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Apply for recognition as an income tax assistance association


Income tax assistance associations are self-help institutions for employees to provide assistance in tax matters. Advice is provided as part of a membership. Income tax assistance associations require recognition for their consulting activities, which is laid down in the Tax Consultancy Act (StBerG). Prior commencement of activity is not permitted.

In order to be recognized as an income tax assistance association, the statutes of the association must meet the following points:

  • The task of the association may only be the limited assistance in tax matters for its members.
  • The registered office and management of the association must be located in the same district of the supervisory authority.
  • The name of the association may not contain any component with a special advertising character, but the designation "Lohnsteuerhilfeverein".
  • The proper exercise of assistance in tax matters within the scope of the authority for the members of the association must be ensured.
  • You may not charge any further remuneration for assistance in tax matters in addition to the membership fee.
  • Contracts of the association with members of the board or their relatives require the approval or approval of the general meeting.
  • A general meeting must take place at least once a year, in which in particular a debate on the result of the audit must be held and a decision must be taken on the discharge of the Executive Board for its management during the audited financial year.

For recognition, insurance against the liability risks arising from the provision of assistance in tax matters must be proven.

  • Statute

A publicly certified copy of the articles of association as well as a copy of the provisions on the collection of contributions not contained in the statutes (contribution regulations).

  • Extract from the register of associations

Proof of the acquisition of legal capacity (extract from the register of associations) and a list with the names and addresses of the board members.

  • Liability insurance

Proof of the existence of adequate liability insurance (certified duplicate of the insurance policy).

  • Information centres

A list of advice centres whose opening is envisaged in the district of the supervisory authority.

EUR 300.00

Processing time: approx. 6 to 8 weeks (upon presentation of complete documents)

Ministry of Finance of the State of Saxony-Anhalt

Editharing 40

D-39108 Magdeburg


Phone: (0391) 567-01

fax: (0391) 567-1190

E-mail: poststelle.mf@sachsen-anhalt.de

You apply for recognition as an income tax assistance association in writing to the responsible authority.

  • Submit the complete application documents (with the required documents). 
  • If the application is granted, you will receive a certificate of recognition. If the application is rejected, a rejection notice will be issued.
  • As a recognized income tax assistance association, you will be entered in the list of income tax assistance associations.

Income tax assistance associations, for example, advise members with income from employment, with income from maintenance payments and only on the assistance with income tax and its surcharge taxes. Members who have become unemployed may continue to be advised.

Ministry of Finance Saxony-Anhalt

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