ANNOUNCEMENT 01 Jan 2010In January 2010, the government of Germany announced a targeted tax change.
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22nd subsidy report by the Finance Ministry, p.280 (in German)
On 1 January 2010, the German government reduced the value-added tax in the hospitality industry to 7%. According to the 22nd subsidy report by the Finance Ministry, the measure was introduced after "taking account of the competitiveness situation of the European hospitality industry" (own translation, p.280).
The reduction is set to cost the government 850 million EUR in 2010 alone.
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