Is a shame: millions of German figures, in the meantime, the top rate of tax

The response of the Federal government to a request of the Left, which is the "Süddeutsche Zeitung". For 2018, the government estimates the number at four mil

Is a shame: millions of German figures, in the meantime, the top rate of tax

The response of the Federal government to a request of the Left, which is the "Süddeutsche Zeitung". For 2018, the government estimates the number at four million. Half of the contributors earn 5000 to almost 7000 Euro gross per month. the Thus, the top set of already covered workers who get only 1.5 times the average wage. , In 1965 someone had to earn 15 times the average wage to pay the top rate.

in the light of the full budgetary funds, the achieved in 2019 to a Surplus of 50 billion euros, has begun a debate about whether or not the taxes for the middle class would have to decline. In an unusual Alliance, both the FDP party leader Christian Lindner as well as Left party leader Dietmar Bartsch demand, to relieve the workers of the center. "We should get skilled workers and people with average income of the top taxation on out," said Bartsch of the SZ. "We need a big tax reform, which provides small and medium-sized income better. Anyone who has less than 7100 euros gross per month, should pay less."

taxes: "It's a shame,"

"It's a shame that the top rate of tax has been deep in the middle of the company's pre-eat," said Lindner. "Here we are not talking about Manager and professional footballer, but the skilled worker in the auto industry or the personnel officer in a medium-sized operation. We urgently need tax reform, and the work ends in mid-to Breathe and makes it clear that additional effort is worthwhile". The Federal government rejects a wide tax reform for the middle so far. Content check: The gross-to-net calculator 2020, much net is left for them by the gross

Supported by low interest rates, the Federal government has achieved in the past year, despite the weak economy, a record surplus of 13.5 billion euros. To do this, 5.5 billion, which were not different than planned taken now, but from a reserve come. For the third Time in 2015, the Federal government thus has a financial year with double-digit Surplus. The previous record was 2015 at 12.1 billion.

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what to do with the money?

CSU leader Markus Söder suggested to use the money for a reduction in electricity prices. "All of them had what both companies and consumers," said the Bavarian Prime Minister on the sidelines of the closed meeting of the CSU parliamentary group in the upper Bavarian monastery of Seeon. It's conceivable that a reduction in the levy for Renewable energies (EEG) or the electricity is expensive.

economy Minister Peter Altmaier (CDU) calls for taxes to be longer, lower companies and a complete abolition of the solidarity surcharge.

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Updated Date: 22 January 2020, 01:00

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