I am a Turkish national, pay taxes in Turkey, but also if live & work & pay taxes in a Germany, can the German government know & learn that I also pay taxes to Turkey?

  • Why would the tax bureau of country B care about that?
    – Philipp
    Jun 16, 2020 at 14:51
  • @Philipp there are a lot of reasons, but just assume that they care.
    – Our
    Jun 16, 2020 at 14:53
  • The only issue is whether you are misreporting your taxable assets to country B.
    – chepner
    Jun 16, 2020 at 14:54
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    Depends entirely on which countries and what the circumstances are. Some information sharing does exist. This could even help you, by allowing you to get a foreign tax credit against taxes paid in one of the countries. Nothing can be said for certain without knowing your situation. Jun 16, 2020 at 14:56
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    Are you a citizen of Turkey or of Germany or of neither? E.g. if you are a US citizen, you also owe taxes to the US on your worldwide income but you get a credit against the taxes due to the US for taxes paid to other countries. Since you live and pay taxes in Germany, what is your legal status in Germany? Jun 16, 2020 at 15:59

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There are international agreements between countries to enable exchange of information via FATCA for US and CRS internationally.

Both Turkey and Germany are signatories. All banks report qualifying accounts to country regulators and is available for exchange with member countries.

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