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German Transaction Tax May Yield $14.2 Billion, Spiegel Reports

July 01, 2012

Germany’s planned financial transaction tax may yield as much as 11.2 billion euros ($14.2 billion) in annual revenue for the government, Der Spiegel reported, citing a study by the DIW economic research institute commissioned by the Social Democratic parliamentary bloc.

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble has budgeted 2 billion euros in revenue from the planned levy per year, the magazine said.

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