Expenses from Your Profession

Income-related expenses (Werbungskosten) are legally defined as “expenses for acquiring, securing and maintaining income” (§ 9 EStG) and these professional expenses can be deducted on your tax return. These can include commuting costs, business trip expenses, training/education, professional attire costs, or occupational insurance.

A lump sum of 1,000 euros is automatically observed by the tax office (Finanzamt) on your tax return for income-related expenses with no proof required. If you’d like to deduct more than 1,000 euros, you must provide proof for the additional expenses.

How to Deduct Occupational Disability Insurance from Your Taxes

How to Deduct Occupational Disability Insurance from Your Taxes

Tax Returns for Employees: Deductible Expenses

Tax Returns for Employees: Deductible Expenses

Claiming Job Application Costs on Your Tax Return

Claiming Job Application Costs on Your Tax Return

How to Deduct Business Trips from Your Taxes

How to Deduct Business Trips from Your Taxes

How to Deduct Your Computer & Receive Tax Savings

How to Deduct Your Computer & Receive Tax Savings

Claim Costs for Further Education on Your Tax Return

Claim Costs for Further Education on Your Tax Return

Income-Related Expenses (Werbungskosten)

Income-Related Expenses (Werbungskosten)

How Your Office at Home Pays Off

How Your Office at Home Pays Off

Home Office Lump Sum during the Corona Pandemic

Home Office Lump Sum during the Corona Pandemic

Do Tips Have to Be Taxed? (Trinkgeld versteuern)

Do Tips Have to Be Taxed? (Trinkgeld versteuern)

Request for simple change: When Mistakes are on Your Tax Return

Request for simple change: When Mistakes are on Your Tax Return

How do I deduct my moving costs from my taxes? (Umzugskosten)

How do I deduct my moving costs from my taxes? (Umzugskosten)

How to claim meals from business trips on your tax return (Verpflegungsmehraufwand)

How to claim meals from business trips on your tax return (Verpflegungsmehraufwand)

How to deduct telephone and internet costs from your taxes

How to deduct telephone and internet costs from your taxes

Einkommensteuervorauszahlung: All You Need to Know

Einkommensteuervorauszahlung: All You Need to Know

How to Retrieve Travel Expenses from your Tax Bill (Entfernungspauschale)

How to Retrieve Travel Expenses from your Tax Bill (Entfernungspauschale)

How to Deduct Bahncard from Tax with Travel Expenses

How to Deduct Bahncard from Tax with Travel Expenses

How to Deduct Your Work Attire (Arbeitskleidung)

How to Deduct Your Work Attire (Arbeitskleidung)

What are Midijobs?

What are Midijobs?

How Are Small Business Owners Taxed? (Besteuerung Gewerbetreibende)

How Are Small Business Owners Taxed? (Besteuerung Gewerbetreibende)

What can self-employed and freelancers deduct from their taxes?

What can self-employed and freelancers deduct from their taxes?

Foreign income: How is this taxed in Germany? (Ausländische Einkünfte)

Foreign income: How is this taxed in Germany? (Ausländische Einkünfte)

How Are Minijobs Taxed? (Besteuerung Minijobs)

How Are Minijobs Taxed? (Besteuerung Minijobs)

Deduct work materials as income-related expenses from your taxes (Arbeitsmittel)

Deduct work materials as income-related expenses from your taxes (Arbeitsmittel)

What is double household maintenance? (Doppelte Haushaltsführung)

What is double household maintenance? (Doppelte Haushaltsführung)

Everything you ever wanted to know about marginal employment (Geringfügige Beschäftigung)

Everything you ever wanted to know about marginal employment (Geringfügige Beschäftigung)