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When you are working in Germany your employer deducts various insurance contributions (health, unemployment, pension etc) and transfers them to the relevant German Fund. Later on when you return to your home country you might need to prove that you have paid social insurance contributions abroad in order to receive unemployment or other social benefits in your home or any other EU/EEA country.
In order to do this you will need to provide to your local social security service the certified U1 form.
Please note that the periods of social insurance and employment in Germany will be taken into account when calculating your unemployment benefit in your destination country. It is also an excellent way to protect your social contributions and connect them to your country of permanent residence.
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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!