Berufsbedingte Mobilität - empirische Befunde für Deutschland
The deductibility of commuting costs in Germany is discussed permanently. The paper adresses the question, whether the taxpayers do react to the commuting allowances (Entfernungspauschale). It is shown that individual mobility depends on the responsibilities for companion, children and relatives. The commuting allowances are unsuitable to realize aims of urban, traffic and regional planning. Hence a return back to the system of full deductibility of work-related expenses is necessary if they choose public transportation. Furthermore a tax-deductible flat-rate per kilometer is required if they go by car.
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- Homburg, Stefan, 2008. "Die Entfernungspauschale als steuertheoretische Herausforderung," EconStor Open Access Articles, ZBW - German National Library of Economics, pages 45-53.
- Wrede, Matthias, 2001. "Should Commuting Expenses Be Tax Deductible? A Welfare Analysis," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 49(1), pages 80-99, January.
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