Real estate purchase tax in the federal states of Germany

Federal landPercentDate
Baden-Württemberg 5%с 05.11.2011
Bavaria3,5%-
Berlin 6%с 01.01.2014
Brandenburg 6,5%с 01.07.2015
Bremen 5%с 01.01.2014
Hamburg 4,5%с 01.01.2009
Hessen 6%с 01.08.2014
Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania 5%с 01.07.2012
Lower Saxony 5%с 01.01.2014
North Rhine-Westphalia6,5%с 01.01.2015
Rhineland-Palatinate 5%с 01.03.2012
Saar6,5%с 01.01.2015
Saxony 3,5%-
Saxony-Anhalt 5%с 01.03.2012
Schleswig-Holstein 6,5%с 01.01.2014
Thuringia 5%from 07.04.2011 until 31.12.2016
Thuringia 6,5%с 01.01.2017 the change!!!

Please note that the tax on the acquisition of real estate in the federal state of Thuringia will increase by 1.5% to 6.5%, the changes will take effect from January 1 2017.