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How do I apply for the relief amount for single parents?

The relief amount for single parents is automatically taken into account when determining the wage tax deduction according to tax class II. Provided that your electronic wage tax deduction characteristics show this tax class, you do not need to submit a separate application.

If you were previously in a different tax class and now meet the requirements for tax class II (e.g. due to the birth of a child), please apply for a tax class change at your tax office of residence.

To apply, please use the Application for Wage Tax Reduction - under - Miscellaneous - Search, enter the title: Application for Wage Tax Reduction. On the second page of the child annex, enter the relevant information (relief amount for single parents). You can also submit the application electronically via, provided you are registered with My ELSTER


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