Investment Incentives in Germany
Incentives or guarantees
- Forms of Aid
- Foreign investors should contact the Invest in Germany agency and the Federal Commissioner for Foreign Investment in Germany for further information about aid for setting up in Germany.
- Privileged Domains
- Subsidies, low interest rate loans, financial incentives and other financial measures are financed by the European Union, the Federal Government and various Länders (administrative units). For more information, refer to the German investment promotion agency.
- Privileged geographical sectors
- The most important incentives concern operations carried out in the 5 new Länder in the East of the country. Companies can benefit from subsidies for equipment, structures for research and development (see with the Ministry of the Economy and Technology). They can also obtain preferential loans and guarantees, for example when they create autonomous structures in these Länder or when they acquire a holding in a company established in these same Länder.
- Privileged Geographical Zones
- The eastern part of Germany
- Country Risk
Tax incentives offered to foreign investors
- Special tax treatments
There are a number of investment incentives available in Germany. In addition, the individual Federal states have their own incentive programmes. The incentives range from tax subsidies in the property and building industry, to research grants to the value of 50% of the cost of the project.
For more information on tax incentive programs you can access Invest in Germany.
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