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The average German Pension Refund is €3032

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German Pension Refunds (Rentenversicherung)

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If you're a resident of a non-European Union country and have worked in Germany, you may have paid into a pension fund. Pension Insurance Contributions (Rentenversicherung) in Germany are usually 9.75% of your salary.

Once you have been out of Germany for at least two years, we can apply to get all your pension payments refunded. Taxback.com customers get an average pension insurance refund of €3032 from Germany.

To be eligible to claim a German pension refund, you must be a resident of a non-EU country (excluding Turkey, Israel and the former Yugoslavian states) and you must have paid contributions into the German Pension Fund for less than 60 months (5 years).

We can apply for unclaimed German pension refunds for as far back as 15 years so it can be very lucrative.

In addition to your pension refund, we can also provide your German income tax refund

The average German tax refund is €1020. The amount you get back depends on a number of factors such as what type of job you worked at, how long you were in Germany and how much tax you paid. When you apply for a German tax refund, we will look at your individual circumstances to find out how much you’re owed. Find out more about claiming a tax refund from Germany here.
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Useful German Pension Facts

  • If you worked in Germany after 1995 and have been out of the country for more than two years, you are eligible to claim your pension refund.
  • The average pension refund we get for our German clients is €3032.
  • Once your application has been lodged, it takes about six months to process.
  • Once we get your documents, it takes us just one week to prepare your German Pension Insurance Contributions refunds.

We provide tax refunds from 13 different countries

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If you’ve worked in any other countries, we can also help you get a tax refund from there. We provide tax refunds from 13 different countries including Australia, Ireland, the US, New Zealand and Canada. Whether you spent a gap year overseas as a student or worked abroad, we can check out what you’re owed for free. Boost your savings by applying for another tax refund today. Find out more about the tax refunds we provide here.

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