In this article we gathered the 3 possible deadlines by which you need to file your tax return in Germany.
The deadlines will differ based on if:
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1. You do have an obligation to file a tax return.
If you have the obligation to file a tax return you have to do so before the 31st of July of the following year. In 2021 the deadline is moved to the 2nd of August. Are you not sure? See this article we wrote about who is obligated to file a tax return.
2. You aren't obligated to file a tax return.
Not all taxpayers in Germany are obligated to file a tax return. We wrote an article about this obligation .