Faymann Demands Property and Inheritance Tax

Politics ♦ Published: September 17, 2012; 18:13 ♦ (Vindobona)

Austria´s Chancellor Werner Faymann calls for a re-introduction of a property and inheritance tax.

Faymann Demands Property and Inheritance Tax / Picture: © Flickr / Werner Faymann, Thomas Jantzen

As the next federal election in 2013 comes closer, Faymann introduces a well-known campaign issue. The social democrats again call for the introduction of a inheritance and property tax.

For the Chancellor and chairman of SPÖ (social democratic party), an increase in property taxes would be just and adequate. The gap between the rich and the poor has widened further after 2008,…