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.
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
Jan Körner, Atty.
Chairman of the Expert Committee IIIDirector VAT, BASF
Annette Linau, LL.M.
Chairwoman of the Expert Committee VHead of National Tax & DigitisationEvonik Industries AG
Prof. Dr. Robert Risse
Chairman of the Expert Committee VIVienna University of Economics and Business
Prof. Dr. Christoph Schmidt
Chairman of the Expert Committee IUniversity 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
Dr. Monika Wünnemann, Atty.
Member of the board and Treasurer Head of Taxand Fiscal Policy Department, BDI
The advisory board
Ute Benzel,CPA/Chartered Tax Adviser
Regional Managing Partner, EY
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
Assistant to the board
"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.“