29. Income tax expense

in € thousand 2010 2009
Current tax expense -316 -47
Deferred tax liabilities - domestic companies -11,889 -3,165
Deferred tax liabilities - foreign companies -2,975 -2,499
  -15,180 -5,711

In measuring deferred taxes, the tax rates applicable in accordance with IAS 12 are those valid under current legislation at the date at which the temporary differences will probably reverse. In 2010, a corporate tax rate of 15% was used for the companies in Germany. In addition, a solidarity surcharge of 5.5% on the calculated corporation tax was recognised. The respective local taxes were applied for companies in other countries.

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