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    Important note

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

    Country reorganizes the tax audit

    A reorganization of Baden-Württemberg's company audit services is due to take place on January 1, 2024. The reason for this is that company size categories will change nationwide on this date. In doing so, the state is also pursuing the goal of strengthening the tax audit.
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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.
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    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.
    • Press release of the Ministry of Finance

    Anonymous whistleblower portal activated

    The Baden-Württemberg tax administration is introducing the first anonymous whistleblower system for tax offices in Germany. The new whistleblower portal offers citizens a secure and anonymous communication channel to report violations of criminal and tax laws.
    • Press Release Oberfinanzdirektion Karlsruhe

    Tax relief for aid to flood victims

    As a result of the storms in mid-July this year (in particular on 14 and 15 July 2021), considerable damage was caused by flooding in parts of the Federal Republic of Germany (in particular Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saxony). The elimination of this damage will lead to considerable financial burdens for many citizens.
    • 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 Karlsruhe

    Short-time allowance and obligation to file an income tax return

    Last year, many employees received short-time allowance due to the Corona pandemic. Receiving short-time allowance may lead to the obligation to file an income tax return.
    • Press release Oberfinazdirektion Karlsruhe

    Administrative implementation of the law on the reduction of the solidarity surcharge

    From the beginning of 2021, the solidarity surcharge will no longer apply to most income taxpayers. It will only be levied if the income tax to be assessed as the basis of assessment for the solidarity surcharge exceeds the amount of €16,956 for single assessment or €33,912 for joint assessment. Above these limits, there is a "mitigation zone" in which the solidarity surcharge is gradually brought up to the full rate of 5.5%. The mitigation zone prevents persons whose income tax liability exceeds the exemption limit by only a few euros, for example, from being subject to the full solidarity surcharge rate immediately.
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    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.
    • Press Release Oberfinanzdirektion Karlsruhe

    BMF letter on tax incentives for energy efficiency measures in buildings used for own residential purposes published

    The Federal Ministry of Finance has published a BMF letter on the tax incentives for energy efficiency measures in buildings used for own residential purposes. The BMF letter explains individual issues relating to the application of the tax reduction regulation pursuant to Section 35c of the German Income Tax Act (EStG) and the regulation on the determination of minimum requirements for energy efficiency measures in buildings used for own residential purposes.
    • Press Release Oberfinanzdirektion Karlsruhe

    Increase in lump sums for people with disabilities

    On 1 January 2021, various changes will come into force with regard to wage and income tax for people with disabilities. It is planned to double the lump sums for people with disabilities and, for the first time, to grant a lump sum for people with disabilities with a degree of disability of at least 20 and to waive additional eligibility requirements for the granting of a lump sum for people with disabilities with a degree of disability of less than 50.
    • Information tax office Ludwigsburg

    Your tax office Ludwigsburg informs: The Kreissparkasse account will no longer be available as a bank account from the end of 2020.

    The Kreissparkasse account (DE35 6045 0050 0000 0077 59) will no longer be available as a bank account from the end of 2020.
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    Notes on the document retention requirement and recommendations for document submission

    Due to the change from the document submission obligation to the document retention obligation, there are currently still uncertainties in dealing with documents.

    Your tax return is largely processed electronically and paperless. In principle, you should therefore not initially submit any vouchers when filing your tax return and should only submit them in individual cases if requested to do so by the tax authorities.

    The following information sheet is intended to assist you in dealing with receipts. It lists circumstances in which the tax office is likely to request supporting documents and in which, as an exception, submitting them with the tax return may optimise the procedure
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    Information letter data protection

    General information on the implementation of the data protection requirements of Articles 12 to 14 of the General Data Protection Regulation in the tax administration.

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