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

Your current electronic payroll tax characteristics (ELStAM) are shown in each payroll statement. In addition, you have the possibility to view the data electronically via the online tax office "ELSTER" or to request a written notification by your competent authority at any time. 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 payroll tax deduction characteristics in the online tax office "ELSTER". To do this, you need your tax identification number and an e-mail address.


Forms: "Applications for electronic payroll tax deduction characteristics ELStAM -", section "C" Online procedure possible: yes, via online tax office "ELSTER" Written form required: no Personal appearance necessary: no

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Information on the electronic payroll 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.