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Roesler Rules Out Top Income Tax Rate Rise, Handelsblatt Says

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April 30 (Bloomberg) -- Germany’s Economy Minister Philipp Roesler said there will be no increased top income tax rate as long as his Free Democratic party is a member of the government coalition, Handelsblatt reported today, citing an interview.

While the FDP’s goal of Germany reaching a balanced budget by 2014 is “ambitious,” it is “feasible,” Roesler said, according to the German newspaper.

To contact the reporter on this story: Niklas Magnusson in Hamburg at nmagnusson1@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Angela Cullen at acullen8@bloomberg.net

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