"An allowance is particularly worthwhile for employees who have high income-related expenses, such as travel costs for commuters," said Hans-Joachim Stephan, director of the
New in the coming year is that citizens can now also submit the application for income tax reduction electronically via My ELSTER. A personal contact with the tax office is thus no longer necessary.
"With My ELSTER, a central, platform-independent, personalised and barrier-free service is available with which citizens can conveniently and paperlessly apply for their tax-free allowance. All that is required is a one-time, free registration at www.elster.de", Stephan continues.
My ELSTER can do even more. Apart from the wage tax allowance among other things also the tax class change can be requested electronically.
In addition, citizens can use the chatbot of the Baden-Württemberg tax administration for general questions on tax returns. The chatbot is a virtual assistant for explaining tax-related topics.
In addition, the tax administration offers Baden-Württemberg explanatory videos on various tax law topics. The offer is constantly being expanded.
The chatbot and the explanatory videos are available online on the homepage of the