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Proof of payment of foreign wage taxes by employer’s certificate sufficient


An employer’s certificate is sufficient for the proof of taxation of wages in India in order to claim tax exemption under the relevant terms of the Double Tax Treaty between Germany and India. The submission of an official income tax assessment notice is not mandatory for claiming the exemption under the subject-to-tax clause of the German Income Tax Act. Continue reading

No option for full tax assessment by U.S. citizen living in the EU


According to a judgment of the Supreme Tax Court, a U.S. citizen with limited tax liability in Germany is not entitled to the right of full tax assessment for income from employment even if he lives in an EU or EEA state (here: the Netherlands). The non-discrimination clause in Article 24 of the German/US double tax treaty does not give rise to a claim to equal treatment with a German national with limited tax liability. Continue reading

Only actual working days to be included in 183-day test


The Supreme Tax Court held that only work actually performed abroad may be included when reviewing the 183-day period under the employment income regime of the German-French tax treaty. Interruptions caused by work-free time on sundays, weekends,and holidays would generally not be counted.

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