Due to rising energy prices, the government in Germany has decided to introduce an anti-crisis package! After negotiations that lasted all night, it was announced on Thursday morning what is included in the new anti-crisis package.
300 euros in energy lump sum
Due to rising prices this year, German residents are to receive a one-time relief of 300 euros in the form of a lump sum on energy prices as part of their income tax. This was the decision of the coalition party leaders, which they announced on Thursday morning.
The allowance is to work quickly, without unnecessary bureaucracy, and is intended to benefit ALL workers – regardless of whether they already benefit from other tax breaks, such as the commuting allowance or mobility bonuses.
The €300 will be paid by the employer and must be taxed. For self-employed people, the advance income tax payment is reduced by €300.
Reduction of fuel tax
The coalition parties have also agreed on a fuel tax rebate! Instead of the fuel rebate proposed by Finance Minister Lindner, the energy tax on gasoline will be reduced, with a limit of three months.
A liter of gasoline is to be 30 cents cheaper and a liter of diesel 14 cents cheaper.
One-time payment for welfare recipients
Social benefit recipients (e.g. Hartz IV) are to receive another one-off payment. In addition to the 100 euros already decided, there is to be another 100 euros for each person.
Costlier bus and train tickets
The coalition wants to introduce a ticket for local public transport for 9 euros a month for 90 days. The states are to receive financial injections to make this possible.
One-off payment for families
Families are to receive a one-time allowance of €100 per child. The money is to be credited to the family allowance.