We’ll fix that for you real quick. For your own good, of course.
Germany: ‘Meat tax’ on the table to protect the climate – meat is relatively cheap for consumers in Germany. But that could all be about to change as lawmakers from across the political spectrum back proposals aimed at climate protection and animal welfare.
German politicians from the Social Democrats (SPD) and the Greens on Wednesday proposed raising the value added tax (VAT) on meat to the standard rate of 19%. Currently, meat is taxed at a reduced rate of 7% like most foodstuffs.
“A meat tax, such as increasing the VAT to 19%, could be a way forward.”
PS: German Oddity 10. Germans have more words for taxation than Eskimos have for snow.