Finance Court Düsseldorf

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The Düsseldorf Finance Court is one of three finance courts in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia .

Seat and District of the Court

The Düsseldorf Finance Court has its seat in Düsseldorf and is locally responsible for the Düsseldorf administrative region with its over 5 million inhabitants. It is responsible for customs and excise tax matters as well as questions relating to the common market organization of the European Communities for the entire area of ​​North Rhine-Westphalia.

It is the task of the court to provide legal protection against incorrect notices in tax, customs and child benefit matters.

The other North Rhine-Westphalian finance courts are the Finance Court in Cologne and the Finance Court in Münster .


The courthouse

The court is located at Ludwig-Erhard-Allee 21 in Düsseldorf - in the local justice center at the main train station (Bertha-von-Suttner-Platz).


The Düsseldorf Finance Court was established on February 1, 1949 by ordinance of the British military government. It originally comprised four panels in Düsseldorf and two more in Cologne . With the adoption of the tax court order in 1966, the Düsseldorf tax court, like all tax courts, was given the rank of higher regional court. Due to the constant increase in the number of proceedings and the enlargement of the court, the Foreign Senate in Cologne became an independent Finance Court in Cologne in 1980 .


The finance court decides with a panel of three professional judges and two honorary judges; in simpler cases, the decision can be transferred to a single judge. Since the financial jurisdiction has a two-tier structure, the Düsseldorf Finance Court is the only factual instance . The higher-level court is the Federal Finance Court . As of January 1, 2011, the Düsseldorf Finance Court had 16 senates with a total of 115 employees, including 54 judges.


At the head of the Düsseldorf Finance Court is its president.

Previous incumbents:

See also

Web links

Commons : Justizzentrum Ludwig-Erhard-Allee  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Ordinance No. 175 - Re-establishment of Revenue Courts, British Zone Ordinance Gazette 1948, 385

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