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Average Refund: €1020

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German Tax Refunds for Married People

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Are you married and want to claim a German tax refund? The tax rates in Germany for married or jointly assessed couples are significantly lower than the rates for single tax payers, so its worth checking if you’re able to make a joint application with your spouse.

Employees in Germany can pay up to 42.5% income tax on their earnings. In most cases, you can claim back a significant amount of this. The refund amount is likely to be higher if you’re married and filing jointly due to a higher tax-free allowance for married people.

What’s more, your spouse doesn’t even have to have travelled to Germany with you. If you’re an EU or EEA resident and your spouse stayed at home when you were working in Germany, you can still apply jointly.

We work with a lot of people who didn’t initially inform the German Tax Office that they were married and were subsequently taxed incorrectly. The average tax refund we get for our married and jointly assessed German tax clients is €1950. Talk to us today about how we can help.

The average German Tax Refund for a Married or Jointly Assessed Couple is €1950

Married or jointly assessed couples in Germany can avail of a preferential tax rate which means that they may get back a bigger German tax refund. We will check your circumstances to see if you are eligible to file a joint German tax refund. The average German tax refund for married couples is €1950 so it’s worth finding out what you’re owed.
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Useful German Tax Facts

  • The tax year in Germany runs from January 1st to December 31st
  • To claim your German tax refund we'll need your Lohnsteuerbescheinigung. This is the official government form that you receive from each of your employers at the end of the tax year.
  • The average refund we get for our married German tax clients is €1950
  • If you're a resident of a non-EU country and have worked in Germany, you may have paid into a pension fund and we can also get that back for you

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At taxback.com, we pride ourselves on providing a great service. We know that tax matters can be very complex so we take over all the tricky stuff so you don’t need to worry about it. Once you sign the forms we need to proceed, we will prepare your German tax return and liaise with the German tax office on your behalf. You can keep fully up to date with all the progress on your refund by checking your Tax Tracker® account.

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    Great service ! Easy, efficient, professional. I totally recommend !

    03 June 2021

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    This was very easy to understand and fast process. It was great whenever I didn't understand something or had an issue, I could chat to an agent at any time and the issue would be resolved fast.

    26 May 2021

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    I am grateful that Taxback team was very responsive and kind during the whole process which took more than a year. They explained me everything in detail and finally I received my taxes. Team is great and I recommend this service for every foreigner who does not know how to receive their taxes on their own.

    21 May 2021

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    good service always helpful, east to deal with, i like the operators, very good and plesant

    19 May 2021

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    Thank you so much. The tax refund happened very quickly, there were no problems.

    17 May 2021

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    Kind cooperation and support. Many thanks 🙂

    15 May 2021

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    Awesome experience from the very beginning till the end.. I left New Zealand 3 years ago and didn't even know that I still be able to claim my tax back from that time till I stumbled across one of their ads on Google.. So I just gave it a try and it couldn't have been any better.. Even I didn't had any Payslips or even a Copy of my Visa anymore, they got everything sorted for me in less than a month.. Very responsive with Emails and live chat.. They even have a live tracker where they update you with all the details you need..Highly recommended.. Thanks a lot Guys

    13 May 2021

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    Almost perfect, maybe a little slowly like a process, but still correct.

    05 May 2021

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    Really easy process and no issues with the refund process. Kept up to date with the process all the way. The expected return estimate that they gave was the amount that they refunded.

    03 May 2021

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    Great service, I found the live chat very useful. Overall great experience!

    29 April 2021

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    Thanks to Taxback I received a tax refund of $4239.82. I found the forms quick and easy to complete, staff extremely helpful and response time exceptionally quick. Thank you Taxback for all of your hard work 😊

    28 April 2021

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    Great and very helpful

    17 April 2021

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