Child benefit (Kindergeld), child allowance (Kinderfreibetrag), or alimony (Unterhalt) – as a parent, you have plenty of ways to save money from taxes. Find information on deductible costs – including tips for single parents.
Sonderausgaben or ‘special expenses’ consist of various costs in your private life, such as pension plans, education, or donations, which are tax-deductible. When correctly deducted, you can earn higher refunds. We show you how to save more money through Sonderausgaben.
Moving to a new city for your dream job? Or you’re expanding your family and need more room? Be it for professional, private, or health reasons, you can always claim relocation costs (Umzugskosten) in your tax return. Let’s look at the correct ways to go about it.
Any household task that you can handle on your own but choose to delegate is classified as a household-related service or ‘haushaltsnahe Dienstleistungen’. They include a variety of activities like gardening, babysitting, shovelling snow, etc. These paid services are tax-deductible. Here’s how to declare them in your tax return.
Your tax return may bring you more than just a refund. Tax returns that are under review and not yet finalised can lead to charges or ‘profits’ through interest. A new ruling has changed the interest situation.