Dog tax: Registration of a dog Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

If the tax is assessed for the first time, it is due one month after notification of the tax assessment notice. When the assessed tax is paid for the first time, the dog owner receives a tax stamp valid for a maximum of 4 calendar years. The
tax stamp for the calendar years 2014 to 2017 is blue (octagonal). From 2018 to 2021 the tax stamp is red (circle) .

  • Identity card
  • Passport

Preconditions

The tax liability begins on the first day of the month following the month in which a dog is taken into a household or business or in which the dog owner moves in, but at the earliest with the beginning of the month in which the dog turns three months old.

Example 1: Taking in the dog

One dog (older than three months old) was admitted on 15 September in the year 01.

Solution: Taxation will take place from October for three months in year 01.

150 Euro x 3/12 = 37,50 Euro pro rata dog tax assessment in year 01

In the following years the dog tax amounts to 150 Euro per year.

Example 2: Dog tax

A dog (older than three months old) was delivered on 15 September in the year 01

Solution: Taxation takes place until September for nine months in year 01.

150 Euro x 9/12 = 112,50 Euro pro rata dog tax

Example 3: Taking in the dog (younger than three months)

One dog (born on 12 July in 01) was admitted on 15 September in 01.

Solution: Taxation only takes place when the dog has turned three months old, i.e. on 12 October in year 01. Dog tax is calculated for two months from November in year 01.

150 Euro x 2/12 = 25,00 Euro pro rata dog tax assessment in year 01

In the following years the dog tax amounts to 150 Euro per year.

Example 4: Dog tax (younger than three months)

One dog (born on 12 July in the year 01) was delivered on 15 September in the year 01.

Solution: There is no taxation, because the dog is not yet three months old.

Hints

On application, the tax may be exempted, reduced or waived in certain cases.

  • Hundesteuergesetz in der Fassung vom 17. Dezember 1984
  • Bankverbindungen der Bremer Finanzämter (Juli 2021)

The registration can take place:

  • in person (by means of a power of attorney it can also be done by another person)
  • in writing
  • by email

by fax

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