February 2013

This alert is intended to give an overview of the current real estate transfer tax rates and planned increases thereof in the various federal states of Germany. The information has been assembled with great care. However, no...more

2/6/2013 - EU Realty Transfer Taxes Transfer Taxes

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