The tax burden of German has increased in the past year, according to a media report. The tax rate was increased from 2018 to 22.8 percent of the nominal gross domestic product.

The were 0.4 percentage points more than in the previous year, reported the “Rheinische Post” citing a reply from the Federal government to a minor Interpellation of the FDP. In 2005, when Angela Merkel (CDU) was first Chancellor, was the rate of 19.6 percent.

FDP parliamentary group Deputy Christian Dürr criticised: “During the electoral program of the Union prominent so that is not advertised that the tax rate rises, our request, that the tax rate is on the rise again.”

The new year came a number of Changes in force, the taxpayers, especially families, to relieve. The relief package has a volume of 9.8 billion euros. For example, the tax of children was increased exemption amount. In addition, there is a repayment of the “cold Progression”, the income growth due to inflation, rising prices, due in part to the “eats”. Overall, you should be around 2.2 billion mined.

dpa