Tax filing for people who lived in Germany for only part of the year

If you moved to Germany or away from Germany during the tax year, we are excited to announce that we have created a simple solution for filing your tax return!
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New Solution for Relocators and Expats

At Taxfix, we have made it our mission to make the tax return as fast and easy as possible so that every taxpayer gets the money they are entitled to in less time, with less stress. To better serve our users, we have recently expanded the groups we can support with their tax filing.

Our newest feature allows employees who moved to Germany within the tax year to complete their tax returns with the Taxfix tax app.

Also, employees who have moved away from Germany within the tax year can now efficiently complete their tax return with Taxfix.

What are the requirements for using the Taxfix app as an Expat?

Your residence

You have lived part of the year in Germany and the other part abroad.
You did not have two residencies at the same time.

Your income from outside of Germany during your time abroad

For the part of the year when you lived outside of Germany, Taxfix can support your filing of all types of income from abroad. For tax law purposes, the income from abroad received while living outside of Germany is treated the same way.

Your income from abroad during your time living in Germany

Based on the nature of the income you received from abroad while living in Germany, there may be some limitations on whether the app can support you. If you had income from abroad while you lived in Germany, our newly expanded tax app could only help you with the following income:

You received a salary for an earlier job abroad, for example, subsequent payments or bonus payments that were paid after moving to Germany.
You received a salary from a foreign employer for an activity performed in Germany while physically living in Germany (with no working days abroad.)
You received income from renting or leasing property, which locates within the EU or EEA.
You received income from agriculture and forestry from an agricultural enterprise located within the EU or EEA.
You received interest and dividends on foreign accounts. Any foreign tax paid will not be credited.

These cases also apply if you did not live abroad during the tax year, but still had income from abroad.

If you are not sure whether your tax situation is covered by the new features of the Taxfix tax app, it’s OK. Start your tax return using the app. The intelligent application immediately identifies whether it can support you or not. The registration is free of charge and risk-free.

Julian Schwarzmann
by Julian Schwarzmann
published on: 18.08.2022
updated on: 07.10.2022

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With Taxfix you can do your tax return quickly and paperless from anywhere – both via the app on your smartphone and online in the browser. You provide information about your tax situation according to the question-and-answer principle and have your possible refund calculated. Your data will then be securely transmitted via the ELSTER interface.