Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Possible Changes to German Income Tax Law for Same-Sex Couples

Germany Germany's justice minister reportedly told the Merkur newspaper in Munich that she is considering changes to Germany's income tax law.  The minister said she believed that same-sex partners should have income tax breaks similar to those enjoyed by heterosexually-married couples. 

In a related development, the German Bundesgerichtshof recently ruled that same-sex partners should have the same inheritance tax privileges as heterosexual spouses. 

(mew) 

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