What can the press use the tax list information for?

The permitted use of the tax lists by the press is limited compared with previously. The tax lists are distributed in electronic form to the press subject to the condition that an agreement has been established between the Directorate of Taxes and the individual editorial office. The tax list information can only be used in connection with the independent editorial work of the press.

The press cannot make available or distribute all or parts of the tax lists concerning personal taxpayers in a searchable form on the internet or elsewhere. Nevertheless, the press may refer to private individuals in newspaper articles and prepare 'rich lists'.