Tax Increases? Tax Cuts? Or Tax Simplification? The Model Value Added Tax

Market Economy Foundation Conference on 15 October 2009 in Berlin.

Photos: Kay Herschelmann


Read our conference report here: Conference Report (German).

The state of the value added tax conforms to the condition of the tax code in general: one exception leads to another and at the end everyone feels disadvantaged. Debate over the tax following the parliamentary elections continued down this faulty path; on the one hand, an increase in the value added tax is being discussed while on the other hand, numerous groups are increasing pressure in order to win over exceptions.

The Market Economy Foundation, along with two former federal finance ministers, Dr. Theo Waigel and Hans Eichel MdB, discussed the value added tax from systematic, economic, and practical standpoints with a meritorious panel. The photos provide a glimpse of the event, and a comprehensive conference report is available above for download.


Below, you can find the slides from presentations from our conference "Tax Increases? Tax Cuts? Or Tax Simplification? The Model Value Added Tax."

Slides (German) from Hans Eichel MdB, former Federal Finance Minister

Lecture (German) from Prof. Joachim Englisch, Augsburg University (Universität Augsburg)

Slides (German) from Prof. Joachim Englisch, Augsburg University (Universität Augsburg)

Slides (German) from Prof. Clemens Fuest, Oxford University Centre for Business