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Insight into the tax world
Our tax world is extremely complicated. In addition, the pace of changes in tax law is faster than anywhere else.

As soon as companies start doing business abroad, tax rules, tax treaties and often EU law enter the picture. Even with the best intentions it is therefore often very difficult to do the right thing without professional help.

Designing taxes
As a law firm specialising in commercial and tax law, we have been dealing with tax issues for many years. We support our clients with finding and implementing favourable and manageble tax arrangements for all corporate and private decisions. In Germany as well as abroad.

Defence in emergency cases
Our clients can also benefit from our experience should they come into conflict with the tax authorities We are committed to supporting and representing you. If worse comes to worst and you are accused of tax evasion, a renowned tax defence counsel will assist you.

Contact
+49 (0) 40 357 662 0

Dr. Alexander Busse
busse@hanselaw.de

Dr. Justus Fischer-Zernin
fz@hanselaw.de

Volkhard Neumann
neumann@hanselaw.de
Business Taxes

Tax havens?
In this country, it is business which is most confronted with the diverse requirements of our tax laws. And with a mass of different taxes: taxes on profits (two or three different taxes in Germany and possibly others abroad), taxes on sales, employee payroll taxes, various special taxes and perhaps also customs duties. As a law firm specialising in commercial and tax law, we have an overview of the current legal situation.

Avoiding mistakes
Tax loopholes? They do exist but are extremely rare. More important than risky tax saving schemes: A sound legal structure that avoids unnecessary high taxes – and errors that can quickly become expensive.

Further general information can be found at: Taxes

Contact
+49 (0) 40 357 662 0

Dr. Alexander Busse
busse@hanselaw.de

Dr. Justus Fischer-Zernin
fz@hanselaw.de

Volkhard Neumann
neumann@hanselaw.de

International Taxes/Group Transfer Prices

Conflict potential in international tax law
With its project on BEPS (base erosion and profit shifting), OECD has developed measures that are currently being implemented by many countries worldwide. For companies with cross-border business, the new regulations pose additional challenges in the already complex field of international taxation.

Minimise tax risks
We advise domestic and foreign companies on all tax aspects of their international business activities. We offer individual solutions that keep the tax burden low and minimise tax risks at a reasonable cost – while keeping them manageable for the company.

Here you can find out about our range of services in the area of transfer pricing/group transfer prices.

Contact
+49 (0) 40 357662 0

Dr. Justus Fischer-Zernin
fz@hanselaw.de

Criminal Tax Matters

Professional assistance with criminal tax proceedings
Anyone who finds himself under investigation or about to receive a fine from the tax authorities will not be having the best time. It is usually impossible to tackle these situations without specialist assistance, as they contain hidden traps that only make such matters worse.
 
De-escalate criminal tax proceedings
Our law firm has been representing clients in criminal tax matters for many years. We have the right experience to bring proceedings – as far as possible – swiftly and quietly to an end and not let them escalate. We also know when and how to slow down tax investigations.


Error-free voluntary declarations
The best prevention against criminal tax proceedings is a voluntary declaration to the tax office, which, however, is subject to complicated rules. Mistakes can make criminal proceedings even more likely. In order to avoid this, we offer support for voluntary declarations in tax matters.

Contact
+49 (0) 40 357 662 0

Dr. Alexander Busse
busse@hanselaw.de 

Claims for Damages Against Tax Authorities

Damages from tax authorities
Even tax authorities make mistakes, and some cause taxpayers to suffer damages that are not offset by the reimbursement of overcharged tax. Although the state cannot be held liable for such misconduct as easily as its citizens, there are cases in which damages can be claimed.

Our commitment to your claims
We carry out such procedures. It's usually a fight, but it can be worth it.

Contact
+49 (0) 40 357 662 0

Justus Fischer-Zernin
fz@hanselaw.de

Customs and other Duties

The secret world of customs and duties
We take care of customs law issues and taxes for our clients, even when it seems these matters rather belong to the occult sciences. Perhaps you already new that, according to the economic dictionary, duties are "all public revenues of local authorities and certain near governmental units that relate to financial sovereignty".

Get the know-how
Even we as a commercial and tax law firm do not know all the duties in Germany and elsewhere – nobody does. But we do know what to do when our clients have legal problems in this area.

Contact
+49 (0) 40 357 662 0

Dr. Justus Fischer-Zernin

fz@hanselaw.de

Reorganisation of Pension Commitments

Ticking time bombs in the balance sheet
Are pension provisions in your company's tax and commercial balance sheet drifting further and further apart, and is the age of beneficiaries increasing? Are reinsurance policies not sufficient to cover the amount of actual pension obligations?

Your company's creditworthiness will suffer as a result of this, and sooner or later you will face liquidity problems. An orderly generational change will then become increasingly difficult; without a solution to the problem, selling the company may become impossible.

Better now than later
We have developed methods and tools to alleviate this problem under commercial, tax and labour law – and to ease the burden on your company's balance sheet. The sooner the problem is addressed, the more options you have: every year of waiting costs a lot of money.

Contact
+49 (0) 40 357 662 0

Volkhard Neumann
neumann@hanselaw.de

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