The DKG received the following notice dated December 17, 2012, ref. 143/212/71066 K45, from the Munich Tax Office (Finanzamt), Corporations Dept.:
In accordance with the statutes submitted to us, the Deutsche Kniegesellschaft (German Knee Society) e.V. corporation, c/o Department for Orthopedics and Sports Orthopedics at the University Hospital Klinikum rechts der Isar, Ismaninger Str. 22, 81675 Munich, exclusively and directly serves tax-favored purposes as defined by Sections 51 et seq. of the German Fiscal Code and is classed as a corporation, association or estate as stipulated in Section 5(1)(9) of the German Corporate Income Tax Law (Körperschaftsteuergesetz).
A provisional certificate to this effect has been issued.