09 April 2020 – Introduced tax measures to promote donations for aid

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Type of Intervention: Business support
Sectors Involved: Wage and income support
Level of Jurisdiction: National
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Overview: The German Government introduced various tax measures to encourage aid for those affected by the coronavirus crisis.

The tax measures simplify various administrative requirements such as the collection of donations, usage of donation, sponsoring, financial support amongst business partners and others, to provide flexibility in supporting support efforts.

The measures will be backdated to 1 March 2020 and continue to 31 December 2020.
Full details here: https://www.bundesfinanzministerium.de/Content/DE/Downloads/BMF_Schreiben/Weitere_Steuerthemen/Abgabenordnung/2020-04-09-steuerliche-massnahmen-zur-foerderung-der-hilfe-fuer-von-der-corona-krise-betroffene.pdf?__blob=publicationFile&v=1