Germany will offer tax relief worth 10 billion euros to help workers cope with soaring inflation, Finance Minister Christian Lindner said Wednesday, IgbereTV reports
The package will raise base tax-free allowance as well as bring up the level from which the top income tax rate of 42 percent will apply.
Families will also benefit from higher tax exemptions for dependent children.
Inflation in Germany reached 7.5 percent in July, fractionally lower than the 7.6 percent recorded in June, fuelled mainly by soaring energy prices.
Lindner said his plan is aimed primarily at fighting the problem of employees who find themselves with a higher tax burden because they have received a pay increase to combat inflation