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solidarity tax = φόρος αλληλεγγύης


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What Does Solidarity Tax Mean?
A government-imposed tax levied in an attempt to provide funding towards theoretically unifying (or solidifying) projects. The tax acts in conjunction with income taxes and places an additional burden on tax payers, including individuals, sole proprietors and corporations. The solidarity tax is generally calculated based on a percentage of the tax bill. For instance, in Germany, taxpayers must pay an additional 5.5% of their yearly tax bill towards the solidarity tax.

The solidarity tax has been introduced in several nations, most notably Germany, whose solidarity tax was utilized to help rebuild eastern Germany. Since the solidarity tax is intended to be a short-term surcharge or supplementary tax on top of regular income taxes, the long-term German solidarity tax has been under scrutiny for being unconstitutional.

(Για να ενημερώνονται και κάποιοι ξένοι αρθρογράφοι που γράφουν «You've got to wonder about Greek government officials who come up with names like "solidarity tax" in the hope that the name might make a difference to the thousands protesting in the streets every day». Σκέφτονται άλλοι πριν από μας για μας.)