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  • Child tax allowance: Less taxes for parents

News, January 2024

Child Tax Allowance: Less Taxes for Parents


The child allowance will increase by €360 to €6,384 per child for 2024.

The allowances are taken into account in income tax.

Investigation: The Clerk Offered Naturalization for Cash


The public prosecutor’s office in Osnabrück is investigating possible abuse of trust and bribery because a clerk of the Osnabrück district immigration office has carried out questionable naturalizations in more than 300 cases since January 2022.

The 33-year-old employee for approved citizenships seems to have pocketed around €41,000 in bribes. The district council dismissed the official and filed a lawsuit. Der Spiegel first reported on the case.

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