Income tax

The child bonus is a "bonus child benefit" which is a special payment for the same basic requirements as for child benefit. The bonus is part of the federal government's Corona stimulus package in order to support families with financial help, as they are exposed to particular stresses due to the Corona crisis.

Child benefit is an important source of money for most parents which is paid every month regardless of the income in Germany.

Child benefit is an important source of money for most parents which is paid every month on the 6th regardless of the income in Austria.

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An employee normally has the main household where his center of life is. However, expats who start working in Germany may keep the main household in their home country and this especially happens if the family stays back home.

If you worked abroad, you (or your employer) paid a portion of your income to the tax office. We call this “income tax”, because it is calculated from your gross income. You can legally receive part of your taxes, which you have paid, back, thanks to the tax law for foreigners working in a foreign country. Income tax and pension fund are two totally different payments.

UK Tax year is always from the 6th of April to the 5th of April, unlike a tax year we are used to in most of the countries, from 1st of January to the 31st of December.

This is one of the most frequent questions our clients ask. The reason is that it always seems unfair when a colleague gets back more tax with the same or similar salary as you. However, there are many reasons why this happens.

In most countries, citizens and resident aliens are subject to tax on worldwide income. You are considered “ordinarily resident” in a country if you have lived there for more than 6 consecutive months and, as such, are subject to unlimited tax liability and must pay tax on your worldwide income there.

If you worked abroad, you might find yourself in a situation that you returned back to your home country and need to file a tax return. To do so, you need an earning document from your employer. You write him emails, you try to call, but no response.

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Have you worked and paid taxes in the Czech Republic?

How much taxes can you get back, known as a “tax refund”? The average refund of our clients is about 1 180 EUR. Have a look, it might by your case.