Taxes in Germany

Germany has one of the highest tax rates in the world. Good for you, that Germany also offers a lot of tricks to lower your bills for taxes in Germany. You can save thousands of Euros every year!

Taxes in Germany - Get some back

Taxes are very common in Europe, especially in Germany. As PerFinEx we want you to be an expert when it comes to taxes in Germany, so that you know the German tax system even better than German natives. In the following, you will learn how to actually file your tax declaration, how you can get some more money back from your gross salary and also a lot of other important stuff to know about taxes in Germany.

German Tax Guide 2022

Tax Guide 2022

  • For most people a tax declaration is not mandatory
  • Almost all kind of income will be taxed. Some is deductible
  • Required infos are for example your Lohnsteuerbescheinigung

legal tax tricks

  • By filing your taxes you will get 1.051€ on average back
  • You can get a lot of money back by investing in pensions
  • Learn a lot more tax tricks in the following 

More net income

  • Learn five different tips to get more net income in Germany
  • Get more by asking your employer some exact questions

taxes in Germany - Your Personal Situation

Every employee has his/her own individual tax rate. But do you actually know what your personal tax rate is, or do you know how much taxes in Germany you have to pay as a self-employed person? In the following articles, you will find everything about your personal tax situation in Germany.

Income Tax Explained

  • There are tax classes which will be differently taxed in Germany
  • You have a marginal and an average income tax rate
  • Which other deductions are also counting as taxes?

taxes as an employee

  • Married people will be differently taxed than single people
  • There is a maximum tax rate for employees
  • You also have to pay church taxes in Germany

taxes as Self-Employed

  • Nearly all tax classes pay differently
  • Only tax class one and four counts equal
  • Choose, if you want deductions for the social security system

Our "Taxes In Germany" YouTube Playlist

Every week we publish at least 1 video on our PerFinEx YouTube channel on all things personal finance in Germany. Below you can find our playlist that contains all videos related to German taxes in Germany. That is all you need to bring your personal tax game to the next level.

Tax Calculators

Are you looking for calculators to get some taxes in Germany back? Our tax calculators will help you in some common tax questions. 

Tax Return Estimator

Germany has one of the highest tax rates in the world. Estimate the tax refunds you can receive when filing your taxes in Germany.

Income Tax Calculator

Germany has one of the highest tax rates in the world. Calculate the income tax, solidarity tax & church tax you have to pay in Germany based on your income.

Kurzarbeit Calculator

During Kurzarbeit you will earn a lower gross salary. How will your net salary change and what are the tax implications? Find out with our Kurzarbeit calculator.

Solidarity Tax Calculator

Since the solidarity tax reform in 2021 about 90% of German taxpayers save hundreds of Euros because they do not pay solidarity tax anymore. How much do you have to pay?

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