Berghain Club

Techno Joins Classical Music As ‘High Culture’ in Berlin

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Techno music has long been linked to Germany in the minds of many, so when the city of Berlin wanted to move the famous Berghain club into a much higher tax bracket, the owners fought to have the club join the ranks of classical music, which has been classified as high …

Sources: Electronic Beats

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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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German Government Has Too Much Money, Returning It To Taxpayers

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

For Americans, the thought of getting extra money from the government because it has more than enough is just laughable, but in Germany that idea is a reality. The German government has run a surplus for the last four years, so Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble announced that not only was …

Sources: Bloomberg

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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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Merkel Unveils Latest Proposal To Tax Non-German Autobahn Users

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

After trying to push through a plan late last year to begin taxing foreigners who utilize Germany’s free autobahn, Chancellor Angela Merkel has unveiled her latest proposal late last week to try again with the hopes of getting the plan into effect by 2016. Under the new plan, drivers who use …

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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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Petition To End Germany’s TV License Fee Gains More Than 325,000 Signatures In First Few Months

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

For years Germans have had to pay specialized taxes on TVs, radios, and internet-capable devices that they used in order to fund the country’s public broadcasters, giving Germany one of the largest public broadcast budgets in the world. However in 2013 this tax was changed to a flat fee of €17.98 …

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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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Germany Looks To Toughen Up Against Tax Evaders Who Turn Selves In

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Finance ministers from all 16 German states are pushing to implement harsher penalties for tax evaders who decide to turn themselves in before being caught, as there has been some protest over the existing rules which many see as being too soft. Currently, tax evaders can avoid prosecution if they …

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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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German Political Party Die Linke Pushes For 100% Tax On the Wealthy

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Here in America we are no strangers to hearing about crazy political ideas at times, but what Germany’s fourth largest political party, Die Linke (also known as the Left Party) is proposing has to be one of the craziest.  For the upcoming September elections, the Left Party is planning on …

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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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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 …

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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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