Due to generally much lower tax rates than in Western European countries, temporary workers (especially from Eastern European countries) are covered by social security in the country of establishment of the temporary employment agency and not in the country of deployment.
In its decision of December, 9.2020 (III R 73/18), the Federal Fiscal Court decided that the entitlement to priority foreign family benefits must be offset against child benefits under German law even if the child benefit claimant working abroad has neither applied for nor received the benefits provided for there.
On 12.11.2020, the Tax Court of Baden-Württemberg ruled that in the case of tax-exempt foreign income subject to the progression proviso, there is no impermissible excess taxation within the scope of Section 32b (1) Sentence 1 No. 3 EstG even if there is a tax burden of more than 49% related to the foreign income....
The USA has updated testing requirements for air travellers to the USA, which must be implemented before departure. As of 6 December, air travellers two years of age and older, regardless of nationality or vaccination status, must present a negative viral test.