Munich (dpa) - Bavaria presents specific proposals for promoting work in the home office.

Finance Minister Albert Füracker (CSU) advocates improving the depreciation options for companies and permanently extending the home office flat rate for employees.

"We need as much home office as possible," said Füracker of the German press agency.

"Bavaria does not rely on legal obligations, but on tax incentives."

The corona pandemic has fueled the discussion about the home office.

"There are various possible adjusting screws," said the CSU politician.

As an example, Füracker cited the increase in the immediate depreciation for all low-value - but at least for digital - assets from 800 to 2,000 euros.

This means, for example, that a company could write off new laptops and monitors for employees in one tax year.

"Another clear incentive would be improved depreciation conditions for digital investments, such as software acquisition."

Since last year, employees have had a flat rate of 5 euros per working day in their own apartment, which is limited until the end of this year.

Bavaria demands that this flat rate be made permanent.

“For employees, home office should not be a subsidy business, and not just in pandemic times,” said the Bavarian finance minister.


In addition, Füracker called for general relief for the economy: “Companies need more room for investments in digital processes and home office.

We have to reduce the corporate tax burden to an internationally competitive 25 percent. "

In recent years several European countries have lowered their corporate taxes, but not Germany.

Companies and trade associations complain about this.