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Der steuerliche Umgang mit Verlusten: Reformoptionen für die Corona-Krise
[The Tax Treatment of Losses: Options for Reforms During the Corona Crisis]


  • Reinald Koch

    () (Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt)

  • Dominika Langenmayr

    () (Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt)


Zussamenfassung Im Jahr 2020 werden viele Unternehmen durch die Corona-Pandemie Verluste erleiden. Das deutsche Steuersystem behandelt Gewinne und Verluste asymmetrisch: Während Gewinne sofort versteuert werden müssen, führen Verluste oft nicht zu direkten Steuererstattungen. Dieser Beitrag diskutiert verschiedene Möglichkeiten, wie die steuerliche Behandlung von Unternehmen in Verlustsituationen verbessert werden kann. Eine Mikrosimulation der Reformoptionen zeigt, dass eine betragsmäßige Ausweitung der Verlustrücktragsmöglichkeiten eine deutlich größere Wirkung entfaltet als ein längerer Rücktragszeitraum. Bessere Verlustrücktragsmöglichkeiten setzen zudem starke Investitionsanreize.

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  • Reinald Koch & Dominika Langenmayr, 2020. "Der steuerliche Umgang mit Verlusten: Reformoptionen für die Corona-Krise [The Tax Treatment of Losses: Options for Reforms During the Corona Crisis]," Wirtschaftsdienst, Springer;ZBW - Leibniz Information Centre for Economics, vol. 100(5), pages 367-373, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:wirtsc:v:100:y:2020:i:5:d:10.1007_s10273-020-2657-8
    DOI: 10.1007/s10273-020-2657-8

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    JEL classification:

    • H12 - Public Economics - - Structure and Scope of Government - - - Crisis Management
    • H25 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Business Taxes and Subsidies
    • E37 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Forecasting and Simulation: Models and Applications


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