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Those of our lawyers who specialised in tax law provide comprehensive advice on all questions of national and international tax legislation. As well as acting in an advisory capacity we represent our clients in disputes with the revenue authorities both prior to in-court disputes and before the tax tribunals.

Main focuses

Main focuses of our advisory work are

  • forming, managing, taking over, selling, reorganising and winding up limited companies and partnerships, other enterprises and non-profit making organisations
  • tax planning and optimisation for domestic and foreign clients with regard to national and international activities
  • corporate succession and probate planning, including international probate cases
  • developing and designing new financial products
  • conducting securities and loan transactions
  • investing in property, financing property projects and letting effects and property

In addition to that the CMS GmbH Steuerberatungsgesellschaft is available for tax-related issues. You can find additional main focuses below.

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    Corporate Succession

    At an early stage, we weigh up all the different succession scenarios based on your personal objectives. We then work with you to develop a bespoke succession solution. This avoids losing assets and rushed decisions that result in unwanted consequences.

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    Corporate Transactions

    Many years of experience in the field means the specialists at CMS GmbH Steuerberatungsgesellschaft are well-equipped to carry out thorough due diligence. This involves extensive risk analysis followed by an assessment of the risk, enabling us to create the perfect solution for the planned transaction.

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    Inheritance Tax Planning

    The German population has collectively generated huge amounts of private wealth that will at some point be passed on to the next generation. In most cases, wills are drawn up without taking tax implications into account – a serious oversight. Inheritance tax in Germany is between seven and 50 per cent of the bequeathed estate or lifetime gift.

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    Reorganising Company Structures

    Company structures often evolve over a long period of time and are further complicated by acquisitions. It is important to regularly assess these structures in the light of current circumstances and optimise them as required.

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    Specialist Tax Matters

    The comprehensive advisory work of CMS GmbH Steuerberatungsgesellschaft includes specialist tax matters across all areas of tax law.

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    Structuring of Real Estate Investments

    Right from the start, our advice is based on a long-term view and identifies the most advantageous tax structuring options. During the acquisition, we set up the appropriate acquisition structure and assist you with all property-related tax issues.

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    October 2019
    Dis­clos­ure Re­quire­ments for Cross-bor­der Tax Ar­range­ments
    New dis­clos­ure re­quire­ments un­der DAC 6 On 25 June 2018, the sixth amend­ment to the EU Dir­ect­ive on Ad­min­is­trat­ive Co­oper­a­tion (2011 / 16 / EU) on man­dat­ory auto­mat­ic ex­change of in­form­a­tion in the...


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