Germans to stop paying solidarity tax

Published: August 11, 2019

FRANKFURT: Majority of German taxpayers will no longer have to pay a ‘solidarity tax’ introduced after the reunification of the country almost quarter of a century ago to support poorer eastern states, according to a draft law seen by Reuters. The government, comprising Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and Finance Minister Olaf Scholz’s centre-left Social Democrats, in their 2018 coalition agreement laid down plans to help citizens on small and medium incomes.  

Published in The Express Tribune, August 11th, 2019.

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