May 13, 2020 / 11:21 AM / 15 days ago

No tax hikes planned, Germany's Merkel says

BERLIN, May 13 (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday her government was not planning any increases in taxes or contributions to finance the costs of dealing with the coronavirus crisis.

“As of today, no tax or contribution increases are planned,” Merkel told lawmakers during a question and answer session.

Writing by Paul Carrel Editing by Madeline Chambers

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