Difference between brutto and netto

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In June I upped my work contract from 70% to 80%, four hours extra per week, and I got €293 more brutto pay. But only €106 netto. I'm not a numbers person but it seems to me that almost two thirds in deductions is a bit steep!

Next month, in fact immediately, I'm going up to 100% which will be almost €900 more, but I'll only see about €300 of that? Grumble grumble grumble.

 

I should post this in the Vent thread I guess, but it would be nice if someone could explain this to me! It does not correspond with my pay before I raised my hours: then, my take-home salary was slightly over half my gross pay.

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Yeah, that's what I think they call kalte Progression. I had the same. My boss gave me a staggering 300/mth pay rise, and I see just about 102 of those in my bank account each month. It's still better than a hole in the head, but sheeso, it's painful.

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Hey, be reasonable! Someone has to pay to support the Greeks, Irish and Portuguese who want to spend their time on strike. Plus don't forget the folks on Harz 4 here.

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Yes, I really noticed the dramatic raise in taxes due to the euro crisis :rolleyes:

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Blame modern socialism, poor people pay little or no taxes, the middle class pay a lot of taxes and then rich people pay little or no taxes because they have the luxus of paying whatever they want.

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Next month, in fact immediately, I'm going up to 100% which will be almost €900 more, but I'll only see about €300 of that? Grumble grumble grumble.

 

The problem is that you're in tax class V.

This means that your husband got allocated your tax-free amount of 8,130€, and you therefore pay a higher tax rate than if, for example, both of you had had tax class IV.

 

However, this whole discussion is a bit useless, your final tax burden will be calculated in your tax return, anything up till then is anyway only a pre-payment.

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In June I upped my work contract from 70% to 80%, four hours extra per week, and I got €293 more brutto pay. But only €106 netto. I'm not a numbers person but it seems to me that almost two thirds in deductions is a bit steep!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taxation_in_Germany

 

give that page a read.. the following explains everything

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Income_Tax_Germany_2010.png

 

at some point; every EUR gets taxed more depending on how much you are projected to earn over the year. max rate is 45% which happens after you earn 20833 eur per month. of course; the tax class comes into play as well - basically brings the values up/down.. tax class III is best, tax class V is worse.. tax class I for single people. oh; and you have church tax (varies) and solidarity tax added to the equation (5%).. so; you can be taxed 50-60% depending on your declaration.

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As a Praktikant, I began earning 500€ a month brutto from June. Falling under Class 1, that unfortunately means 397,88€ per month. A friend of mine earns 400€ from a minijob and gets the entire 400€. As a student, I emphatically and vehemently hate tax. :(

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I used to be a raging liberal. Now I'm bitter. Feel your plight.

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