Bundesfinanzdirektion

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Federal Head Office of Finance
Bundesfinanzdirektion
Agency overview
Formed 1 January 2008
Jurisdiction Government of Germany
Headquarters Hamburg, Cologne, Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, Nuremberg, Potsdam
Minister responsible
Parent agency Federal Ministry of Finance
Child agency

The Bundesfinanzdirektionen replaced the federal parts of the Oberfinanzdirektionen in Germany. This was decided by the Finance Ministry in its draft concept on the future of the federal financial administration on November 6, 2006 and the Law on federal financial adimistration (Finanzverwaltungsgestz) was changed accordingly on the January 1, 2008. The Bundesfinanzdirektionen are the supreme authority for the main customs offices. On the 01. January 2016 the Bundesfinanzdirektionen, the Zollkriminalamt and the Bildungs- und Wissenschaftszentrum der Bundesfinanzverwaltung are transformed into one Generallzolldirektion.[1][2]

The Bundesfinanzdirektionen are located in:

Hamburg (North)
main customs offices: Hamburg-Hafen, Hamburg-Jonas, Hamburg-Stadt, Itzehoe, Kiel, Stralsund, Oldenburg and Bremen
Cologne (West)
main customs offices: Münster, Aachen, Dortmund, Duisburg, Düsseldorf, Cologne, Krefeld, Frankfurt International Airport and Giessen
Neustadt an der Weinstrasse (Southwest)
main customs offices: Koblenz, Heilbronn, Karlsruhe, Lörrach, Singen, Stuttgart, Ulm, Saarbrücken and Darmstadt
Nuremberg (Southeast)
main customs offices: Erfurt, Landshut, Munich, Nuremberg, Regensburg, Rosenheim, Schweinfurt and Augsburg
Potsdam (Center)
main customs offices:Berlin, Frankfurt an der Oder, Potsdam, Dresden, Hanover, Magdeburg, Braunschweig, Bielefeld and Osnabrück.

The customs and consumption tax directorates of the Oberfinanzdirektionen Chemnitz (located in Dresden), Karlsruhe (located in Freiburg im Breisgau), Koblenz (located in Neustadt an der Weinstrasse), Cottbus (located in Potsdam), Hamburg, Cologne and Nuremberg are closed. The subordinate main customs offices are divided between the new Bundesfinanzdirektionen and some main customs offices have been attached to other Bundesfinanzdirektionen to make the BFD districts more even. This organisational change in the federal financial administration aims to evenly allocate the workload between the Bundesfinanzdirektionen. This is why the economically weak east of Germany has only one Bundesfinanzdirektion and the strong south and west have three BFDs in Cologne, Nuremberg and Neustadt an der Weinstrasse.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Zoll.de Press-Release (German)
  2. ^ e.zoll-info 9/2014 and e.zoll-info 4/2015 (not for public)