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In footnote 4, I mentioned that there was another tax removed in 1996. This was the "Kohlepfennig", a long-running tax to subsidize locally mined coal instead of imported coal, which was added before the VAT and was around 8.5% towards the end.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Wed Oct 12th, 2005 at 05:26:33 PM EST
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