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.


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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