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Decision About Nuclear Fuel Elements Tax Postponed to 28 September?

Despite somewhat conflicting statements by the different ministries involved, it looks like a decision about the much debated nuclear fuel elements tax will not be taken on 1 September when the government will decide about an austerity package, media reports say.

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Chancellor Merkel Says No to Plans for Electricity Input Tax

A number of papers report that Chancellor Angela Merkel herself stopped plans to introduce a second electricity tax in the form of an electricity input tax levied on the electricity generation based on fossil energy sources. This comes very shortly after Rheinische Post reported such plans.

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Government Allegedly Plans to Introduce Electricity Input Tax

The German government reportedly plans to introduce a second electricity tax in the form of an electricity input tax.  In that context, it plans to revoke a tax exemption included in the Electricity Tax Act (Stromsteuergesetz – StromStG) pertaining to the generation of electricity. In return, the tax privileges for energy intensive companies pursuant to the Electricity Tax Act shall not be cut as drastically as previously envisaged, writes Rheinische Post (RP).

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Plans to Increase Energy and Electricity Tax

In an effort to reduce subsidies, the finance ministry is planning to reduce electricity and energy tax reductions, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) reports. According to the paper, the finance ministry has sent a draft bill amending the Electricity Tax Act (Stromsteuergesetz – StromStG) and the Energy Tax Act (Energiesteuergesetz – EnergieStG) to the other ministries involved.

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