Pigovian tax on humans

Only companies with the highest productivity should be able to effort humans. So the government legislated some pigovian taxes to avoid unrational human work places.






To avoid how extrem humans are taxed, they invented many different names. To bing the confusion about all the pigovian taxes to the top, there is at the social security tax even an employee part and an employer part.

Here from February 2009 the combinded pigovian taxes against humans in Austria.

Monthly payment brutto Employee receives per year Pigovian tax against humans
1000.--EUR 11920,10 EUR 6460,40 EUR
1500.--EUR 15721,96 EUR 11833,92 EUR
2000.--EUR 19532,96 EUR 17208,24 EUR
2500.--EUR 23343,94 EUR 22582,56 EUR
3000.--EUR 26928,38 EUR 28183,42 EUR
3500.--EUR 30480,64 EUR 33816,46EUR
4000.--EUR 34032,90 EUR 39449,50 EUR
5000.--EUR 42644,60 EUR 46223,17 EUR
6000.--EUR 50524,59 EUR 53667,58 EUR
7000.--EUR 58404,59 EUR 61111,98 EUR
8000.--EUR 66284,60 EUR 68556,37 EUR
9000.--EUR 74164,50 EUR 76000,77 EUR
10000.--EUR 82044,60 EUR 83465,17 EUR


  Tax system: saving at humans instead at energy


The historic development of our tax system. The problem of wasting in the change of time. Our tax system was created for a completely different situation.

Industrial revolution supported by government Industrial revolution supported by government
Taxes steer. The tax system should make the waste of human work impossible. Unproductive companies should not be able to pay workers any more.


Manager wants domestic help
A modern manager talks with his chief. Because he is able to write fast on the computer, he would like to have a domestic help instead of a secretary.


Cab driver, fuel extreme cheap
The cab driver drives all the day a car, nevertheless are the expenses for fuel far less than the taxes for human work.


CO2 tax makes cab driver cheaper
The big energy intensive companies spread by mass media fear and scare about the CO2 tax. The truth, even cab driving becomes cheaper.




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