Your German income tax return online: Explained simply
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Your 2020 income tax return in just 4 steps
Keep your income tax certificate & additional receipts for the applicable tax year on hand
Enter your values
Enter your income, income-related expenses & other accumulated expenses during our EStG (German Income Tax Act) compliant tax interview
Submit your data to the tax office electronically via the Elster interface
Wait for the tax office to mail you your tax assessment notice
File your German income tax return online - Select your desired tax year
2020 Income tax return
2019 Income tax return
2018 Income tax return
2017 Income tax return
Filing your German income tax return: Made easy with wundertax
Most people aren’t super familiar with the German Income Tax Act (EStG) and can’t simply file their tax return without any effort – no more worrying about paragraphs, deadlines, papers, attachments, and finding out your local tax office – we’ll take this off your hands and help you submit your 2020 tax return online easily and stress-free. We’ll guide you through entering all your important information and data in our simple tax interview, this includes your income from freelance or traditional employment as well as income from renting and leasing, capital gains, etc. In contract to Mein Elster, our smart tax tool makes numerous suggestions to ensure you don’t miss any deductible expenses. In addition, many lump sums are already prefilled – no reason to dig through the Income Tax Act to try and save taxes, we’ve done that for you!
Deducting income-related expenses (Werbungskosten)
Most employees know that their gross salary isn’t the actual amount they receive each month in their paycheck – that’s why it’s so important to claim as many deductible expenses as possible on your tax return. In addition to special expenses, household-related expenses, and extraordinary expenses, you will primarily be deducting income-related expenses. According to the German Income Tax Act (EStG), income-related expenses are all costs incurred as an employee that serve to earn, secure, and maintain your income.
Complete your German income tax return online
Filing your income tax return with wundertax means pure convenience and comfort. After our easy-to-understand tax interview, nothing is standing in the way of submitting your tax return. Following the interview you can submit your data electronically to the tax office and 3-12 weeks later, you’ll receive your income tax notice from them.
Did you buy a laptop or a mobile phone?
Did you move last year for work?
Did you work less than 12 months last year?
Was your work commute more than 30 minutes?
Are you married with tax class III/V?
Did you pursue a further education?
Did you receive self-employment income?
You are required to file a tax return.
Filing your tax return is worth it! You will most likely get a very high tax refund.
You can expect a high tax refund.
Find out whether you have to or should file a tax return!
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