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Tax specialists at BASF

Global, responsible, challenging.


Tax specialists optimize the global tax position of the BASF Group and ensure that the company complies with all legal regulations and our stringent internal policies.

Our Corporate Tax department is based at our headquarters in Ludwigshafen. It manages central  responsibilities and is the contact for the entire BASF Group. Here and at many other locations within Germany and abroad, our experts deal with tax issues relating to mergers & acquisitions, tax compliance and intercompany transfer pricing, tax audits, and many other matters.

By applying our governance function in tax-related issues, we create added value for BASF – and thus contribute to the overall success of BASF. We make sure that the company complies with regulations by strictly adhering to internal policies and BASF's highest standards of business principles.

Our Corporate Tax department not only offers you responsible and challenging tasks but also excellent development opportunities in an international company.

Are you an expert in tax-related issues? Do you have knowledge in tax consulting or tax administration? You are currently working as a

  • Tax adviser
  • Tax assistant
  • Accountant

Or have you just graduated from university after achieving excellent grades in, for example, tax/economic law, business or finance?

We also offer internships for students specializing in tax.

In whichever way you want to join our company: We are looking forward to meeting you.

In whichever way you want to join our company: We are looking forward to meeting you.

We plan for the long term with our employees. For this reason, we allow ourselves a closer look at who we want to employ. If you apply to join our team and bring the necessary qualifications with you, we will organize an interview day for you. This day generally includes several one-on-one meetings with our technical experts and managers, and is an excellent opportunity for both parties to get to know each other better.

We are looking for personalities that combine a persuasive and creative attitude with a strong sense of responsibility.

Your role as a business partner means that you think in terms of solutions rather than problems. You take a diligent yet strategic approach to work.

You will not only need your expertise on tax regulation matters but also your understanding of complex economic relations in an international environment.

Join a team of highly qualified tax specialists to continually develop both your professional and personal skills and strengths.

Your entrepreneurial spirit and your analytical skills will help you to sustain the long-term profit and success of the BASF Group – in cooperation with both internal and external partners.

Tax specialists at BASF are responsible for reconciling business interests and tax optimization for BASF while at the same time complying with all legal regulations and BASF's strict business principles.

Your responsibilities as a tax specialist at BASF include:

  • Managing and monitoring tax compliance
  • Issuing inter-company transfer pricing guidelines, monitoring their implementation and providing advice
  • Structuring M&A transactions from a tax point of view
  • Globally developing strategies to optimize tax payments within the BASF Group
  • Managing tax issues related to operating divisions, regions, and all functions
  • Contributing tax aspects for financial accounting and financial statements for the BASF Group
  • Coordinating and monitoring wage tax issues in cooperation with all involved functions
  • Giving tax advice on indirect taxes as well as custom duties to operating divisions, regions, and functions