German Court Strikes Down Challenge To Mandatory Broadcasting Tax

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

The Federal Administrative Court of Germany dismissed 18 challenges to earlier lower-court rulings upholding the mandatory broadcasting tax known as the Rundfunkgebühr on Friday, declaring that the fee is indeed constitutional even if one does not own a radio or TV. This broadcasting fee has been around in Germany since the …

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