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Interest on Your Tax Returns: Paybacks & Profits

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.

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Is Alimony Tax-Deductible in Germany?

Is alimony tax deductible? In most cases, YES! In this article, we explore what counts as tax-deductible alimony, what are its limitations and how it can benefit your tax return. Read on to find out.

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Umzugskosten: Claiming relocation expenses from tax

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.

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House Pets: Here's what you can deduct from tax

Many people in Germany have house pets and know that caring for them can be expensive. However, some services are partially or even fully tax-deductible.

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Can Azubis Deduct Training Costs From Taxes?

As a trainee or ‘Azubi’, you have the possibility of deducting your training (Ausbildung) costs from your taxes. Let's look at what's deductible as Ausbildung costs and how to optimise them in your tax return.

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Erststudium: Can I Deduct My First Degree From Tax?

University students have the option of getting tax-free part-time jobs to finance their studies. But can you deduct ‘Erststudium’ or the first degree they attain from tax? If you make the right choices, it's possible. Read on and find out.

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How Your Adult Children Affect Your Taxes

What happens to your tax situations when your children become adults? Be it child benefit, first vocational training, or voluntary military service — there are plenty of changes to track. In this article, we have all the essential information about tax-filing when your children are all grown up.

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Kfz-Versicherung: How to Deduct Car Insurance From Taxes?

You can save on taxes with your Kfz car insurance (Kfz-Versicherung)! Your occupation group and car usage determine which Kfz insurance is tax-deductible. We explain the options available to employees and the self-employed so that you can start saving on car insurance.

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Are Wedding Expenses Tax Deductible?

In previous articles, we have analysed how a marriage allows you to change your tax status for higher tax savings. But what about the wedding costs? Let’s take a look at whether wedding expenses can be declared when filing taxes.

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Errors in the Tax Return? Here’s How You Handle it Like a Pro

Did you forget to include the additional summer job in your tax return? Don’t worry, to err is human! Here’s what you do when you find a mistake in your tax return after filing your taxes.

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Außergewöhnliche Belastungen: Calculating Extraordinary Burdens in Tax Returns

Sometimes unforeseen costs come your way in the guise of high medical expenses, care costs or maintenance payments. You can deduct them from your taxes as extraordinary burdens or ‘Außergewöhnliche Belastungen’. Here's how you identify them and deduct them from tax.

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Berufskleidung: How to Deduct Work Clothes From Taxes

Do you need special clothing just for work? Like a smock, uniform or protective suit? It may be tax-deductible! In this article, we explain what is considered work clothing or ‘Berufskleidung’, and how you can deduct related purchase and laundry charges as income-related expenses (Werbungskosten).

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