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Association of cities criticized Bayern for land tax-alone
The managing Director of the German Association of cities, criticized the tax free state of Bavaria for his stance in the reorganization of the basic. He advocates for a uniform Federal regime for the control of Bavaria, rejects such however, and insists on an opening clause. the

The German Association of cities has criticized the Insistence of the Bavarian state government has their own rules for future property tax. "Alone, like Bavaria, more help," said chief Executive Helmut Dedy, the newspaper world. "We need a Federal regulation for the land tax." A single legal hold on the bureaucracy and administrative expense. "In addition, a uniform provision that prevents the States to enter into unfair tax competition on the valuation of land."

In the Federal government, there has been for some time in dispute, such as the tax governed in the future. The Federal constitutional court had demanded due to obsolete bases a new system of property tax by the end of 2019. Currently, land values are from 1935 in the East, and from 1964 to be used in West Germany.

Originally wanted to adopt the Cabinet of the Federal Minister of Finance Scholz' bill in April. However, the project had been delayed because of continuing criticism, especially from the CSU. According to the plans of Scholz to play in the calculation of the property tax in the future, especially the value of the soil and the average rent for a role. Bayern, in contrast, a model in which the amount of Tax is oriented flat on the surface and had, therefore, requires an opening clause for individual States.

opening clause would be an internal paper, according to the Constitution

According to a paper from the CSU-led interior Ministry, which is the Rheinische Post, would be an opening clause in conformity with the Constitution. "The Federal government can either grant a share by law or the inclusion of an opening clause in the countries of a legislative scope for a different legislation," it States, according to the newspaper. A fundamental redesign of the property tax, has in mind the German Finance Minister, Olaf Scholz (SPD), was not, however, in conformity with the Constitution. "She is reserved, according to current constitutional situation in the countries", - stated in the paper.

Should fail as a result of the Reform, can no longer be charged the tax starting in 2020. The municipalities would then be missing a year of 14.8 billion euros in revenue. Critics Scholz, among other things, his plans led to more bureaucracy and higher financial charges, mainly Living in large cities make even more expensive. Scholz emphasizes, however, that the tax revenue should remain the same. For individual taxpayers, there should be changes, because the land values in the past decades, increased significantly, especially in sought-after city centre locations.

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