Grand coalition parties want to relieve the burden on citizens and businesses

"We need to improve the business environment, in order to remain internationally competitive," said Peter Altmaier, the German press Agency. "Our businesses

Grand coalition parties want to relieve the burden on citizens and businesses

"We need to improve the business environment, in order to remain internationally competitive," said Peter Altmaier, the German press Agency. "Our businesses need more air to Breathe, so that you can make the key investments in the technologies of the future. This includes tax relief and cutting red tape belong to.“ Altmaier calls for longer, lower business taxes and the complete abolition of the solidarity surcharge, the SPD is against it.

the SPD and the trade unions focus on tax cuts for average earners

Norbert Walter-Borjans (SPD) said the "süddeutsche Zeitung" from Friday: "We have to decide: do we Want the small-and middle-income are allowed to keep more of your wages? I think so, Yes.“

Also, the German trade Union Federation (DGB) called for a tax cut for small and medium-sized income. The so released at the end of the money flow directly into the consumption and strength of the domestic economy, said Executive Board member Stefan Körzell the "New Osnabrücker Zeitung" of Friday. Content check: The gross-to-net calculator 2020 As much net them by the gross

Federal government accounted for billion surpluses

remains Supported by low interest rates, the Federal government had achieved in the past year, despite the weak economy, a record surplus of 13.5 billion euros. Left, FDP and AfD had requested to use it for relief in taxes.

The SPD Co-chair Saskia esque had reductions in receivables, after tax, by contrast, approximately one and a half weeks still rejected. "I think this is really a dangerous proposal, to reduce taxes," she said of the Bavarian radio. They demanded instead a "long-term investment plan," regardless of cash position, and cyclical investing could be.

About 3.5 million citizens pay a top tax rate

at the beginning of the week, the control had been fueled debate in addition, as it became known, that more than 3.5 million people in 2015, had to pay the top tax rate - and the trend is sharply on the rise. Many workers would be explained with a medium salary to top earners, criticized the Left party leader Dietmar Bartsch as a result.

Walter-Borjans, not stressed now, what is crucial is the taxation of the last earned Euro, but the percentage from the total income to the Finanzamt. This average tax rate is spent for the majority of between 15 and 25 percent. "We should reduce still noticeable."

In an Interview with the "Handelsblatt" he had previously referred to proposals of the SPD prior to the last Federal election: "The top tax rate should only come into play with a higher income than today, the record, moreover, is rising." To said the demands for a Reform of the corporate tax he is there: "it is Because I would rush things. Just because the Federal government has Surpluses, or someone fears that the economy could be weaker, let us at this point, not drifting.“

Walter-Borjans, expected tax cuts of 30 billion Euro.

The "SZ"report, according to Walter-Borjans, is forecasting a tax relief to small and medium income, with state revenue losses of at least 30 billion euros. "Then the decision is: do we want to dispense with good schools, roads, Bus and rail links, hospitals and finally a stable mobile? Or on investment in humanity and social cohesion? I think no!“ Then there is only one way out: "tax loopholes are closed with the Top income and assets to the financing of the community to participate and to Finance part of the investments in the future in the future: through loans. So how successful companies do that too.“

The DGB calls for the top rate of tax from 42 to 49 per cent - this rate will only apply in the case of an income of at 74,500 euros. Today, this set is already on income above a taxable income of around 56.000 Euro.

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Friedrich Merz (CDU), wants to give back "to citizens and do something,"

Ex-Union parliamentary leader Friedrich Merz spoke in favour of "citizens and businesses to give something back". "I think the Union would be willing to appropriate reforms to tackle," he told the "Saarbrücker Zeitung" of Friday. Your tax return in 30 minutes

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Updated Date: 26 January 2020, 01:00

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