Software for your tax return in Germany

Everyone shoud do the text return. On average people get 1000 euros back. There are several ways to apply for tax return. For exampe though Elster, the free program of the tax authorities, but beginners have a hard time using it. And unlike the purchase programs, it offers no recommendations for taxation.
For most citizens, it is worth buying a software to prepare the tax return. Recommended programs regularly cost between 15 and 35 euros.
There are commercial desktop programs that you have to install on your computer every year, and online software that runs in your browser. There are also apps that allow you to create a tax return on a smartphone or tablet.

Find more information on online tools for tax return here.

  • Only about 15 minutes time required
  • No installation necessary, completely online
  • User interface optimized for PC/Laptop, Smartphone & Tablet
  • Free calculation of the expected tax refund
  • Intelligent optimization check with many control tips and error checking
  • Tax declaration can be submitted retroactively for up to 4 years
  • The fee of 34,90 Euro per prepared tax return is completely tax deductible.

Die Studentensteuererklärung / wundertax students

  • Only about 15 minutes time required
  • No installation necessary
  • User interface optimized for PC/Laptop, Smartphone & Tablet
  • Free calculation of the expected tax refund or loss carry-forward
  • Intelligent optimization check with many control tips and error checking
  • Tax declaration can be submitted retroactively for up to 7 years
  • Tax declaration completely possible without income
  • The fee of 34,90 Euro per prepared tax return is completely tax deductible.

Germantaxes – tax return in English

  • Completely in English language
  • Only about 15 minutes time required
  • No installation necessary, completely online
  • User interface optimized for PC/Laptop, Smartphone & Tablet
  • Free calculation of the expected tax refund
  • Intelligent optimization check with many control tips and error checking
  • Tax declaration can be submitted retroactively for up to 4 years
  • The fee of 34,90 Euro per prepared tax return is completely tax deductible.

 

Smartsteuer

  • Start directly without installation
  • Runs on Windows, Mac, Linux… and Tablets
  • Users can calculate their tax refund in advance free of charge
  • Easy to understand input thanks to understandable language and contextual help
  • smartCheck: Integrated control tips and error checks lead to the best possible result
  • The income tax return is submitted online for a one-time fee of EUR 24.99.
  • Electronic assessment: smartsteuer explains the tax assessment in detail

 


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