the taxman taketh away and then, umm, giveth back?
D00d1!! Tax refund for 2002: 1.166,75 EUR
I actually had to officially “leave the Catholic church” in order to get the Kirchensteuer back. Don’t worry. As far as the Pope is concerned I’m still a member of the club. I couldn’t really give a shit though.
I’m going to donate some of that to a charity that helps foreigners. Many foreigners here haven’t had such an easy transition in Germany as I have. Gotta spread the love. knowmsayin?