Paying taxes is considered to be a civic duty, and yet we often hear people moan and groan about these regular deductions - all the more so since not all forms of taxation seem to make economic sense.
And sometimes, it's tax breaks offered to some that others view as a grave injustice, because they themselves do not get the same preferential deal. This page collates recent DW content on the topic.
After losing big in an election primary, Argentine president Mauricio Macri wants voters to know he's heard them. Macri says he's taking a step back from his strict austerity program and offering salary hikes and tax cuts. The questions now: Will it convince voters and could it spook international investors?
Greece has elected a new centre-right government, turning its back on Alexis Tsipras, the leftist leader blamed for promising to end the country's misery only to make it worse. The new Prime Minister, Kyriako Mitsotakis, wants to slash taxes, attract foreign investment and create some 700,000 jobs throughout his term. But serious challenges await him. Anthee Carassava reports from Athens.
Greece's new government has been sworn in. The center-right New Democracy, which ruled Greece during the financial crisis, was voted out in 2015. Now party leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis convinced voters with promises to reduce taxes and make the country more business-friendly.
Germany's Manfred Weber and the Netherlands' Frans Timmermans hope to succeed EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. In a debate aired on German TV, the two discussed climate change, taxes, terrorism and migration.
President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to ease taxes on France's middle class, reform its civil service while also reinstating public order. His long Elysee Palace news conference follows months of yellow vest protests.