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Germans to stop paying solidarity tax

The Express Tribune 2019-08-11 13:49:24

The govern­ment in their 2018 coalit­ion agreem­ent laid down plans to help citize­ns on small and medium income­s

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.