27. Income tax expense

in € thousand 2011 2010
Current tax expense -3,372 -2,453
Deferred tax liabilities – domestic companies -30,634 -99,383
Deferred tax liabilities – foreign companies -972 -2,975
  -34,978 -104,811

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 2011, 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 and 16.45% in trade tax were recognised.

The respective local tax rates were applied for foreign companies.

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