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Germany: Personal Taxation

Social Security Taxes

Social security contributions are shared more or less equally between employee and employer. Combined rates are: pension insurance – 19.9%, health insurance – 14.6% (this will rise to 15.5% in January, 2011 with employer contributions capped at 7.3%), unemployment insurance – 2.8%, and nursing care insurance – 1.95%. In addition, the employer pays 1.28% for accident insurance.



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