Karl Spangler

Partner, Tax, Head of Country Practice Austria

KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft

Remaining rooted in the domestic location and simultaneously be globally positioned with a great deal of innovation, many companies in Germany and Austria unite. Myself I also live an entrepreneurial spirit paired with a sense of homeland a global mindset, together with my wife and our four children.

My professional focus is on tax advisory services for inbound investments of Austrian groups of companies, especially in relation to their German subsidiaries and permanent establishments. Basis for high quality services and long-term client relationships is a high professional skillset in our teams and a close cooperation with KPMG colleagues in Austria. Additionally, good communication with Austrian and German management of the Austrian Headquarter as well as the German subsidiary is key to doing business with Austrian clients.

My clients and I have a trusting relationship. I am someone who is always trying to think a step ahead. My aim is to optimize your international tax strategy in the long term and to protect you from risks. I make sure that the necessary specialists and the right partners coordinate. All of these qualities ensure excellent quality and the appropriate approach in all KPMG services for you.

Based on my country profile and my mandate experience, I lead our Country Practice Austria within KPMG in Germany. As your contact, I have been working for KPMG since 1999 - wherever you are in the world.

  • High Growth Markets
  • International Markets
  • Middle Market
  • National Markets
  • Small Enterprises
  • Tax analytics
  • Tax solutions
  • Tax strategies
  • Tax Consultant & Master in Business Administration (Universität Regensburg)

  • Head of Tax of the KPMG Austria Inbound Practice

  • Chairman of the Tax Steering Committee at the Chamber of Commerce (IHK) Regensburg

  • Member of the Tax Steering Committee at the German Chamber of Commerce (DIHK), Berlin

  • My kids

  • Skiing

  • Golf

  • Horse riding