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TAXON GmbH

Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft Steuerberatungsgesellschaft

Humboldtstraße 62
22083 Hamburg

T +49 40 227 43 80
F +49 40 220 43 55

Management: WP StB Dipl.-Kfm. Norbert Pannecke, StB Dipl.-Kfm. Bernd Kittendorf, WP StB Dipl.-Kfm. Oliver Schlenker, WP StB Dipl.-Volkswirt Udo Bensing
Headquarters: Hamburg – Amtsgericht Hamburg HRB 16439

USt-IDNr. DE118637562

State in which registered: Germany

Supervisory bodies: Wirtschaftsprüferkammer (WPK), Rauchstraße 26, 10787 Berlin, Steuerberaterkammern Hamburg, Berlin, Köln, Magdeburg, München

Professional regulations:
The profession of auditor is essentially subject to the sets of professional legislation listed below

  1. Wirtschaftsprüferordnung (WPO)
  2. Professional statutes for auditors / sworn book-keepers (BS WP/vBP)
  3. Statutes for quality control
  4. Seal ordinance
  5. Directive regarding professional liability insurance for auditors

Directive regarding professional liability insurance for auditors (Wirtschaftsprüfer)
The professional liability insurance prescribed in § 54 WPO is with:
HDI-Gerling, Riethorst 2, 30659 Hannover.
The territorial coverage is as follows:

  1. Germany
  2. foreign countries of Europe, Turkey and the states on the territory of the former Sovjet Union including Lithuania, Lativa and Estonia.
    The following liability claims are insured:
    1. claims lodged before courts in these countries as well as
    2. claims resulting from negligence of the law of these countries.
  3. Concerning the countries not mentioned above
    1. resulting from business auditing based on a German law contract,
    2. resulting from tax consultancy concerning countries not mentioned above, if the consultancy contract is based on German law.
      In both cases the insurance payment is limited to the minimum sum insured which is precribed by law.
  4. Liabilitiy claims worldwide
    Resulting from work carried out by branches or other advisory offices abroad up to a maximum limited to the minimum sum insured which is precribed by law.

Information pertaining to these regulations can be found on the internet site of the Chamber of Auditors www.wpk.de

The profession of tax consultant is essentially subject to the sets of professional legislation listed below:

  1. Tax consultancy law (StBerG)
  2. Implementation directive pertaining to the tax consultancy law (DVStB)
  3. Professional code (BOStB)
  4. Tax consultant’s scale of charges (StBGebV)

The professional liability insurance prescribed is with the same company as for the auditors (see above). The territorial coverage is as follows:

  1. Germany
  2. foreign countries of Europe, Turkey and the states on the territory of the former Sovjet Union including Lithuania, Lativa and Estonia.
    The following liability claims are insured:
    1. claims lodged before courts in these countries as well as
    2. claims resulting from negligence of the law of these countries.
  3. Worldwide up to the minimum sum insured which is prescribed by law concerning claims resulting from violation or negligence of foreign law as far as thes claims stem from tax consultancy concerning the law of these countries and being based on a German law contract.
  4. The insurance does not cover liability claims resulting from work carried out in foreign countries via branches or offices abroad.

The professional liability insurance prescribed is with the same company as for the auditors (see above). The territorial coverage is as follows:

  1. Germany
  2. foreign countries of Europe, Turkey and the states on the territory of the former Sovjet Union including Lithuania, Lativa and Estonia.
    The following liability claims are insured:
    1. claims lodged before courts in these countries as well as
    2. claims resulting from negligence of the law of these countries.
  3. Worldwide up to the minimum sum insured which is prescribed by law concerning claims resulting from violation or negligence of foreign law as far as thes claims stem from tax consultancy concerning the law of these countries and being based on a German law contract.
  4. The insurance does not cover liability claims resulting from work carried out in foreign countries via branches or offices abroad.

Information pertaining to these regulations can be found on the internet site of the Chamber of Tax Consultants Berlin www.stbkammer-berlin.de

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