Germany is set to apply an existing tax concession which is currently only available to married couples to same-sex couples.
The move comes as a result of a strong lobbying campaign and as the political debate concerning income tax concessions for gay and lesbian couples heats up, the tribunal ruled that tax concessions must work in the same way for registered partnerships.
Marriage of same-sex couples is not allowed in Germany, however since 2001 registered partnerships have been in place and grant the same rights as married couples, except for tax and adoption purposes.
Find out more about the tax concession on Tax News.

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