Once a tax declaration, always a tax declaration?

Regarding the motto, “Once you file a tax return, do you still file a tax return?” There are many areas of life where the motto is true you cannot stop a thing once you start it. For example, think of sweets. Who is so strong-willed and can resist the culinary feast just like that? After one you’d want to have another but, there are also things are not as popular in life you would like to forego. For years, the rumor has been circulating in Voksmund that everyone has to submit a tax return on an ongoing basis once he has started. But how much truth is behind it? Is it the case we are more or less burdened with overtime work? We have dedicated ourselves to this topic and found a clear answer.

Rules of taxation

50% of all employees on an average need to file an income tax return. In this context, there is the talk of a compulsory assessment. Benefits subject to the advancement reservation total to more than €410 got to pay. With alienated spouses, allowance of training, handicap lump sum for youngsters is 50/50 they have to pay. Also, it is valid where several incomes were taken by several employers. Reimbursement paid by the fifth technique. Cover-up taxable capital gains on which they paid no absolute withholding tax. Someone got holiday compensation from the equalisation fund of the building industry. Death or divorce ended the marriage of the worker during the evaluation period. The smallest pension plan is greater than pension costs. Where there’s superfluous income of over €410. In all these scenarios there has to be a payment of tax.

Voluntary tax return

There are also taxpayers who can file an income tax return. However, many are afraid to, because they fear it threatens them with a back payment. The effort is much too large or they think they must now provide information about their income and expenditure every year. In principle, expenses such as income-related expenses, household-related services, special expenses or even extraordinary expenses tax- deducted in the tax declaration. This pays off and there is a refund. Without a tax return, the state does not know the expenses incurred in these areas.

Once Tax Return, Always Tax Return?

Not every year a tax declaration makes sense for volunteers from a financial perspective. It becomes lucrative only when high additional expenditures have been incurred within a calendar year. It does not matter if it was the cost of advertising, household services or anything else. In these cases, filing the tax return is always worthwhile. However, this does not mean that the taxpayer is henceforth obliged to submit a new one each year. Thus, taxpayers who are not obliged to pay can decide again and again, whether they want to make the effort. As long as the tax situation does not change and the employees do not fall under the conditions of section 46 (2) nos. 1 to 7 EStG , there is no obligation to file a tax return.

Always Make a Tax Return

What many do not know is that they drop several lump sums under the ground. This means that there are no reimbursements, although quite a few workers can expect a reimbursement even with the Penderler lump sum and other items, even if they are rather small. For example, did you move, did you have high medical expenses, or did you travel more often on your job? Then a tax return can be worthwhile. With our live tax calculator, you can see use it any time and decide whether the levy is worth it for you.

Deduct Animal Husbandry Liability from Tax

In an emergency, insurance makes sense. Above all, if the “oh-so-dear” animal has behaved not so tame. Animal owner liability insurance for dogs secures the owner from consequential costs through damage. Such damage may occur in connection with persons or objects. Such insurance also softens your own conscience. It does not always happen something bad. But also damage to the clothing of people, quickly go into the money. Dog liability insurance is, therefore, for all expenses incurred by the dog and even takes over the amounts of any consequential costs. In the following states pet owners are obliged to pay animal tax Berlin, Hamburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Lower Saxony and Thuringia. Damage incurred by the owner is not covered. Rental damages, such as doors, floors, radiators and wear scars on the glass surface, are not usually included in the policy. Damages experienced during the holidays are also not covered.

Liability for Tax

Liability insurance of any kind is taxable. This also benefits dog owners. Anyone who also uses dogs for commercial purposes must take out commercial liability insurance to protect against damage to third parties and their property. Contributions for pet owner liability insurance of private persons are specified as special expenses in the income tax return.


For, those liable to pay a tax they have up to 31.05 the following year to do so. Citizens who voluntarily submit the tax return can do so for up to four years with retroactive effect.

Proof of Duty

As of 01.01.2018, they must transmit no proof to the tax office. There’s only one document retention requirement

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