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A “dog” tax has brought 400 million euros to the German budget in 2021

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The Germans’ love for their dogs is proverbial. Now an exact price can be put on this love, reports DPA.

In 2021, the total amount of tax paid by dog ​​owners in Germany rose by 5.4 percent to a record 401 million euros, according to data from the federal statistics office Destatis.

This is likely due to the pandemic-related increased purchases of pets, the agency said.

The tendency to increase the “love” for dogs was clearly manifested already in 2020. Then some wanted to have company while working from home, and others – to have a reason to go outside, at a time when this was not recommended.

The tax authorities, however, report a steady increase in dog tax revenue over the past decade. Compared to 2011, the increase in 2021 is nearly 46 percent.

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