German finmin urged to end SUV tax break


BERLIN, April 29 (Reuters) - Germany's regional finance ministers urged the government to scrap a tax break that makes it cheaper to own sports utility vehicles, such as Land Rovers, Porsche Cayenne and VW Touareg, than other cars.

"The majority of the states have backed a motion submitted by Bavaria that goes in this direction," the finance minister of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany's most populous state, told reporters on Thursday.

Scrapping the tax break would affect around 210,000 registered SUVs in Germany. The regional finance ministers estimate scrapping the tax break would raise around 40 million euros a year.



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