Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Study: municipalities increase on a broad Front base and trade tax – FOCUS Online

towns, cities and municipalities turning to a current study more strongly to the control screw, and make it as Live and do business more expensive.

In the past five years, have increased 53 percent of the municipalities at least once, the business tax. The house and apartment owners as well as tenants to pay land tax was even increased by 61 percent of the municipalities, as a on Tuesday submitted study by the consulting company Ernst & Young revealed. Only one percent of the municipalities have reduced during the same period, the taxes.

The business tax is since 2010 an average of 21 percentage points, increased the land tax by 42 points. Alone in the first half of 2016, 14 percent of the municipalities would have set the estate tax up twelve percent of the assessment rate for the industry increased tax.

regionally, there are large differences: Almost every second municipality in North Rhine-Westphalia, and that the land tax raised in the Saarland, even 67 percent. In Thuringia, Bavaria, Rhineland-Palatinate, Baden-Württemberg and Saxony-Anhalt have, however, increased less than every tenth commune, the basic tax rate.

the owner as well as tenants in North Rhine-Westphalia would have to pay by far the most: the average the tax rate at 520. The least demanded municipalities in Schleswig-Holstein (319), Bavaria (344) and Baden-Württemberg (350).

tax cuts are the exception: Only 0.2 percent of the municipalities have lowered in the past year, the land tax; the trade tax decreased in only one of 100 municipalities. While 2016 had just lowered its 24 municipalities is the property tax, gave it in 1570 municipalities to increase the municipal tax.


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