Ehegattensplitting: How did Germany’s marriage tax law become so controversial?
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Ehegattensplitting: How did Germany’s marriage tax law become so controversial?

Ehegattensplitting, literally translated as “spouse splitting,” is a German policy which allows married couples to save taxes by dividing their income. Some argue that the policy, in place since the 1950s, should be abolished.

Germany collects record amount of ‘dog tax’ as passion for pups spikes amid pandemic

Germany collects record amount of ‘dog tax’ as passion for pups spikes amid pandemic

How to save money on your taxes for pandemic year 2020 (and what to watch out for)
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How to save money on your taxes for pandemic year 2020 (and what to watch out for)

EXPLAINED: what you need to know about Germany’s ‘Kurzarbeit’ job support scheme
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EXPLAINED: what you need to know about Germany’s ‘Kurzarbeit’ job support scheme

What you need to know about tax changes in Germany in 2021
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What you need to know about tax changes in Germany in 2021

‘One of the biggest tax cuts in German history’: What the ‘Soli’ change means for you
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‘One of the biggest tax cuts in German history’: What the ‘Soli’ change means for you

How to get financial support and save money in Germany in 2021
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How to get financial support and save money in Germany in 2021

How Germany plans to increase child benefits and provide tax relief

How Germany plans to increase child benefits and provide tax relief

Rundfunkbeitrag: Germany’s state leaders give green light to raise TV tax

Rundfunkbeitrag: Germany’s state leaders give green light to raise TV tax

Politicians reject mooted unemployment insurance hike

Politicians reject mooted unemployment insurance hike

Unemployment insurance tipped to rise

Unemployment insurance tipped to rise

CDU state premiers step up attack on Merkel’s tax cuts

CDU state premiers step up attack on Merkel’s tax cuts

Revealed: Germany’s worst public spending sins of 2020
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Revealed: Germany’s worst public spending sins of 2020

What you need to know about tax changes in Germany in 2020
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What you need to know about tax changes in Germany in 2020

Tampon tax: Campaigners to fight for free menstrual products throughout Germany

Tampon tax: Campaigners to fight for free menstrual products throughout Germany

Denmark hits German bank with multi-million euro fine over tax fraud

Denmark hits German bank with multi-million euro fine over tax fraud

Why German taxpayers don’t pocket their own cash until mid-July

Why German taxpayers don’t pocket their own cash until mid-July

Kindergeld: What you need to know about Germany’s child support payments
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Kindergeld: What you need to know about Germany’s child support payments

What you need to know about filing your tax return in Germany
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What you need to know about filing your tax return in Germany

Update: What you need to know about the German property tax reform that affects us all
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Update: What you need to know about the German property tax reform that affects us all

How tickets for long-distance trains in Germany could become much cheaper

How tickets for long-distance trains in Germany could become much cheaper

EXPLAINED: What to do if your German bank account is frozen
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EXPLAINED: What to do if your German bank account is frozen

Everything that changes in Germany in March 2019
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Everything that changes in Germany in March 2019

Should people without children be forced to pay more tax in Germany?
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Should people without children be forced to pay more tax in Germany?

Finance Minister refuses to budge on tax relief

Finance Minister refuses to budge on tax relief

Crossed wires: why church tax is causing extra stress for expat tax payers
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Crossed wires: why church tax is causing extra stress for expat tax payers

Germany cracks down on Amazon and Ebay sales tax cheats

Germany cracks down on Amazon and Ebay sales tax cheats

Government agrees multi-billion euro tax relief ‘to help poor families’

Government agrees multi-billion euro tax relief ‘to help poor families’

French bank ordered to pay back German lender millions in massive tax fraud case

French bank ordered to pay back German lender millions in massive tax fraud case

New German budget: (slightly) more money in taxpayers’ pockets

New German budget: (slightly) more money in taxpayers’ pockets

Germany’s top court just made a landmark ruling that affects us all. Here’s how
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Germany’s top court just made a landmark ruling that affects us all. Here’s how

What’s next for Americans who are behind on their taxes?
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What’s next for Americans who are behind on their taxes?

Middle-income earners to keep hundreds of euros under proposed tax plan

Middle-income earners to keep hundreds of euros under proposed tax plan

US tax reform promises big income boost for German carmakers

US tax reform promises big income boost for German carmakers

Swiss man who spied on German tax officials avoids jail time

Swiss man who spied on German tax officials avoids jail time

Why did Berlin dog owners pay over €11 million in ‘dog tax’ last year?

Why did Berlin dog owners pay over €11 million in ‘dog tax’ last year?

Swiss ‘tax spy’ goes on trial in Frankfurt over espionage claims

Swiss ‘tax spy’ goes on trial in Frankfurt over espionage claims

Germany and France plan to introduce new tax on internet giants

Germany and France plan to introduce new tax on internet giants

Germany probes three Swiss spies on suspicion of snooping on tax authorities: report

Germany probes three Swiss spies on suspicion of snooping on tax authorities: report

Switzerland and Germany sign ‘no spying’ agreement: report

Switzerland and Germany sign ‘no spying’ agreement: report

Suspected Swiss spy arrested in Germany

Suspected Swiss spy arrested in Germany

Expert US expat tax help for Americans living in Germany
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Expert US expat tax help for Americans living in Germany

Should Germans have to pay tax on pet cats?

Should Germans have to pay tax on pet cats?

Berlin drafts law aimed at shell company tax cheats

Berlin drafts law aimed at shell company tax cheats

Swiss charge banker who helped nab German tax cheats

Swiss charge banker who helped nab German tax cheats

Google CEO defends Europe tax practices

Google CEO defends Europe tax practices

Mandatory broadcaster fees go before high court

Mandatory broadcaster fees go before high court

‘Tax petrol more to pay for migrant crisis’

‘Tax petrol more to pay for migrant crisis’

Germany and Greece step up fight against tax evasion

Germany and Greece step up fight against tax evasion

Police raid DFB over 2006 bribery allegations

Police raid DFB over 2006 bribery allegations

Bought data could net NRW taxman €600m

Bought data could net NRW taxman €600m

I’m not scared of polls or my own party: Merkel

I’m not scared of polls or my own party: Merkel

Government pays foreign spies’ Oktoberfest costs

Government pays foreign spies’ Oktoberfest costs

Strong economy puts Germany in surplus

Strong economy puts Germany in surplus

Tax take jumps 7.3 percent in November

Tax take jumps 7.3 percent in November

‘Reform business inheritance tax’ court tells MPs

‘Reform business inheritance tax’ court tells MPs

US sues Deutsche Bank over tax scam

US sues Deutsche Bank over tax scam

The end of ‘soli’? Not so fast, hope states

The end of ‘soli’? Not so fast, hope states

Germany to increase spending by €10 billion

Germany to increase spending by €10 billion

German firms cut secret Luxembourg tax deals

German firms cut secret Luxembourg tax deals

Germany slips in world business rankings

Germany slips in world business rankings

CDU-CSU strife grows over road toll plans

CDU-CSU strife grows over road toll plans

Flock flees Church over tax and opulence shock

Flock flees Church over tax and opulence shock

Merkel’s party mutinies over tax cuts

Merkel’s party mutinies over tax cuts

UBS pays Germany €300m in tax fight

UBS pays Germany €300m in tax fight

Workers in Germany pay record tax sum

Workers in Germany pay record tax sum

Court mulls sex tax for tantra massage

Court mulls sex tax for tantra massage

Germans seize 14,000 offshore account details

Germans seize 14,000 offshore account details

Income taxes ‘to be cut from 2016’

Income taxes ‘to be cut from 2016’

Finance minister: Taxes could be cut

Finance minister: Taxes could be cut

Tax income hits March record

Tax income hits March record

SPD: Restore 45-percent investment tax

SPD: Restore 45-percent investment tax

Thousands of tax evaders come forward to declare

Thousands of tax evaders come forward to declare

Bayern boss: ‘I was crazy but I’m no parasite’

Bayern boss: ‘I was crazy but I’m no parasite’

Bayern boss Hoeneß prepares for tax trial

Bayern boss Hoeneß prepares for tax trial

Hassle-free tax preparation for Americans in Germany

Hassle-free tax preparation for Americans in Germany

Dog tax hits Berlin tourists

Dog tax hits Berlin tourists

Freelancing in Germany – nine tips to survive

Freelancing in Germany – nine tips to survive

Merkel ally quits over tax scandal

Merkel ally quits over tax scandal

‘Champagne socialist’ mayor loses his fizz

‘Champagne socialist’ mayor loses his fizz

Hoeneß case prompts tax evaders to declare

Hoeneß case prompts tax evaders to declare

Sex party couple accused of €1m tax fraud

Sex party couple accused of €1m tax fraud

Commerzbank staff hit by huge tax raids

Commerzbank staff hit by huge tax raids

Tax coffers swell again on shopping and jobs

Tax coffers swell again on shopping and jobs

Germany eyes €14 billion tax windfall

Germany eyes €14 billion tax windfall

Banks ‘claimed €10 billion extra tax rebate’

Banks ‘claimed €10 billion extra tax rebate’

Munich double charges thousands of taxpayers

Munich double charges thousands of taxpayers

Germany wastes billions on bizarre projects

Germany wastes billions on bizarre projects

Indebted Berlin hikes tax on property sales

Indebted Berlin hikes tax on property sales

CDU softens stance on tax hikes in ally search

CDU softens stance on tax hikes in ally search

Tax hikes likely for majority of Germans

Tax hikes likely for majority of Germans

Toilet queen caught ‘up to knees in tips’

Toilet queen caught ‘up to knees in tips’

Bayern Munich boss to battle fresh tax claims

Bayern Munich boss to battle fresh tax claims

Tax evaders copy Bayern boss and confess

Tax evaders copy Bayern boss and confess

Tax officials ‘sniff out evaders with sixth sense’

Tax officials ‘sniff out evaders with sixth sense’

Are Germany’s high tax rates fair?

Are Germany’s high tax rates fair?

Minister unveils tax break plan for families

Minister unveils tax break plan for families

Court: gay and straight tax breaks must match

Court: gay and straight tax breaks must match

Most would increase tax on the wealthy

Most would increase tax on the wealthy

President: dodging tax is ‘anti-social’

President: dodging tax is ‘anti-social’

Painter Baselitz raided in tax avoidance move

Painter Baselitz raided in tax avoidance move

Tourist tax to hit summer Berlin trippers

Tourist tax to hit summer Berlin trippers

Swiss CD sparks nationwide tax raids

Swiss CD sparks nationwide tax raids

German pension tax bills anger Austrians

German pension tax bills anger Austrians

Greens call for 22 cent tax on plastic bags

Greens call for 22 cent tax on plastic bags

Germany, France, UK: big firms must pay tax

Germany, France, UK: big firms must pay tax

Germany and UK: close corporate tax loopholes

Germany and UK: close corporate tax loopholes

Schumacher: I’ll leave Switzerland over taxes

Schumacher: I’ll leave Switzerland over taxes

Catholics to exclude church tax dodgers

Catholics to exclude church tax dodgers

Minister demands tax break for gay couples

Minister demands tax break for gay couples

Germany buys data on suspected tax dodgers

Germany buys data on suspected tax dodgers

German research centres face huge back-tax bill

German research centres face huge back-tax bill

Tax dodgers will face higher charges

Tax dodgers will face higher charges

Cabinet approves tax deal on money hidden in Switzerland

Cabinet approves tax deal on money hidden in Switzerland

Rösler promises tax cuts for 2013

Rösler promises tax cuts for 2013

Report: higher tobacco tax only helps smugglers

Report: higher tobacco tax only helps smugglers

Tax cuts only to help FDP, Steinmeier says

Tax cuts only to help FDP, Steinmeier says

Oliver Kahn fined for tax evasion on fancy clothes from Dubai

Oliver Kahn fined for tax evasion on fancy clothes from Dubai

Ramsauer blasts EU diesel tax hike

Ramsauer blasts EU diesel tax hike

More tax for less: Germans fear for future

More tax for less: Germans fear for future

‘Mini-jobs’ work against families, study finds

‘Mini-jobs’ work against families, study finds

Income tax could vary by city under government plan

Income tax could vary by city under government plan

State to borrow less than feared in 2011

State to borrow less than feared in 2011

Home offices should be tax-deductible, court rules

Home offices should be tax-deductible, court rules

FDP gears up for fresh tax cut battle

FDP gears up for fresh tax cut battle

Swiss MP threatens fire with fire over bank data

Swiss MP threatens fire with fire over bank data

Cities face dire finances

Cities face dire finances

Merkel admits tax cut plan may fail

Merkel admits tax cut plan may fail

Press mauls new government plans

Press mauls new government plans

Child benefit hikes in doubt as budget tightens

Child benefit hikes in doubt as budget tightens

Merkel rules out raising sales tax

Merkel rules out raising sales tax

Greens make nuclear shutdown a coalition condition

Greens make nuclear shutdown a coalition condition

CSU pushes for more tax reductions to spur growth

CSU pushes for more tax reductions to spur growth

SPD to target wealthy as report says middle classes pay more tax

SPD to target wealthy as report says middle classes pay more tax

Former Deutsche Post chief indicted in tax scandal

Former Deutsche Post chief indicted in tax scandal

Germany leads opposition to EU sales tax cuts

Germany leads opposition to EU sales tax cuts

SPD mulling measures against Liechtenstein and Swiss banks

SPD mulling measures against Liechtenstein and Swiss banks

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Rostock trial probing alleged blackmail of Liechtenstein bank

Tycoon gets suspended sentence in Liechtenstein tax trial

Tycoon gets suspended sentence in Liechtenstein tax trial

SPD calls for higher taxes on the rich

SPD calls for higher taxes on the rich

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Fresh raids planned on German tax dodgers: report

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CSU demands better tax breaks for commuters

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Source offers list of 30,000 German tax evaders

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German tax scandal informer says life in danger

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Liechtenstein PM seeks deal over tax row

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Amnesty for Berlin tax dodgers