Who we are

We are an association of experts from companies in various industries, professional associations, consulting firms, universities, public sector bodies, and individuals and are working at the interface between “taxes and digitization” (list of members).

We are organized in a non-profit association, the “Institut für Digitalisierung im Steuerrecht e.V.” (Institute for Digitalization in Tax Law), based in Berlin (Articles of Association), to ensure a high degree of transparency. In this way, we enable broad participation from a wide range of stakeholders and coverage of as many aspects of digitization as possible.

We contribute our practical experience on a voluntary basis to the “Institut für Digitalisierung im Steuerrecht e.V.” (Institute for Digitalization in Tax Law) in order to develop and implement long-term strategies and digital solutions for the digitalization of tax processes.

What we want

With our work in the “Institute for Digitalization in Tax Law e.V.” we want to promote science and research in the field of digitalization of tax processes. We see it as one of the important future tasks for the Federal Republic of Germany.

We focus on the area of tax and duty law. This relates in particular to digital application processes of taxpayers and the administration with a view to the taxation procedure and the practice-oriented further development of legal provisions (topic breakdown).

We support the discussion on tax science, especially between political functionaries, tax lawyers, members of the tax consulting professions, the judiciary, the administration, persons involved in research and teaching as well as other persons active in the field of taxation.

The board

Georg Geberth, Atty.

Chairman of the Board
Director Global Tax Policy, Siemens

Jens Schäperclaus, Chartered Tax Adviser

Vice Chairman of the Board and
Chairman of the Expert Committee II

Stefan Groß, Chartered Tax Adviser/CISA

Vice Chairman of the Board and
Chairman of the Expert Committee VIII
Partner, PSP

Prof. Dr. Thomas Egner

Chartered Tax Adviser
Chairman of the Expert Committee VIII
University of Bamberg

Dr. Matthias Gries

Syndikus Tax Advisor (VAT, Tax Technology), Siemens

Jan Körner, Atty.

Chairman of the Expert Committee III
Director VAT, BASF

Benjamin Koller

Deputy Head of Tax and Financial Policy Department, BDI

Heidi Meburger-Bullock

Global Head of Corporate Tax and Customs, Freudenberg Group

Prof. Dr. Robert Risse

Chairman of the Expert Committee VI
Vienna University of Economics and Business

Prof. Dr. Christoph Schmidt

Chairman of the Expert Committee I
University of Public Administration and Finance, Ludwigsburg

Dr. Heino Weller

Chairman of the Expert Committee IV
Head of Target Groups, Markets, Frameworks and Market Standards, Datev

The advisory board

Ute Benzel,CPA/Chartered Tax Adviser

Regional Managing Partner, EY

Kirsten Birnbaum

Head of Global Tax, SAP

Prof. Dr. Christian Kaeser, Atty.

Global Head of Tax, Siemens

Prof. Dr. Rudolf Mellinghoff

President of the Federal Fiscal Court (ret.) and Chairman of the Center for Digitization of Tax Law at LMU (LMUDigiTax)

Dr. Achim Pross

Head of International Co-operation and
Tax Administration Division, Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, OECD

Prof. Dr. Hartmut Schwab

Chartered Tax Adviser President of the Federal Chamber of Tax Consultants and the Munich Chamber of Tax Consultants


Sabine Schrotz

Assistant to the board

Selina Stoll

"Innovation and digitalization will meet and
improve tax compliance requirements. and improve them.
For this, we need a tax process understanding
combined with data as well as meta-data.“
Prof. Dr. Robert Risse