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If you're a sailor on a German payroll, you may be eligible to claim a German tax refund

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TAX REFUND FOR SAILORS ON GERMAN PAYROLL

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If you’re sailing on a ship and being paid through a German company, we can review your tax circumstances and check if you are due a German tax refund.

Expenses for professional education and renewal of sailing related certificates can also be claimed so it’s well worth checking what you’re owed.

If you’re not being taxed correctly and you’re an EU / EEA Resident, we can amend how you are taxed and apply for a higher tax-free allowance when we submit your annual tax return.

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Useful German Tax Facts

  • The German tax year runs from 1st January – 31st December
  • The average tax refund for German sailors is €2750
  • If you have additional sources of income other than through your German sailing income, this needs to be declared on an annual basis

It's free to get a German tax refund estimation

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Our German tax refund calculator is free to use so you can find out what you are owed and then decide whether or not to proceed. The German tax calculator will give you an estimation but once you apply for a tax refund, we will look at additional circumstances to see how we can maximise your refund. Start today for free!

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