Glossary of Tax Terms
It’s easy to get overwhelmed when confronted with filing your tax return. Nobody likes dealing with tons of paperwork and confusing bureaucratic terms. In reality, it’s easier than most people think - and we’re here to help!
Those who file voluntarily typically benefit the most from filing their taxes. In fact, most receive a tax refund of €1.072 euros on average, and if they don’t file, this refund is kept by the tax office (Finanzamt)!
We’ve made a glossary of all important tax terms to help you navigate the tricky technical jargon. From work equipment (Arbeitsmittel) to inheritance tax (Erbschaftsteuer) - all your questions will be answered here.
How rental income is taxed
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Tax reliefs 2022: An overview of the tax relief act
Save Taxes with the Income-Related Expenses Lump Sum
Deducting Political Party Donations from Your Taxes
How Top Tax Rates are Handled in Germany
How to Claim Technical Literature on Your Tax Return
Can I Deduct Medications From My Tax Return?
Loss Carryforward – How To Reclaim Your Losses
The Top 10 Strangest Taxes Worldwide
Cryptocurrencies in Your German Tax Return
Insolvency Allowance: What is it and how is it taxed?
Late Payment Surcharges - Beware of Tax Debt!
Taxing Your Valuable Assets and Investments
Double Tax Treaty and the 183-day Rule
Maternity Benefits in Germany & How They Affect Your Taxes
How are my retirement funds taxed?
How to Claim Tax Allowances on Your Tax Return
Applying for Wage Tax Reductions
Renting and Leasing: An Overview of Deductible Costs
Deduct your supplementary dental insurance
Deduct Insurance Costs from Your Taxes
Informing the Tax Office about Inheritances & Valuable Gifts
Church Tax on Your Tax Return
How Can I Save Taxes from My Utility Bill?
Tax return: Lump sum for exercise leaders (Übungsleiterpauschale)
File Your Tax Return Electronically with Wundertax
Save Taxes with the Saver's Allowance
Withholding Tax (Abgeltungsteuer) on Capital Gains: All You Need to Know
ELStAM - What Does It Mean?
One-Fifth Method (Fünftelregelung) – Tax Savings!
Your eTIN Number
Tax Reduction for Tradespeople Expenses: How to
Tax Deductible Donations (Spenden)
Who has to pay business tax and when is it due? (Gewerbesteuer)
How to deduct household services from your taxes (Haushaltsnahe Dienstleistungen)
What is the beneficial tax check? (Günstigerprüfung)
What is an Employee Savings Allowance? (Arbeitnehmersparzulage)
These are the most important flat-rates (Pauschalen in der Steuererklärung)
What are Special Expenses (Sonderausgaben)?
Clarify Tax Matters with an Informal Request (Formloser Antrag)
Swapping Tax Classes: Which is right for me?
What does it mean to claim something on my tax return?
Capital Accumulation Benefits in Tax Returns (vermögenswirksame Leistungen)
Why doesn't everyone benefit from a tax refund? (Steuererstattung)
How to Get Refunded with the Input Tax Deduction (Vorsteuerabzug)
Can the costs of naturalization be deducted for tax purposes? (Einbürgerung)
What is the Employee Lump Sum? (Arbeitnehmerpauschbetrag)