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Source: CDU, CSU,


According to the plans for the gradual Reduction of the solidarity surcharge the Union group will continue to tilt the “solos” all the way.

Ralph Brinkhaus, the group’s Chairman, confirmed: “We continue to hold to the goal of the solos to be abolished.” By now, is to be eliminated in a first step, for 90 percent of the taxpayers in the solidaritär contribution, would millions of people in Germany, relieved. “You all will have more net from the gross, in the bag,” says Brinkhaus. “We in the Union but more to the aim of the solos for all taxpayers to abolish”. Just as had been promised at the introduction of the solos. According to Brinkhaus, the was “a question of reliability”.

The Alexander Dobrindt, head of the CSU land group calls. “The complete abolition must be made in the next parliamentary term.” Carsten Linnemann, Vice-Chairman and in charge of the economy will relieve the citizens more tax than originally planned. On Twitter, he also called for a complete abolition. “That would be credible and in conformity with the Constitution,” says Linnemann.

Background: The solidarity surcharge was introduced in 1991 to deal with after the reunification of the costs for the rebuilding of the East. At the beginning of the solos “than 7.5 percent of the markup on the wage -, income -, capital gains and corporate income was raised” tax. Since 1995, it is 5.5 percent. Have to pay the Soli similarly, the taxpayers in the West and in the East of Germany.


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