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German Municipalities Boost Excise Tax Income, Handelsblatt Says

July 01, 2012

German municipalities and city-states earned 9.9 billion euros ($12.5 billion) in excise taxes in the first quarter, 44 million euros more than in the same period last year, Handelsblatt reported, citing data from the Federal Statistics Office.

The Association of German Cities and Towns had earlier estimated a “significant” decline in tax revenue, the newspaper said.

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