Tax changes 2021

Information event online for the first time

20.1.2021 | THD-Pressestelle

At the beginning of the year, the Deggendorf Institute of Technology (DIT), together with the Lower Bavarian Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK), traditionally provided information about the tax changes coming into force in the new year. Due to the pandemic, the event was held virtually for the first time for member companies of the Lower Bavarian Chamber of Industry and Commerce and students of business administration. With over 170 participants, a record was set, reports Prof Dr Ralf Alefs, Professor of Tax Law: “We are particularly pleased that the digital format was immediately well received. This meant that the cooperation between DIT and IHK could be continued very successfully even in these special times.”

The focus of the tax changes was on the tax consequences of the Corona pandemic. Patrick Lerbs, tax consultant at the law firm Dr Kittl and Partner, provided information on the many new individual regulations. For example, the tax incentives for working from home, the tax treatment of the Corona bonus for hospital employees and nursing staff, the temporary reduction in turnover tax and many other Corona-related tax changes were discussed. In addition, the various Corona aid programmes such as the various bridging aids including the current November and December aids for business were an important topic area. Another focus was, among others, tax incentives in the context of electric mobility to support the breakthrough for electric vehicles.

Bild (DIT): from left Manuel Klement (IHK Lower Bavaria), Patrick Lerbs (law firm Dr Kittl and Partner) and Prof Dr Ralf Alefs (DIT) organised the now eight tax change event at DIT in cooperation with the IHK Lower Bavaria.