Director, Inhouse Lawyer, Cologne
Klaus Strohner joined optegra as Salary Partner in the Cologne office in April 2012. He heads the wage tax unit as legal counsel and advises companies of all sizes on wage tax-related issues.
Before joining optegra, Klaus spent 3 years as a part of the HR services wage tax team at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Prior to that he worked for 8 years as Head of Payroll Tax Management at WTS AG Steuerberatungsgesellschaft, where he built up the wage tax advisory for the whole of Germany.
Before becoming a consultant, Klaus Strohner spent 2 years in the corporate tax department at a major international industrial corporation dealing with domestic and international tax law issues with a special focus on wage tax. Prior to that he was tax officer at the Federation of German Industries for 5 years where he represented the German industries’ position vis-a-vis ministries, authorities and other organisations. There, too, he specialised in wage tax law. Klaus Strohner has released numerous publications and regularly accepts public speaking engagements.
Klaus Strohner is a qualified lawyer and studied in Heidelberg, Lausanne and Cologne.
His native language is German but he also speaks English.