Niall Burkley



posted 22.04.2022

I had a call with Birgit this afternoon to go through my tax return. She was very friendly, helpful and informative. I just wanted to get in touch to say I’m very impressed with the service from you, Rita and Birgit. It has been a breath of fresh air from the Steuerberaters I’ve dealt with in Berlin. Thanks again for all the help, and I look forward to working with you in the future. Regards, Niall

Elaine Espy


United States

posted 06.04.2022

It’s my pleasure to provide feedback. I am very happy with Birgit and her work. She is very knowledgeable and I trust her completely. She is responsive and answers all my questions.

This year, she really surpassed my expectations by completing our tax report very quickly – in fact, I was totally surprised when she told me she was ready to review with me. By preparing so quickly, I was able to forward to my US tax preparer to be used in preparation of my US tax returns. I can’t say enough about Birgit and her support. Many thanks!

Pedro Andara



posted 06.04.2022

Yes, but not only recently. I have used your services every year since 2019 and I could not be more satisfied. Mrs. Birgit Augustine is the one who has handled my file, and every year when we go through the summary of my tax return, her explanations have been clear and easy to understand. All these years the submissions have been successfully accepted. So yes, in summary, I am very satisfied with your services.

Thank you very much

Michal Sitko



posted 10.02.2022

I really like EXPATTAX service. Thanks to that I can spend the minimal amount of time on accounting. Sure, it still takes 30 to 60 minutes a month but that’s the part I have to do by myself: keeping track of my expenses etc. But I am very glad that the rest of it is taken care of. And I appreciate timely responses. So thank you once again for making taxes easier for me and keep on doing the great work. Best, Michał Sitko

Michelle Dettman



posted 31.01.2022

I would like to say that we feel extremely well supported by Claudia Kuffer who has been our tax advisor for many years now. She is quick with her responses and always goes above and beyond to be of help to us. We are absolutely pleased with her work.

Pernille Turner



posted 17.12.2021

We couldn’t be happier with the support we have received from Claudia Kuffer. She is extremely knowledgeable, very friendly and always replies instantly to any queries we may have.

Malene Popov



posted 10.12.2021

My husband and I have been using the services of EXPATTAX since 2016 and we are very satisfied with the advice and assistance we have received through the years. Our accountant Claudia Kuffer is competent, friendly and efficient, and we feel we are good hands which is very important when it comes to tax matters.😉

Charlie Sheridan



posted 10.12.2021

I really enjoy the service delivered by your company and quite frankly Claudia is exceptional and the reason I continue to deliver repeat business with your company.

Claudia has fantastic customer relationship management and great knowledge of the tax system.

George Collins: German Tax Return


United Kingdom

posted 08.11.2021

Ms. Heike Reil has done an outstanding job in preparing our German tax filing the past two years. She is very professional in her communication, responsiveness, and execution. My experience with ExPatTax in this regard has been excellent. No complaints and I cannot think of anything more I could ask of Heike in terms of the quality of her work. Like I say: Outstanding!

Mario Busa



posted 04.11.2021

I am very happy of the services of your company and also of the kindness of people inside your company who help me.

Thank you very much for all you have done this year for me and I would like to continue our relationship (obviously if you agree ).

Ana Popa: German Tax Return



posted 02.12.2020

Regarding my experience with Expattax, everything went smoothly. Anette was very and helpful. We had a nice call to discuss the details of my request and after that she promptly solved it.

I can’t really think of anything to improve. Thank you for following up and I look forward to working together in the future!

Tim Leys



posted 31.10.2020

I have been incredibly happy with the service you have provided me over the last 2 years.

You have very fast and efficient customer service, high level of English and clear communication both written and on the phone. The advice you provide is understandable and of high quality. I also particularly enjoy that you are transparent about pricing and are open about when your service makes sense and when not.

Claudia Mosca: German Tax Return



posted 30.10.2020

I am indeed satisfied about the service and attention provided. Not only is my tax consultant competent and accurate, she is approachable and proactive, not to mention friendly.

I am overall very pleased. I trust the reply qualifies for the scope and wish you a good weekend

Lama Farran: German Tax Return



posted 28.10.2020

I only have good things to say about the service I received from Ms Anette Zaggl. She was very quick in understanding our particular situation, she was familiar with Canadian taxation and she completed our german tax returns in a very fast and efficient manner. I expected the process to take weeks, but she was great at completing the tax filings within a very short period of time, and she took the time to explain all the details. She also ensured that we claimed all allowable deductible expenses.

I have a finance/accounting background myself and I’m usually very picky about whom I work with when it comes to my personal accounting needs. However, it is clear to me that I will be dealing with Anette for years to come because of her meticulous, efficient and reliable work ethic.

Vincent Barbera


posted 14.09.2020

Superb service from Heike Reil! Fast, efficient, and she can correspond fluently in both German and English. We had a difficult tax situation, with me working in the states and my wife here in Germany, and we have suffered many years with a local Tax Advisor; expensive end time-consuming. All of that was swept away this year, as we employed expattax & Heike. I am confident that future tax years will be equally stress-free.

Christina G: German Tax Return

posted 11.09.2020

Expat just get things fixed. They work efficiently, are helpful, and simply deal with any hiccups along the way.

Rodolfo Gonzalez: German Tax Return

posted 20.06.2020

We are really satisfied with the services of EXPATTAX. The answer to all our questions has always been quick and professional.

We are still waiting the answer from Finanzamt to our Tax return declaration but we will certainly use EXPATTAX services in the future.

Renee D: German Tax Advice

posted 01.05.2020

I would like to highly recommend to anyone seeking a very professional, prompt and personable service.
I recently experienced utterly confusing and stressful issues regarding German pension taxation. As a senior person, long since retired in my own country I felt at a complete loss to find any advice or assistance with my issue, until I eventually found
Mr Zitzelsberger, with his extensive knowledge and expert advice was able to reassure me in a very personable and calm manner during our telephone engagement. Heike Reil, worked promptly and efficiently on my behalf, resulting in a very successful conclusion. As with Mr Zitzelberger, Heike’s interaction with me was always patient, fully reassuring, friendly and yet highly professional, a delight to communicate with.
I cannot emphasise strongly enough how valuable and appreciated’s
service was in a very daunting situation.

Noah Sussman: German Tax Return

posted 27.09.2019

Rita Born was fast, detailed, and helpful with this strenuous process-highly recommended!

Callum Faris: German Tax Advice

posted 05.06.2019

Happy customer!

Helpful, friendly, efficient, knowledgeable and polite…… all in all faultless service.
I had tax requirements in UK, Holland, America and Germany so their guidance was invaluable.
It reduced my stress level to a total minimum.

Sara: German Tax Return

posted 28.05.2019

Extremely helpful when navigating the German tax system for the first time. Very responsive, friendly, and answered every question. I will be back next year!

Astrit Spahiu: German Tax Return

posted 02.04.2019

Prompt, Detailed, and Thorough Service. I have been assisted by the Team for number of years now and they have been superb!

O. Hainaut: German Tax Return


posted 29.02.2019

I have been using the services of ExpatTax since 2010.
I am extremely satisfied by the competence of the staff and the response times.
Prices are not cheap, but I find the quality/price ratio competitive.
Service in English is most appreciated.

T. Eskola: German Tax Advice

posted 10.02.2019

Many thanks for your services! This has been the smoothest tax return process ever and I’m extremely relieved that my businesses are in good hands after years of confusion and chaos. So, once more big thanks for everything!

C. Thirkell: German Tax Advice

United Kingdom
posted 06.11.2018

I would absolutely, and without hesitation, recommend Thomas to any English speakers requiring sensible, invaluable and expert advice on the German tax system. Thomas took the time to listen, and to fully understand my position and concerns, before providing advice tailored to my situation. He explained everything thoroughly and clearly and allowed me to ask questions when I was a little unsure.
Before my discussion with Thomas I had been extremely anxious but his expert advice coupled to his calming manner changed this very quickly.
I really cannot recommend Thomas and the Expat Tax team highly enough.

I. Lewis: German Tax Return

United Kingdom
posted 13.11.2018

I have always been very pleased with your service. Recently there were some disputes between me and the tax authority. They didn’t allow some of my claims going back a few years. You were able to deal with my accounts and didn’t let go of the appeals. In the end Epattax managed to get back everything outstanding. I had written this off so was very pleased. Great service. Thanks!

M. Gervais-Vidricaire: German Tax Return

posted 1.10.2018

Marc and I are very satisfied with the service we received from Claudia Kuffer. She has been very responsive and efficient. I always received answers to my queries in record time, even during the week-end. This was a first experience with Canadians for Claudia and she had to familiarize herself with our tax forms and other official documents as well as the agreement between Canada and Germany to avoid double taxation. Claudia took the time to understand everything that was relevant to our German tax returns. The Finanzamt accepted our returns without difficulty despite our somewhat unusual situation (new residents, recently retired etc.). We would not hesitate to recommend your firm.

P. Presley: German Tax Services

United Kingdom
posted 1.10.2018

I was really impressed with EXPATTAX’s service, and every interaction was friendly, professional and very helpful. In addition to this the company website and supplementary materials provided were very clear and useful.

J. Dudley: German Tax Services

posted 13.9.2018

I had a very informative and friendly conversation with Thomas today. I am an Australian working everywhere and so my situation is not the norm. I really appreciated the solid and informed advice Thomas gave me and I would recommend him to anyone and everyone. Thank you Expattax.

M. Morrissette: German Tax Return

United States
posted 30.4.2018

I am still waiting on my refund, but know that it can take some time and assume that everything was processed properly.
I was extremely satisfied with your service. Everything was handled in an extremely timely manner and your colleagues were always very friendly and helpful.
I would certainly recommend Expattax to a friend.

Brian Solis: German Tax Returns

United States
posted 9.3.2018

I have worked with Claudia Kuffer since late 2014, and she has filed my German tax return from 2014 through 2017. Claudia is exceptionally kind, thorough, and patient, and I highly recommend her services. She managed to deal with taxes in two countries, including 4 US States, tax-free stipends, regular wages, child benefits, parental leave money, and global investments, all without any problems. I am extremely satisfied with the services EXPATTAX has provided!

S. Christ: German Tax Services

United States
posted 1.3.2018

We had the most informative and efficient conversation with Thomas. We are Americans residing in Germany for one year. Our work situation is a bit different and Thomas knew how to handle this. The service from Thomas and EXPATTAX was excellent. I highly recommend this company.

A. Harper: German Tax Service

United Kingdom
posted 5.2.2018

I am totally satisfied and happy with the service provided by yourselves at EXPATTAX. From my first conversation with Thomas to my communications with Birgit, I was supported and given good and solid advice. The whole process was very professional and smoothly handled. I am happy to recommend your services anytime. Happy new year to you all and I wish you a successful 2018.

Henry Cassidy: German Tax Services

United Kingdom
posted 6.9.2017

I would highly recommend Thomas and his team to any person seeking clear and efficient advice. They are prompt, timely, courteous and professional. Hard to beat that.

P. Gray: German Tax Services

United States
posted 20.7.2017

I am extremely happy with the service I received from EXPATTAX services. Because it was tax season when I first made contact, I had to wait a few days for a response from them. When I did talk to them in a few days, Thomas explained that they were very busy and I would have to wait a few weeks to get started with my tax representative. I waited approximately three weeks and Stephanie Brandl called and the ball started rolling. She was very attentive to my every email and worry. She was very thorough walking me through the tax documents, explaining every step. She prepared my tax document and promptly mailed it off to the finance amt. I received my refund approximately two months later. I would recommend EXPATTAX to anyone needing help with their Deutschland Tax Issues, as they are very professional and very attentive to your needs.

Chuck Nepps: German Tax Services

United States
posted 2.5.2017

We have been working with expattax since 2013. Our accountant Andrea Görgens always goes above and beyond, to answer our questions and help resolve problems. Having U.S. investments, in addition to German consulting income, it is very comforting to know that our tax issues are being handled thoroughly and professionally.

A. De Mario.: German Tax Services

United Kingdom
posted 2.5.2017

We were very happy with the service, especially about the responsiveness and the easiness of communication, as well as clarity of instructions.

N. Peterson: German Tax Returns

United States
posted 12.4.2017

I am quite satisfied with the service I have received from EXPATTAX. I worked with Ms. Reiber who was patient and explained things clearly. My tax returns are quite difficult, and I was pleased with the outcome (in spite of owing quite a lot). It has not yet been accepted by the Finanzamt folks, so I look forward to completing the process once it is, and to using your services again for 2016.

A. Peel.: German Tax Services

posted 29.3.2017

Stephanie Reiber was my tax adviser after initial conversations with Thomas.

I can only say positive things about both. Thomas was receptive to my difficult circumstances during our initial conversations, and Stephanie was there every step of the way. She was polite, always on hand, quick with her informative replies, and patient with me. I cannot stress how useful this was and how much stress this took out of the situation for me. I wouldn’t have been able to do it without the help of expattax, and more specifically Stephanie. I would recommend your service to anyone.

B. Garoffolo: German Tax Services

Australia and Italy
posted 3.6.2016

I am very happy with the customer service attitude and the level of expertise. As an Australian/Italian, I have experienced in Germany somewhat of a culture shock in terms of extremely formal processes and rigid cultural attitudes.  I am pleasantly surprised with fluid and sympathetic attitudes of your staff, and can relate well to Stefan Burger.Excellent!

J. Patino: German Tax Service

United States
posted 6.5.2016

I have been very happy thus far with the tax services provided. I have appreciated the time spent on the phone during the initial paperwork and the through explanations I received. Keep up the good work and Thank you all for the great support. Taxes are no fun and you’ve made handling and understanding them easier.

Sally Wilson: German Tax Return

posted 27.1.2016

I want to take the time to say a very special thank you to all of the team at Expattax! It was some 10 years ago now that I first procrastinated over which firm to use to manage my taxation once I relocated to Munich. Thomas, Yvonne and more recently Claudia have all made my experience with the German taxation system that much more manageable and less daunting! As an Australian posted to Germany with limited language skills I was faced with a magnitude of complex taxation requirements and legislation all new to me. For several years I was able to place my full trust in the team at Expattax and was always so impressed with the speed, efficiency and professionalism shown to me on every occasion we worked together. When I was faced with extensive medical expenses and significant time off work they also helped me to liaise with the local Finanzamt to ensure my exceptional circumstances were recognised. They even continued to assist me from China and then Australia when I was re-assigned and needed help to finalise the last of my taxation requirements in Germany!  Thank you Expattax for always giving me peace of mind! I have no hesitation to recommend your services to anyone looking for flawless German taxation advice and service! Vielen Dank!

S. Robbins: German Tax Return

United States
posted 15.1.2016

Shortly after I contacted you, our tax preparation was turned over to your associate Claudia.  From the beginning ours was a difficult case.  The main issue being whether or not my pension would be taxed in Germany.  Had this been ruled taxable, the results would have been monumentally difficult for us.

From the very beginning, Claudia showed a level of personal commitment to helping us that is very hard to find.  She was patient and reassuring, often answering emails after hours and on weekends.  She was some how able to manage the horrible tax assessor we were stuck with and after a very long fight we (she) won.

I want to say thank you to Expattax and especially to Claudia. You guys really saved the day.

Adrian C.: taxation for foreign freelancers

United Kingdom
posted 28.9.2015

I hesitated before taking my first contract in Germany mainly because of the language barrier and the complex taxation system. But Thomas was very helpful and provided me with detailed answers but mainly with cost effective solutions for my case.

As he was initially on vacation when I first contacted his company, I tried also getting some answers from other experts but I didn’t receive any valuable answer. Just slow answers with basic information generally available on any German Finance site about VAT and income tax rates.

So the choice to continue with Thomas came natural. Moreover I had it confirmed I was right by my new colleagues in the office.

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