The price spiral keeps turning. More and more municipal utilities will raise prices in the coming year. Rising energy costs are increasingly becoming an additional burden for households and companies. FOCUS online says which public utilities are affected and what you can do about it.
By the end of January, every property owner in Germany must have completed the property tax assessment. Already the excitement is huge. The constitutional lawyer Gregor Kirchhof explains why the property tax reform was necessary and what went wrong in the implementation.
Because of the increased rental costs, many federal states want to grant their civil servants high back payments from tax funds. Officials with two children could get a five-digit amount depending on where they live. It doesn’t matter whether the officials live in rented accommodation or in their own home.
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