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Tax & Legal

Loss on exchange of profit participation rights can be offset against investment income


The Regional Tax Court of Muenster held that a loss from the exchange of profit participation rights for shares in a registered cooperative (“eG”) and bonds may be set off against income from capital investments. Thus, the tax office’s attempt to regard the loss as belonging to the non-taxable private asset portfolio of the plaintiff failed. Continue reading

Minimum taxation not a reason for provisional assessment


The Supreme Tax Court has held that a tax office cannot be required to issue a provisional assessment restricting the immediate deduction of the loss brought forward, merely because of the possibility that the remaining loss to be carried forward might be invalidated by a share transaction abroad at some future point in time. Continue reading