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Important information for the property tax return

For the new property tax, the tax office must revalue all properties in Baden-Württemberg as of January 1, 2022. Owners must submit a complete property tax return for this purpose. They are required to do so by law. The information letters sent to all private owners and the data bundled on this website provide support for submitting the declaration.

The deadline for submitting the declaration for real property (real property tax B) was January 31, 2023. For agricultural and forestry operations (real property tax A), the declaration had to be submitted by March 31, 2023.

Those who have not yet submitted their property tax return for property tax B are currently receiving a reminder letter from the tax office. The letter states a new deadline for submission, after which the grace period ends. If the return is still not submitted after the final deadline, the tax office can estimate the taxable amount for the property in question. In addition, it is at the discretion of the responsible tax office to impose a late surcharge if a declaration is submitted late or not at all. The reminder letters for property tax A will follow at a later date.

The property tax return must always be submitted electronically. This can be done, for example, via"My ELSTER". The program guides you through the declaration step by step. If incorrect entries are made, "My ELSTER" points this out directly. Assistance is provided by the ELSTER instructions for completing the declaration.

The declaration is based on the circumstances at the main assessment date of January 1, 2022. If a property was sold from 2022, the person who was the owner of the property on the cut-off date of January 1, 2022 must submit the declaration to the tax office. Further explanations are available in the flyer "Change of ownership of real estate after 01.01.2022".

Answers to the most frequently asked questions about the property tax reform are provided in the FAQ. The tax chatbot and the tax offices can help with questions about filing returns.

In addition, a flyer with the most important information is available at local tax offices.

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