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There are 44 services for Tax return

Tax return

Your tax return is due and you have all sorts of questions? You can find relevant advisory services, points of contact and information here. You can also find out about tax allowances or other tax relief options which you might be able to benefit from.

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Apply for a business identification number (W-IdNr.)

When you start a business activity, you will be given a business identification number (W-IdNr.).

Apply for a change of tax class when resuming the partnership or marriage for the electronic income tax deduction characteristics

If you no longer live permanently separated from your spouse/partner, you are again entitled to the tax class combination III/V, IV/IV or IV/IV with factor.

Apply for a replacement certificate

The tax office can issue a certificate for the wage tax deduction if it is not possible to retrieve the electronic income tax deduction characteristics (ELStAM).

Apply for assessment for limited taxpayers

If you are subject to limited tax liability, you can apply for an assessment for income tax or corporation tax under certain conditions.

Apply for certification of old-age provision and basic pension contracts ("Riester" or "Rürup")

If you wish to market tax-incentivised old-age provision or basic pension contracts, you must first apply for certification for these and have this granted by the certification body - the Federal Central Tax Office (BZSt).

Apply for participation in the control reporting procedure for relief from withholding taxes

If you owe remuneration for the transfer of rights or certain capital gains, you can apply for authorisation to use the control reporting procedure in order to be able to withhold all or part of the tax under certain conditions.

Apply for relief from electricity tax for companies

If you have withdrawn taxed electricity for business purposes, you can claim relief under certain conditions. You must apply for this at your local main customs office.

Apply for tax allowances for carers

In the case of care services, you can apply for a lump sum for care.

Apply for tax allowances for children over the age of 18

  • You can also apply for a child over 18 years of age.

Apply for tax allowances for children under the age of 18

  • For a child under 18 years of age, you can apply for a child allowance.

Apply for tax allowances for people with disabilities

For costs due to a disability, you can apply for a disability lump sum.

Apply for tax allowances for survivors

In the case of survivors' benefits, you can apply for a survivor's lump sum.

Apply to change the electronic income tax deduction features on marriage

Do you not want to keep the tax class combination IV/IV that is automatically assigned to you when you get married? Then you and your wife or husband can apply for a change of tax class at your local tax office.

Apply to change the tax class for electronic wage tax deduction features in the event of separation

Are you permanently separated as part of a marriage or civil partnership? Then the spouse-related tax class combinations are no longer possible from the year after the separation.

Apply to change the tax class for the electronic wage tax deduction features when joining the church

If you join or re-join a church, you are obliged to pay church tax. The procedure for this is largely automated.

Apply to change the tax class for the electronic wage tax deduction features when leaving the church

By leaving the church, the obligation to pay church tax no longer applies. The procedure for this is largely automated.

Apply to change the tax class of your partner for the electronic income tax deduction features

As a spouse or civil partner, you have three possible tax class combinations to choose from. You are free to choose from these.

Applying for a certificate of residence under a convention for the avoidance of double taxation

If, as a taxable (legal) person, you receive foreign income from a country with which there is an agreement to avoid double taxation, a certificate of residence may be required to be presented to a foreign tax authorities .

Applying for an exemption certificate for tax deduction in the case of construction work

You provide a construction work in Germany to another contractor or to a legal entity under public law and they have to pay a construction deduction tax from the consideration? Then you can apply for an exemption from tax liability.

Blocking Electronic Wage Tax Deduction Characteristics (ELStAM)

You can block the income tax deduction characteristics (tax class, child allowances) by notifying your tax office. Your employing company will then tax your salary according to tax class VI.
 

Calculate and pay energy tax

If you handle energy products such as petrol or heating oil, you must pay energy tax. To do this, you submit a tax return to the relevant main customs office in which you calculate the tax yourself. This is known as a tax declaration.

Draw up declaration of waiver of certification of old-age provision and basic pension contracts ("Riester" or "Rürup")

If you wish to waive certification of a pension or basic pension contract for the future, you can declare a corresponding waiver.

Enter the amount of electricity in your tax return and calculate the electricity tax yourself

If you have to pay electricity tax, you submit a tax return to the relevant main customs office in which you calculate the tax yourself. This is known as a tax declaration.

Final subsidy statement from the Artists' Social Security Fund

Grants that you receive from the Artists' Social Security Fund are finally settled in the following year.

Insert a blocking note on religious affiliation

If you do not want your religious affiliation to be checked, you can make a blocking note. The blocking note obliges you to submit a tax return in order to pay any church tax on capital gains tax yourself.

Notify the Artists' Social Security Fund of the change in personal data

If your personal data changes, you must inform the Künstlersozialkasse. You should also inform the Künstlersozialkasse if your contact details change or expand.

Pay church tax

Religious communities under public law have the right to levy taxes on their members. This requires a state-recognised tax code. Church tax is mainly levied as a surcharge on...

Pay income tax

Income tax is a tax levied on the income of natural persons. The basis of assessment is taxable income. Income tax is one of the state's most important sources of revenue. The...

Receive relief from German tax deduction pursuant to § 50c EStG

If you wish to obtain relief from German withholding tax, you may apply under certain conditions.

Reimbursement of overpaid pension insurance contributions by the artists' social security fund

If you pay too much into your pension insurance, you will receive a refund.

Report inheritance or gift to the tax office

  • Taxable transactions
  • Taxable acquisition as a basis for taxation (acquisition upon death)
  • Material tax exemptions
  • Personal allowances and tax brackets

Request a change in the tax class of single parents for the electronic income tax deduction characteristics

If you are single and your household includes at least one child for whom you are entitled to the child allowance or child benefit, you can apply for the relief amount for single parents to be taken into account (= tax class II)

Request a refund of tax deduction

You have provided construction services for a company or a public corporation and construction deduction tax has been withheld on your consideration? Then, under certain conditions, you can apply for a refund of the tax deduction.

Request annual statement from the artists' social insurance fund

If you are subject to insurance or eligible for subsidies through the Künstlersozialkasse, you will receive proof of your insurance for each year.

Request tax identification number (IdNr) or church tax deduction feature (KiStAM)

If your company is required to deduct church tax, you can submit a church tax deduction feature request for your company.

Request tax office certificate from the artists' social insurance fund

If you are subject to compulsory insurance or eligible for subsidies via the Künstlersozialkasse, you will receive proof of the tax-deductible contributions and subsidies for each year.

Requesting a Change of Tax Class for Electronic Wage Tax Deduction Characteristics

The wages from all other employment relationships are taxed according to tax class VI.

Requesting a change of tax class for multiple employers for the electronic payroll tax deduction characteristics

If you are employed by several employers at the same time, you can determine for yourself which employer should retrieve the family-friendly electronic wage tax deduction characteristics.

Requesting a change to the electronic wage tax deduction features after the death of a spouse

If your spouse or civil partner dies, you will be placed in tax class III in the year of death and the following year.

Submit a change to the personal data for the electronic payroll tax deduction characteristics

If your address or personal data changes, you must communicate the changed data.

Transmit futility message due to insufficient cooperation of contracting persons

If you were unable to enter the identification number of a contract person, you must transmit a futility message.

View cross-border provision of services in the craft sector

If, as a citizen of the EU, the EEA or Switzerland, you want to exercise a craft subject to authorisation in Germany temporarily and occasionally without operating a branch here,...

View Electronic Wage Tax Deduction Characteristics (ELStAM)

The electronic wage tax characteristics (ELStAM) used for wage tax deduction are shown in the payroll report and can be viewed in various ways.

Withhold, declare and pay income tax for service providers living abroad

If you reimburse services from service providers living abroad, you may have to withhold, declare and pay income tax on them in certain circumstances.