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There are 35 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 change in tax class for the electronic wage tax deduction characteristics when leaving the church

By leaving the church, the obligation to pay the church tax ceases to apply. The procedure for this is largely automated.

Apply for a change in tax class when entering the church for the electronic income tax deduction characteristics

When you enter or re-enter a church, you are required to pay church tax. The procedure for this is largely automated.

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 a tax identification number

Every citizen in Germany is automatically assigned a tax identification number.

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 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If you have withdrawn taxed electricity for business purposes, you can claim relief under certain conditions.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.

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.

Applying for assessment for persons with limited liability

If you have limited tax liability, you can apply for income tax or corporation tax under certain conditions.

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.
 

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.

Electronic transmission of tax returns and receipt of tax forms

For the electronic transmission of tax returns, the service portal of the tax administration has been set up under www.elster.de. It primarily offers citizens as well as companie...

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.

Pay church tax

Religious communities under public law have the right to levy taxes on their members. This requires a state-recognized tax system. 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.

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 electronic income tax deduction characteristics after the death of the spouse

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

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.

Requesting a change in electronic income tax deduction characteristics upon marriage

You do not want to keep the tax class combination IV/IV, which is automatically granted upon marriage? Then you and your wife or husband can submit an application for a change of tax class to your local tax office.

Requesting a change in the tax class of the life partner for the electronic wage tax deduction characteristics

As a spouse and life partner, you have three possible tax class combinations at your disposal. You can choose freely from these.

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 of tax class in case of separation for the electronic wage tax deduction characteristics

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

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.

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.