FDP faction leader
Dürr: Lowering the mineral oil tax remains important
In view of the increased energy prices, the traffic light coalition had agreed on a relief package. FDP parliamentary group leader Christian Dürr continues to consider the reduction in mineral oil tax to be an important measure.
FDP parliamentary group leader Christian Dürr continues to believe that the traffic light coalition’s planned reduction in energy tax on fuels is correct.
“Even if fuel prices are falling again, inflation is putting pressure on many people, especially when it comes to energy prices,” said FDP parliamentary group leader Christian Dürr of the “Rheinische Post”. “That’s why the reduction in mineral oil tax remains a very important measure to relieve private households.”
The agreed relief package is a good mix of targeted relief and measures for the broader society, said the parliamentary director of the Greens, Irene Mihalic, the newspaper. “That applies to the one-off grants for the most affected households, but it also applies to the temporary reduction in energy taxes on fuels.” This could compensate for part of the higher costs of the past few months. “We are now working on getting the measures off the ground as quickly as possible,” said the SPD parliamentary group’s financial policy spokesman, Michael Schrodi, of the “Rheinische Post”.
At the end of March, the coalition leaders agreed on another relief package in view of the rise in energy prices. Among other things, this stipulates that the energy tax on fuel will be reduced to the European minimum for a limited period of three months. In addition, every employee who is subject to income tax and who is classified in tax brackets 1 to 5 should receive a one-time lump sum of 300 euros gross. The money is paid out by the employer as a salary subsidy, for the self-employed the advance tax payment is reduced instead. The lump sum is subject to income tax.