Filing taxes in Germany - »My German Tax Return«: Wolters Kluwer, Germany presents new tax guide in English

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Tax guide supports employees who want or have to file an income tax return (or: tax declaration) in Germany but do not speak fluent German

Mannheim. A new tax guide by Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting Germany,a global provider of software solutions, information and services for tax advisors and companies,helps all employees who want or have to file an income tax return (or: tax declaration) in Germany but do not speak fluent German. The new book »My German Tax Return: A step-by-step guide to file your taxes in Germany« explains the basics of German tax law and guides taxpayers, who do not speak German, through the most important questions and tax forms. The authors are the experts at www.steuertipps.de who have been dealing with German tax law for decades. They noticed that the German tax forms are not available in English – and decided to help. Their new guide is available both digitally and printed, starting from 6,99 Euro on steuertipps.de .

Tax return in Germany: It is easier than you think!

Even for native speakers, the German tax law sometimes may seem overwhelming, however, most of the time, it is not as complicated as you may have feared! Many tax forms are actually quite self-explanatory.

Whether you file your tax return yourself or seek professional advice: This guide will help you! Though you may speak little or no German, you can handle your tax return yourself. Even if you use the services of a tax advisor (Steuerberater) or turn to an income tax help association (Lohnsteuerhilfeverein), the following applies: only if you know the basics of German tax law you can point out important facts to your advisor that are characteristic for foreign employees.

A guide for all employees

»My German Tax Return: A step-by-step guide to file your taxes in Germany« is a tax guide for all employees who want or need to file an income tax declaration in Germany but do not speak fluent German. It explains the basics of German tax law and guides you through the most important questions like:

  • Where and when do I file an income tax return (Steuererklärung)?

  • Which tax office (Finanzamt) do I have to submit my tax return to?

  • May I send a German tax return by email?

  • Which expenses are deductible in a tax return?

  • What do I need my wage tax certificate (Lohnsteuerbescheinigung) for?

  • What do taxpayers mean when they talk about the »Mantelbogen«?

  • What on earth is »Elster«, if not a magpie?

  • Is there a chance for a tax refund?

We would be happy to provide you with copies for reviews and raffles. The authors are also available for guest contributions and interviews.

About Wolters Kluwer

Wolters Kluwer (WKL) is a global leader in professional information, software solutions, and services for the healthcare; tax and accounting; governance, risk and compliance; and legal and regulatory sectors. We help our customers make critical decisions every day by providing expert solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with technology and services.

Wolters Kluwer reported 2020 annual revenues of €4.6 billion. The group serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries, and employs approximately 19,200 people worldwide. The company is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands.

Wolters Kluwer shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. Wolters Kluwer has a sponsored Level 1 American Depositary Receipt (ADR) program. The ADRs are traded on the over-the-counter market in the U.S. (WTKWY).

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