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Do German churches collect income tax?

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Answer #1 | 14/07 2013 10:47
You have to pay church tax if you're affiliated to a religious community that charges it. Church tax is based on your income tax bill – 8% of your income tax in Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg, and 9% in other parts of Germany. "The system of church tax in Germany": http://www.steuer-forum-kirche.de/church-tax-short.pdf "Church tax in Germany - Wikipedia": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_tax#Germany "Which income will be taxed in Germany?": http://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/work/abroad/taxes/germany/employed_en.htm

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