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Germany upstream fiscal summary

Germany upstream fiscal summary

Report summary

Concession fiscal regime with royalty, corporate income tax and regional income taxes.  Germany has modest levels of oil and gas production which is reflected in the relatively simple structure of hydrocarbon taxation.  Royalty and municipal tax rates vary significantly between States. Regional income tax, or municipal trade tax, varies from 12%-21%, depending on the municipality in which operations are based.  

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Volatility in oil markets has led players in the upstream oil and gas industry to focus on reducing capital spend and operating costs. At the same time, governments need to review fiscal terms to maintain attractiveness and investment.

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  • Executive summary
  • Current licence, equity and fiscal terms
    • Basis
    • Licence terms
    • Government equity participation
    • Fiscal terms
      • Bonuses, rentals and fees
      • Indirect taxes
      • Royalty
      • Corporate income tax
        • Corporate Tax and Solidarity Surcharge Rates
        • Municipal trade tax
      • Product pricing
      • Summary of modelled terms
  • Fiscal stability
    • Recent history of fiscal changes
    • Stability provisions
  • Economic analysis
    • Split of the barrel and share of profit
    • Effective royalty rate and maximum government share
    • Progressivity
    • Fiscal deterrence

In this report there are 21 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
    • Revenue flowchart: Germany Concession
  • Current licence, equity and fiscal terms
    • Indirect taxes
    • Royalty rates
    • Assumed terms by location - oil
    • Assumed terms by location - Gas
  • Fiscal stability
    • Timeline
    • Timeline details
  • Economic analysis
    • Split of the barrel - oil
    • Split of the barrel - gas
    • Share of profit - oil
    • Share of profit - gas
    • Effective royalty rate - oil
    • Effective royalty rate - onshore, Gas
    • Effective royalty rate - shelf, Gas
    • Maximum government share - oil
    • Maximum government share - onshore, Gas
    • Maximum government share - shelf, Gas
    • State share versus Pre-Share IRR - oil
    • State share versus Pre-Share IRR - gas
    • Investor IRR versus Pre-Share IRR - oil
    • Investor IRR versus Pre-Share IRR - gas
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