German govt seeks compromise on commuter tax break

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BERLIN, Sept 24 (Reuters) - The German finance ministry said on Wednesday it was open to suggestions from opposition-run federal states about how to cut tax breaks for commuters, which could save three billion euros. Germany's centre-left government outlined plans on Tuesday to reduce the tax breaks by more than half to 0.15 cents ($0.17) per kilometre from 2004. Germans can currently claim 36 cents per km for the first 10 km and 40 cents per km after that and the government had hoped ...

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