Tax refund deadlines in Germany

Tax refund deadlines in Germany

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:

  1. you are obligated to file a tax return
  2. you're filing a tax return voluntarily
  3. you were ordered to file a tax return by the German tax office

Find out if you have an obligation to file a tax return.

If you're looking into getting your taxes back use our simple app to file a tax return in Germany. You decide if you want to do the filing on your own or leave it up to us to do it. You can find more information including prices or our page about German tax refunds.

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.

You can file a tax return using our simple app. You don't have the time? Leave it up to us.

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 .

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