The German government has made in the past year, even more Income than initially thought. Higher tax revenues and lower spending in the past year were, according to information from government circles for a Surplus of 11.2 billion euros. For the coming years are not yet specifically planned reserve of the Federal increases, according to a senior government representative from Friday to 12.8 billion euros.
The money, however, is planned, apparently. The preliminary conclusion to take "no further Financial leeway, compared to what we have taken into account in financial planning," it said. The funds are needed, therefore, for well-known projects, such as the implementation of all-day school programme and the financing of the planned tax research promotion in the company.
Just below the record surplus of 2015
It is the fifth of the Federal budget in a row, finishes with a Surplus. With the first he is responsible and budget, Federal Finance Minister Olaf Scholz (SPD) narrowly missed the all-time record net income of twelve billion euros in the year 2015. Decisive for the high Surplus in the good state of the economy with a high employment. The tax revenues were 322,4 billion euros to approximately 1.1 billion euros higher than planned.
The expenses were with EUR 337.1 billion euros to 6.5 billion euros behind the original plans. Less was invested in this, according to the government representative, but: "The investments are already flown down very well." You were 38.1 billion euros, around four billion euros higher than in 2017. That it had been because of the late formation of a government first of all, only a preliminary financial management, have contributed little to the Income.