Annual Report 2019

49 Auditors’ Fees

In the fiscal year, the following fees (including expenses and excluding VAT) have been credited for the services rendered by the Group auditors KPMG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft:

in € million









Other confirmation services



Tax consultancy services







All of the services rendered were consistent with the activities performed as the auditor of the annual financial statements and consolidated financial statements of Vonovia SE. The fee paid for auditing services performed by KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft relates to the audit of the consolidated financial statements and annual financial statements of Vonovia SE as well as to various audits of annual financial statements and a review of one set of annual financial statements of Group companies. The consolidated interim financial statements were reviewed and the financial statements were audited in accordance with audit standard IDW PS 490.

The other confirmation services include reviews of reconciliations on the interest threshold based on audit standard IDW PS 900, business audits performed in accordance with Section 2 of the Act on the Code of Professional Practice for German Public Auditors (WPO) on compliance with the regulations governing loans granted by the German government-owned development bank KfW and business audits pursuant to ISAE 3000 relating to various housing assistance reports. Other confirmation services also include services associated with the issue of comfort letters pursuant to audit standard IDW PS 910 and the issue of valuation certificates.