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    • Press Release Oberfinanzdirektion

    Appeals against notices within the scope of the real estate tax reform

    Tax offices do not send confirmation of receipt
    • Press Release Oberfinanzdirektion

    Assessment start for the 2022 income tax return

    The processing of income tax returns for 2022 is now starting at the tax offices in Baden-Württemberg.
    • Information Oberfinanzdirektion Karlsruhe

    Warning against fraudulent SMS messages

    Citizens are currently reporting requests for payment of an outstanding debt that they claim to have received from the tax office via text message.
    • Information Oberfinanzdirektion Karlsruhe

    No confirmation of receipt for objections to the new property tax

    We ask for your understanding that, as a matter of principle, no confirmation of receipt can be issued for objections to the new property tax.
    • Information Oberfinanzdirektion Karlsruhe

    Energy price flat rate for pensioners

    The Federal Ministry of Finance has announced important guidance on the energy price allowance for pensioners in the 2022 income tax return (EkSt return).
    • Information Oberfinanzdirektion Karlsruhe

    New app MeinELSTER+ makes income tax return easier

    The tax offices offer a new service for electronic tax returns. The app MeinELSTER+ helps collect receipts and vouchers for the tax return during the year and already assign them to the corresponding fields in the income tax return. This makes the actual preparation of the tax return a bit easier.
    • Information Oberfinanzdirektion Karlsruhe

    Leaflet on the choice of tax class

    for the year 2023 in the case of spouses or civil partners who are both employees (updated version in light of the changes made by the Annual Tax Act 2022)
    • Press release Ministry of Finance

    Property tax period ends - goodwill period follows

    The official deadline for property tax B ended yesterday. By then, 68 percent of the returns had been submitted to the tax offices in Baden-Württemberg. In total, around 94 percent digitally. It is still possible to submit returns after the deadline. Elster is, of course, still available. Anyone who has not yet submitted their declaration can still do so.
    • Job advertisement Oberfinanzdirektion Karlsruhe

    Temporary help wanted

    The Oberfinanzdirektion Karlsruhe is looking for student assistants (f/m/d) for the tax offices of the state Baden-Württemberg with immediate effect and for a limited period of time for activities related to the implementation of the property tax reform.
    • Information Oberfinanzdirektion Karlsruhe

    Longer waiting times when contacting by phone

    Due to the current increase in telephone inquiries regarding the property tax reform, there are currently longer waiting times when contacting your tax office by telephone.
    • Press release Ministry of Finance Baden-Württemberg

    Property tax: deadline for submission ends in one and a half weeks

    Anyone who has not yet submitted their property tax return should do so quickly: The deadline for submission is January 31, 2023, by which time property owners (property tax B) must have submitted their declaration to the tax office.
    • Information Oberfinanzdirektion Karlsruhe

    Property tax value notices sent out several times

    Due to a system error, the tax authorities sent out multiple copies of property value assessments and property tax value notices.
    • Press Release Oberfinanzdirektion Karlsruhe

    Effects of the decision of the Federal Constitutional Court on the level of the interest rate: Review of the tax accounts with regard to a required adjustment of the interest rate.

    In its ruling of July 8, 2021, the German Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht, BVerfG) declared the statutory regulation of interest on tax arrears and tax refunds at an annual rate of 6% to be incompatible with the German Basic Law. Therefore, the previous regulation is no longer applicable for interest periods from January 1, 2019.
    • Press release of the Oberfinanzdirektion Karlsruhe

    Application for wage tax reduction 2023 possible electronically

    This year, citizens can again apply for their wage tax allowance for the coming year as of October 1. This is the so-called "Application for Wage Tax Reduction".
    • Press release of the Ministry of Finance

    States extend submission deadline for property tax return

    The deadline for submitting property tax returns will be extended by three months. This was decided by the finance ministers of the federal states. Instead of the planned deadline of Oct. 31, 2022, the returns do not have to be submitted until Jan. 31, 2023.
    • Press release Oberfinanzdirektion Karlsruhe

    Recruiting Day of the Baden-Württemberg Financial Administration on 16.09.2022 at the Education Center of the Oberfinanzdirektion in Freiburg

    On 16.09.2022, a Recruiting Day of the Baden-Württemberg financial administration will take place for the first time from 14:30 to 18:00 at the educational center of Oberfinanzdirektion in Freiburg, Habsburger Str. 130.
    • Information Oberfinanzdirektion Karlsruhe

    Leaflet § 116 AO for courts and authorities

    Instruction sheet on the duty of courts and authorities to notify tax authorities pursuant to Section 116 AO in the event of the existence of facts indicating a tax offense
    • Information Oberfinanzdirektion Karlsruhe

    Assistance with the submission of the property tax return

    To assist in submitting the declaration in My ELSTER, we have created step-by-step instructions for you.
    • Information Oberfinanzdirektion Karlsruhe

    Important note

    As part of the property tax reform, no on-site appointments are made to determine the survey data.
    • Press release of the Oberfinanzdirektion Karlsruhe

    As of May 23, 2022, the requirement to wear a mouth-nose protection will no longer apply

    As of May 23, 2022, the requirement to wear mouth-to-nose protection when entering tax office service centers will be eliminated

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