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    • Oberfinanzdirektion Karlsruhe

    Warning about fraudulent SMS messages

    The Oberfinanzdirektion Karlsruhe currently warns against fraudulent text messages sent by criminals in the name of the tax office.
    • Press release Oberfinanzdirektion Karlsruhe

    Support for those affected by the floods through tax measures

    The severe weather with flooding caused considerable damage in large parts of Baden-Württemberg between the end of May 2024 and the beginning of June 2024. Repairing this damage will lead to considerable financial burdens for many taxpayers.
    • Oberfinanzdirektion Karlsruhe

    Warning about fraud attempts with alleged ELSTER emails

    Online criminals are currently trying to steal data with fake ELSTER emails and a fake online platform.
    The CSBW and SITiF BW warn: Do not open these emails and do not click on any links on the scam page.
    • Press release Oberfinanzdirektion Karlsruhe

    Reorganization of the tax audit in Baden-Württemberg from 1 January 2024

    On 1 January 2024, a reorganization of the tax audit in the Baden-Württemberg tax offices is planned. The reason for this is that the business size classes will change nationwide on this date. This means that many businesses will be assigned to a different size category. Furthermore, a number of legislative changes were passed at the end of 2022 with the aim of carrying out external audits more quickly and in a more timely manner.
    • Information Oberfinanzdirektion Karlsruhe

    Fraud emails in the name of ELSTER

    Currently, fraudsters are trying to obtain information from citizens via e-mail. They send e-mails with titles such as "Please update your company data" in the name of ELSTER. It is claimed that without updating the company data, penalties by the tax office are imminent. We expressly warn against responding to this scam e-mail or opening the links in the e-mail.
    • Ministry of Finance Baden-Württemberg

    Property tax: appraisal notices are sent out

    The grace period is expiring. The tax offices will send out the notice of assessment for property tax in the coming weeks. The addressees are all owners who have not yet submitted a declaration for property tax B.
    • Information Oberfinanzdirektion Karlsruhe

    Zero tax rate for sales in connection with photovoltaic systems as of January 1, 2023

    As of January 1, 2023, the VAT rate is reduced to 0 percent for the supply of solar modules to the operator of a photovoltaic system, including the components essential to the operation of a photovoltaic system and the storage devices used to store the electricity generated by solar modules. Further, the application of the zero tax rate requires that the photovoltaic system be installed on or near private residences, apartments, and public and other buildings used for activities serving the public good (Section 12 (3) Sentence 1 of the Value Added Tax Act - UStG). This requirement is deemed to be met if the installed gross capacity of the photovoltaic system does not exceed or will not exceed 30 kW (peak) according to the market master data register.
    • Ministry of Finance Baden-Württemberg

    Basic control reminders are sent out - goodwill period ends

    Anyone who has not yet submitted their property tax return for property tax B will receive a reminder letter from the tax office from mid-June 2023. The letters will specify a new deadline for submission, after which the grace period will end.
    • Press Release Oberfinanzdirektion

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

    Tax offices do not send confirmation of receipt
    • 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

    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).
    • Job advertisement of the tax office Sinsheim

    Job advertisement of the tax office Sinsheim

    The tax office Sinsheim is looking to fill a temporary position (f/m/d) with a regular weekly working time of 39.50 hours as soon as possible, limited until 31.12.2024.
    • 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.
    • 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

    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
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    If the care premium comes: What do caregivers have to consider?

    To honor the tireless efforts of employees in hospitals, nursing homes and outpatient care services during the Corona pandemic, the German government has presented a draft for a Fourth Corona Tax Relief Act. Under the bill, certain special payments to nursing staff granted under federal or state regulations would be tax-free up to a total of 3,000 euros.
    • Press release Oberfinanzdirektion Karlsruhe

    einfachELSTER - the income tax return for persons with pension or retirement income

    From April 2022, the tax offices will be offering a new service around electronic tax returns called einfachELSTER, which is specifically aimed at people with pension or retirement income who are required to file an income tax return with the tax office.
    • Information Oberfinanzdirektion Karlsruhe

    Value added tax for smaller photovoltaic systems and combined heat and power plants

    Upon application, smaller photovoltaic systems and combined heat and power plants can be assumed to be operated on a non-profit basis.
    • Information Oberfinanzdirektion Karlsruhe

    Information on the regularity of the cash accounting system

    The provisions of the German Fiscal Code (AO; in particular §§ 145 to 147 AO in the version of 29.12.2016) apply to the storage of digital documents.
    • Press Release Oberfinanzdirektion

    Milestone reached for the use of land valuation data for property tax law

    For agricultural holdings, the new state land tax law links the amount of land tax to the natural fertility of the soil. The data required for this purpose have already been collected for many decades by land valuation committees, which are made up of equal numbers of experts from the tax authorities and practising farmers.

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