VAT, pension, rent, travel: This will change for consumers from July 2020

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Important for consumers and taxpayers

In July 2020 there will be numerous changes for consumers in Germany again. Some of them result from the ongoing corona crisis.

Munich – With numerous Changes can they consumer in Germany also in July 2020 calculate again. Several of these changes are related to the Corona crisis*, for example the Lowering of the value added tax or the end of the Tenant protection. Pensioners, on the other hand, can have one Pension increase looking forward.

For half a year, the federal government wants the Value added tax (VAT) from 19 to 16 percent, at Food and reduce everyday goods from 7 to 5 percent. The goal of lowering is that Purchasing power of the Germans and thereby strengthen the Economy to crank again. The weekly Supermarket-Shopping should therefore be cheaper. But also cars, Electrical appliances and Furniture could be brought to the man or woman more cheaply.

This change is part of the decision Stimulus package to the corona crisis. The approval of the Bundestag and Bundesrat is still missing for this regulation. However, this should happen at the special session on June 29th. However, it is still unclear whether the VAT would actually be passed on to the consumer. At least this is not a legal requirement. Supermarket chains and Discounters have already announced the transfer to the customer.

Detailed information on # Stimulus package of the #GroKo and the wording of the decisions can be found here: https://t.co/bO4kgnBFCu#Value added tax #Value reduction # Recovery plan #grossesautopaket

Also the Deutsche Bahn wants to pass the VAT on to travelers and Long-distance tickets - but not regional tickets - sell cheaper from July 1st. This should then apply to Flex tickets as well as savings and super savings tickets.

For 21 million pensioner in Germany there will be more from July money. Through the annual Pension adjustment the payments in the east around 4.2 and in west by 3.45 percent. This leads to another Approximation the pensions in the east to the salaries in western Germany.

One also applies from July Notification requirement for with corona infected Pets. This is intended to provide further insights into the infection collected with the corona virus. However, a test requirement is not introduced. This is loud Federal Minister of Agriculture Julia Klöckner (CDU) only makes sense if an animal clinical Symptoms show. The obligation to register is of great importance for the science. This could provide further valuable information on infection, transmission and Spread received the virus. So far, there is no evidence that an infected pet can infect its owner.

For three months Tenantwho are in because of the Corona crisis financial emergencies had been paid and therefore could no longer pay their rent, fear no termination. For this was a short-term Rent protection introduced before one loss of the flat because of Arrears should protect. This Protection against dismissal is now coming to an end - it expires at the end of June.

Of the Entry stopwho was responsible for the corona pandemic for Third countries was imposed, should be gradually relaxed from July. According to the EU commission the situation of the corona pandemic in the respective countries must be taken into account. In addition, when traveling to Europe, the Containment the pandemic activities be respected. However, there should not be a general lifting of travel restrictions at the present time, as the Health situation remains critical in some third countries.

130 countries outside the EU are still considered as Risk area classified, although the Travel warnings * for EU countries have already been lifted. However, some countries want to loosen further travel restrictions for EU citizens from July. This then applies to vacation spots in Egypt and on the Maldives.

It starts in July EU Council Presidency from Germany. Of course, one focus of work is already evident: the corona crisis. For that it has Federal cabinet a program under the motto “Together. Making Europe Strong Again ”was decided. In the middle of July at one summit a program for the economic reconstruction in the EU after the corona pandemic. The federal government has a proposal for a debt-financed Economic and investment plan * over 750 billion euros , of which 500 billion euros are to go to the EU countries as grants and the rest as loans. (jbr)

By the way: weather-wise, the upcoming change of the month will be extremely uncomfortable. This is partly due to one Jet stream, which causes stormy weather in most parts of Germany.

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