The government parties disagree as to the Reform of the land tax, introduced by Finance Minister Olaf Scholz (SPD). On the verge of a Federal-state Meeting, the Vice-Chairman of the Union faction in the Bundestag, Andreas Jung said: “The CDU/CSU parliamentary group in the German Bundestag, rejects the Federal Minister of Finance, Scholz proposed value-based model of a fundamental tax reform.” The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung writes.

The Federal constitutional court has demanded because of the outdated method of calculation of the tax Reform. This should be decided by the end of 2019 from the Bundestag and the Bundesrat. By Scholz in November, submitted the reform proposal, as in the past, approximately 14 billion euros will flow of revenue for municipalities and cities.

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Bavaria’s Finance Minister Albert Füracker (CSU) already in November, the proposal for reform of Scholz. In a meeting of the Finance Committee of the Bundestag in December, Union members, according to SPIEGEL information, had criticised the concept: It was too complicated, unfair, and unconstitutional.

Scholz: “the Constitution, social justice, and fair”

Scholz appearance responded immediately to his boys and said in the Friday edition of the süddeutsche Zeitung, he was “in all the criticism I hear, still under the impression that the value of the convinced-dependent model: The Constitution is firm, fair and socially responsible manner”. Scholz favored a so-called value-dependent model that, among other things, the net rent is taken into account.

Schleswig-Holstein Finance Minister Monika Heinold (Green) provides for the Reform of the property tax because of a dispute in Berlin at risk. The German press Agency she said: “The Grand coalition is divided in the Reform of property tax so low that our local communities have to fear one of their main sources of income.” Alone in Schleswig-Holstein municipalities will take per year to around 450 million euros by the tax.

The Kiel Minister called on the Union and the SPD, “viable working relationship, and to the Federal Council to present a bill that ensures the revenue base of our local authorities”. She had expected the invitation to the Ministry of Finance, Scholz am presenting next Monday at the meeting with the countries of a proposal in the coalition Agreement. “And the Grand coalition means that the CSU is on Board and Bavaria abandons its fundamental attitude of blockade.”


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