Luxembourg - Trade union not satisfied with tax reform - April 30, 2016

Following various meetings between the government and the social partners regarding tax reform, the trade union confederation LCGB stressed that the proposed reform is not sufficient and requires further measures. The LCGB advocated for measures of tax relief for employees and pensioners including the revaluation of the meal voucher amounting to € 10.80. The union proposed other additional measures to be included in the tax reform, in particular: regular adjustment of tax rates to the increase in cost of living to prevent future wage erosion; full exemption of minimum social wage equivalent income up 5.1% of net earnings; adaptation of the structure of the tax schedule to spread and flatten the progression of different tax rates; correction of inequalities in the tax classes, which disproportionately penalises single parents compared to married couples.

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