Got Questions?
Our Online Tax Team is ready to help! Chat Live Now

Live Help
Toggle

Worked in Germany? Claim your childcare benefits

Get started
error image

Not so fast!

Oops - you've skipped a bit! Please fill it in so we can move on!

Oops - you've forgotten to fill out some info and entered your {[field_name]} incorrectly. Please correct them so we can move on!

Oops - you've used the wrong format for your {[field_name]}. Please enter your {[field_name]} in the format shown so we can move on!

Oops - you've used the non-latin symbols in your {[field_name]}. Please enter your {[field_name]} in with English letters only so we can move on!

Childcare Benefits Form

First Name*

Surname*

Email address*

 

Childcare Benefits

Kindergeld is the state benefit given to parents of children in Germany. Foreigners living in Germany can also apply for Kindergeld (child benefits) as long as they have a valid residency permit. Residents of EU/EEA countries do not need a residence permit to apply for the benefits.

The amount depends on the age and number of children.

You may be entitled to claim the benefit if:


  • You worked in Germany
  • You are an EU/EEA citizen
  • You have a permanent residence permit

Even if you worked and lived in Germany but your child/children did not, you may still be able to claim the benefit.

Residents of an EU or European Economic Area country, as well as residents in Switzerland are entitled to claim child benefits in Germany.

Note:

Since 01.01.2018 you are able to claim Kindergeld (Childcare benefits) for only 6 months back in time. The date when the application is received will be taken in consideration. Which means that the later you sent it, the later it will be received by the German authorities and the less months you will be able to apply for.
Contact us as soon as you start working in Germany so that we can claim the maximum amount for you.


Prefer to talk to us?

Check out our Contact Us page for your nearest office

World Map

Useful Kindergeld Facts

  • Nationals of Switzerland, the European Union, and European Economic Area are entitled to child benefit even if the child was not with them in Germany
  • If you are not an EU/EEA citizen, but your children were with you in Germany you can still claim the childcare benefits for them
  • If you received childcare benefits in your home country but the amount is lower that the German equivalent, you could claim the difference if you apply for Kindergeld

We’ve Been Getting German Tax Back Since 1996

Find Out More
When you’re getting a company to provide a service for you, you want to make sure that they know what they are doing. We’ve been trusted by millions of people to provide tax refunds since 1996. Our service has also got an ISO Quality accreditation. If you want to find out more information about taxback.com and our history, click here.

TAXBACK.COM Reviews & Feedback

Customer Corner

  • Customer Avatar
    It is so easy to use. Taxback.com offer a great service at a reasonable price.

    08 June 2018

  • Customer Avatar
    Perfect service, recommendations for everyone.

    07 June 2018

  • Customer Avatar
    I was kept informed throughout the whole process. Taxback.com made the difficult area of tax refunds very easy by informing me exactly what documents were required and keeping the whole process very straightforward. Payment was issued very quickly also.

    07 June 2018

  • Customer Avatar
    Kind and professional service. Happy with the follow up and the response time on any questions.

    06 June 2018

  • Customer Avatar
    It was a great service, I am happy with the level of service I received from my agent.

    06 June 2018

  • Customer Avatar
    Its easy to comunicate.

    05 June 2018

  • Customer Avatar
    I like most is the tax tracker

    31 May 2018

  • Customer Avatar
    I had to urgently leave Canada back to Australia. I didn't have a copy of my pay slip, Tax file number, I closed my Canadian bank account and couldn't get a hold of my employer. The situation was daunting to say the least. Taxback made the whole process very simple and was very surprised at the amount I was getting back. Could not be happier!

    30 May 2018

  • Customer Avatar
    Regular updates kept me lnformed and I am happy with the service I received

    30 May 2018

  • Customer Avatar
    Customer service representative, they are very interactive and they call just to make sure that everything is on track.

    30 May 2018

  • Customer Avatar
    Quick response to questions.

    29 May 2018

  • Customer Avatar
    It helps people get back money that they did not know they have.

    29 May 2018

Man Picture