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When Are Taxes Payable in Germany?

Income tax is paid by employees on a monthly basis at the source through a withholding mechanism. Self employed individuals need to make a projection of their income for the tax year. Based on this projected figure, the tax office will work out a preliminary tax bill. This tax bill is then paid in four…

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When Are Tax Returns Due?

An income tax return has to be filed by May 31st (for 2018: July 31st) for the previous year. It is possible to file for extensions. If you work with an accountant you will automatically get an extension until the end of December (for 2018: until the end of February of the following year). If…

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