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Criminal Tax Law in Germany

Legal advice by specialist attorneys for tax law

Tax criminal law is one of the most frequently amended regulations in the German tax code. Tax evasion can therefore happen very quickly and often does not even require a great deal of criminal energy.

What is tax evasion?

Anyone who intentionally provides the German tax authorities with incorrect or incomplete information or withholds relevant facts in order to gain tax benefits for himself or a third party can be made liable to tax evasion. In addition to the classic tax reduction, tax benefits can also include unjustly obtained benefits (e.g. child benefit), bonuses or allowances.

Tax evasion is punished with a fine or even imprisonment of up to five years and, in particularly severe cases, up to ten years. The amount of the penalty is based on the amount evaded.

Tax evasion: fast action is important

An initiated criminal tax procedure or investigations of the tax investigation often trigger existential fears - both among private individuals and among entrepreneurs. It is therefore particularly important that those affected contact their advisor as soon as possible and carefully plan the next steps for a defense. This is the only way to minimize the consequences of criminal proceedings.

Our services: voluntary disclosure and criminal defense

Our attorneys for criminal tax law advise and represent private individuals, companies and nonprofit organizations nationwide concerning planned voluntary disclosures in the case of tax crimes or tax litigation proceedings, running tax criminal proceedings or a tax criminal case. We are particularly active in the following areas:

  • Tax investigation
  • Criminal tax proceedings
  • Voluntary disclosure, which - if put forward effectively - leads to impunity
  • Seizure and search
  • Provisional arrest and pre-trial detention

Tax criminal law and tax law from a single source

Our specialist attorneys for tax law take care of both your criminal tax proceedings and the actual tax processing of your case, all from a single source. This provides you with trustworthy contact persons for all questions relating to your proceedings. This holistic view is of great advantage for a successful defense.

Our experience to your benefit

Over the past years, we have successfully advised and represented many clients in tax and criminal tax proceedings in Germany. Our clients benefit directly from our experience in dealing with investigative authorities, tax investigators, tax offices and courts.

Contact us now and take the initiative in your case!

Your attorney for criminal tax law and tax evasion in Germany

Are you looking for a lawyer for tax criminal law? Our specialist attorneys and tax accountants look forward to answer any questions about tax evasion, voluntary disclosure, tax criminal proceedings and tax investigation procedures. Your contact persons are

The easiest way to reach us is by e-mail ( or by phone (+49 69 76 75 77 80).

Your Benefits

  • Advice by Qualified Attorneys
  • Fast Appointments
  • Nationwide Representation
  • Many Years of Experience With All Financial And Tax Authorities


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