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Düsseldorf / Neuss

Michael Kalus

Dipl.-Ökonom (MEcon)

Auditor, Tax Consultant, Partner

  • Certified consultant in succession tax planning (DANSEF e.V.)

KBHT was founded by Michael Kalus in 1991. With more than 30 years of experience as a tax consultant and auditor, his focus is on serving small and medium-sized companies and corporate groups, family businesses and wealthy individuals, providing advice and support in all tax and business matters. As a certified consultant in succession tax planning, he also specialises in providing advice on succession planning and on inheritance and capital transfer tax. As a highly respected consultant and speaker, his expertise in tax and fiscal matters is sought after particularly by banks and Chambers of Industry and Commerce.

  • Small and medium-sized companies and corporate groups
  • Full tax service
  • Tax structuring services
  • Inheritance and capital transfer tax
  • Company succession
  • Succession tax planning
  • Business management consulting
  • Coaching
  • Restructuring
  • M&A transactions
  • Family businesses
  • Wealthy individuals
  • Languages: German and English


  • Born in Dortmund in 1957
  • Studies at the University of Duisburg/Essen, Diplom-Ökonom (Master of Economics) (1984)
  • Tax consultant since 1989, auditor since 1991
  • Tax and auditing work for a large medium-sized auditing firm in Düsseldorf (1984-1990)
  • Founding of KBHT (1991)


  • Fiscal and Tax Committee of the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (DIHK), Berlin
  • Düsseldorf Chamber of Tax Consultants
  • Düsseldorf Tax Consultants AssociationBerlin Chamber of Auditors
  • German Institute of Auditors
  • DANSEF - Deutsche Anwalts-, Notar- und Steuerberatervereinigung für Erb- und Familienrecht e.V. (German Association of Lawyers, Notaries and Tax Consultants for Inheritance and Family Law)
  • Publications and speaking engagements
  • Author of columns and articles
  • Speaker on tax and fiscal matters