Schlagwort: German taxes

Deadline 2023: How to apply for a deadline extension!

If you cannot meet the submission deadline of 2 October 2023 for your tax return 2022, you should apply for a deadline extension. Otherwise, you may face a late submission surcharge. But don’t worry! As a rule, the tax office accepts a slight delay of a few days or a week without any problems.

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Tax return 2022: Deadlines are set

Since February 2022, the Federal Government (Bundesregierung) and the Federal Council (Bundesrat) have been debating the draft law for the Fourth Corona Tax Relief Act. On 19th May 2022, the Fourth Corona Tax Relief Act was now passed in the Federal Parliament (Bundestag) by the coalition and with the consent of the CDU. In addition to further support measures to cope with Corona, the law also included new deadlines for the submission of current and future tax returns.
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Tax return 2021: Deadlines are set

Since February 2022, the Federal Government (Bundesregierung) and the Federal Council (Bundesrat) have been debating the draft law for the Fourth Corona Tax Relief Act. On May 19, 2022, the Fourth Corona Tax Relief Act was now passed in the Federal Parliament (Bundestag) by the coalition and with the consent of the CDU. In addition to further support measures to cope with Corona, the law also included new deadlines for the submission of current and future tax returns.
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Missed the deadline? This is how you can apply for a deadline extension!

If you were unable to meet the new submission deadline of the 1st or 2nd of November 2021, you could face late payment penalties of up to 10 percent. But don’t worry! As a rule, the tax office does not mind if the tax return is submitted a few days or a week later. If you need more time, send an informal letter requesting an extension of the deadline. This is usually enough to postpone the submission deadline. Our sample letter will help you!


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Tax return 2020: The deadline for submission is approaching

The Ministry of Finance of Thuringia has announced that the countdown for the tax return 2020 is running: The deadline for tax return submission is 31 October 2021 or the following working day. If the tax return is completed by a tax advisor or income tax assistance association (Lohnsteuerhilfeverein), the new submission deadline ends on 31 May 2022 (FinMin Thuringia as of 14.09.2021).


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File an objection to the tax assessment notice (Steuerbescheid)

In 2020, 3.3 million objections were filed to tax assessment notices – and most of them were well justified! More than two-thirds of the objections were – at least partially – successful for the taxpayers! Once you have finally received your tax assessment notice (Steuerbescheid), it should in any case be closely examined and checked for errors. It is usually not a good idea to simply put the income tax assessment notice in the file without thoroughly examining it.


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Short-time allowance (Kurzarbeitergeld): Obligation to file a tax return

As a result of the Corona crisis, the regulations regarding the receipt of short-time allowance were changed several times. For example, the period for receiving a short-time allowance was extended to up to 24 months. There are also specific regulations on the tax treatment of employer subsidies (Arbeitgeberzuschüsse) for short-time allowance and seasonal short-time allowance (Saison-Kurzarbeitergeld). But what do these rules mean for the tax return?


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German Income Tax Return in English with Lohnsteuer kompakt

As a leading provider of tax applications in foreign languages, we have launched our most comprehensive online platform, Lohnsteuer kompakt, in English. Other foreign languages will follow. This is a further step to improve our applications in functionality and usability for our users.
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