Some knowledge of German tax law is naturally important for foreign companies interested in setting up a business in Schleswig-Holstein. Thus, obtaining tax information at an early stage is of particular importance, especially as the choice of the legal form the German company will take is quite critical.
The German tax system is rather complicated. This is particularly true of the regulations for determining taxable income, to name but one example. That is one reason why the choice of the legal form your company in Schleswig-Holstein will take is of critical importance. When taking this decision, it is important not just to take taxation legislation into account, but also commercial and corporate law and even, in some cases, specific aspects of family law and the law of inheritance.
Germany’s Federal Tax Office has a Foreign Investors Help Desk where interested foreign investors can receive answers to questions about German taxation law. As a foreign investor you will find detailed information on a number of relevant issues.