View electronic income tax deduction characteristics Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

Your current electronic payroll tax characteristics (ELStAM) are shown in every payslip. In addition, you have the option at any time to view the data electronically via the online tax office "ELSTER" or to request a written notification from your responsible office. Link to "ELSTER": https://www.elster.de/eportal/start

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A one-time registration is required for the electronic retrieval of the electronic income tax deduction characteristics in the online tax office "ELSTER". To do this, you will need your tax identification number and an e-mail address.


Forms: "Applications for electronic income tax deduction characteristics ELStAM -", Section "C" Online Procedure possible: yes, via online tax office "ELSTER" Written form required: no Personal appearance required: no

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Information on viewing the electronic wage tax deduction characteristics can be found on the website of the Federal Central Tax Office or the online tax office "ELSTER"

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Auf Antrag des Arbeitnehmers ist durch das Finanzamt Auskunft über die eigenen ELStAM zu erteilen, i.d.R. mit einem entsprechenden Papierausdruck.

Die ELStAM können aber auch selbst über das OnlinePortal eingesehen werden.


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