Tax Assessment Notice

Those who filed their tax returns receive a tax assessment notice (Steuerbescheid) from the tax office (Finanzamt) about six to eight weeks after submitting thier tax return (this can vary based on deadlines and workloads). This notice informs the taxpayer how much their tax refund will be or if they are required to make an additional tax payment.

Statistically, one in every 5 to 7 tax assessment notices contains an error - carefully reviewing your tax assessment notice could save you money. Within a month of receiving your notice, you are permitted to make an appeal. To do this, you can simply write an informal letter to the tax office stating that you’d like to make an appeal.

Here are some articles that cover important information concerning tax assessment notices:

What should I do if there are errors on my tax notice? (fehlerhafter Steuerbescheid)

What should I do if there are errors on my tax notice? (fehlerhafter Steuerbescheid)

When will I get my tax refund from the tax office? (Steuerrückzahlung)

When will I get my tax refund from the tax office? (Steuerrückzahlung)

Read Tax Notice Correctly (Steuerbescheid richtig lesen)

Read Tax Notice Correctly (Steuerbescheid richtig lesen)

Construction tax assessment: What does it look like? (Steuerbescheid Aufbau)

Construction tax assessment: What does it look like? (Steuerbescheid Aufbau)

How do I file an appeal against the tax notice? (Einspruch gegen Steuerbescheid einlegen)

How do I file an appeal against the tax notice? (Einspruch gegen Steuerbescheid einlegen)

Tax assessment notice: The big wait begins (Wartezeit Steuerbescheid)

Tax assessment notice: The big wait begins (Wartezeit Steuerbescheid)

What are the reasons for a back payment? (Steuernachzahlung)

What are the reasons for a back payment? (Steuernachzahlung)