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Short-time allowance (Kurzarbeitergeld): Obligation to file a tax return

Short-time allowance (Kurzarbeitergeld): Obligation to file a tax return

As a result of the Corona crisis, the regulations regarding the receipt of short-time allowance were changed several times. For example, the period for receiving a short-time allowance was extended to up to 24 months. There are also specific regulations on the tax treatment of employer subsidies (Arbeitgeberzuschüsse) for short-time allowance and seasonal short-time allowance (Saison-Kurzarbeitergeld). But what do these rules mean for the tax return?

The subsidies are tax-exempt if, together with the short-time allowance, they do not exceed 80 percent of the difference between the expected wage and the actual wage.
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Cheating while doing your German tax return

Cheating while doing your German tax return

Cheating on taxes can be tempting. Especially when it comes to a few hundreds or sometimes thousands of euros. And especially if you are new in Germany and can always use an excuse that you don’t speak German or you are not familiar with the German tax laws and how they work. However, in any country „ignorance of law excuses no one”. The same applies, of course, to Germany as well. In this article, we will explain to you why it is not advisable to cheat while filling in your German tax return.


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Why should I submit a tax return in Germany?

Why should I submit a tax return in Germany?

Nine out of ten taxpayers in Germany receive a refund when they submit their annual tax return (according to data from the Federal German Statistics Office). Anyone who has earnings in Germany can claim back part of the income tax which they have paid throughout the year. With the help of a good software tool like SteuerGo.de, this process should only take an hour or so to complete. In the following years, this is even easier and quicker due to the automatic transfer of many entries.
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