Overview: Tax Aspects of Investment in German Real Estate
Germany is certainly no tax haven. In addition to income tax, corporate tax, German trade tax and real estate purchase tax, Germany has a gift and inheritance tax system in place which is also relevant for foreign investors.
For an Israeli investor there are different structures possible as to how invest in German Real Estate. In order to optimize the tax structure, the investor has at the outset to be aware and clear of the different phases of a Real Estate Investment and the overall goal of his investment. Please find a short overview of the basic possible structures for investments into German Real Estate