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Average Refund: €1020

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German Income Tax Refunds

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Have you ever worked in Germany? If so you will probably be due a German tax refund. Employees in Germany can pay up to 42.5% income tax on their earnings. In most cases, you can claim back a significant amount of this. At taxback.com, we’ve been providing German income tax refunds since 1996.

There are a number of circumstances which can lead to you getting a German tax rebate. These include the following:


  • Your annual income was under the tax-free allowance
  • You worked part-time or had a temporary job in Germany
  • You were not correctly classified for tax payments
  • You financially supported your parents or other dependants in your home country
  • You paid rent in both Germany and your home country
  • You paid for flights to and from Germany
  • You incurred work-related expenses such as travel costs

The average German tax refund is €1020 so don’t put off applying any longer!

Married or jointly assessed couples can avail of a higher tax-free allowance in Germany

If you’re married and want to claim a German tax refund you may be able to avail of a lower tax rate. In Germany, there is a higher tax-free allowance for married or jointly-assessed couples. We will check your individual circumstances and see if you can apply for your German tax refund jointly with your spouse. The amount you will get back will depend on a variety of factors such as how long you’ve been working and the type of job you do. Find out more by clicking here.

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Useful GermanTax Facts

  • The German tax year runs from 1st January – 31st December
  • To claim your German tax refund we'll need your Lohnsteuerbescheinigung. This is the official government form that you receive from your employer at the end of the tax year.
  • The average refund we get for our German tax clients is €1020
  • If you've applied for a tax rebate in Germany before, you'll have a Steuernummer, it’s issued by your local Tax office in Germany.
  • If you paid rent in Germany, you could be due a higher tax refund
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