Does the German Church Tax Still Make Sense in 2012?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany’s age old Church tax restrictions were recently challenged in a Leipzig court after a retired church law professor filed a legal case back in 2007.  Hartmut Zapp believed he had the right to continue practicing his Catholic faith by praying and taking Holy Communion despite him not paying the …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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A Peek Inside Germany’s Complex Tax System

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Understanding the ins and outs of the German tax system can be a confusing subject for many, including German citizens themselves.  What is known is that Germans can expect to spend roughly 50% of their income on taxes every year.  From January 1 – July 14 of this year, just …

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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