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Soli may end up before the Federal Constitutional Court


The Federal Fiscal Court has postponed the decision on the solidarity surcharge. The question of whether the state is still allowed to levy the tax at all may be clarified in Karlsruhe.

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Federal Fiscal Court: Decision will be announced on January 30th

Photo: Peter Kneffel / dpa

The Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe may have to decide on the end of the solidarity surcharge.

On January 30, the Federal Fiscal Court in Munich intends to announce the decision as to whether a lawsuit against the levy, which is now only paid by higher earners, will be submitted to the highest German court in Karlsruhe.

This is what BFH President Hans-Josef Thesling said on Tuesday at the end of the oral hearing.

A tendency left the IX.

Senate, however, do not recognize.

The plaintiffs have applied for this in a legal dispute with the Aschaffenburg tax office that has been going on for three years, and the lawsuit is supported by the taxpayers' association.

They argue that the surcharge became unconstitutional after the Solidarity Pact II expired because the original purpose – the financing of German unity – no longer applies.

In addition, the plaintiffs and their lawyers accuse the federal government of violating the principle of equality in the Basic Law, because only a small minority of taxpayers have to pay the tax, but not the vast majority.


Source: spiegel

All business articles on 2023-01-17

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