Income tax return 2020, start of processing the returns
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Wenn Sie eine Einkommensteuererklärung für das vergangene Kalenderjahr abgeben können Ihnen die Finanzämter regelmäßig erst ab Mitte März des jeweiligen Folgejahres Steuerbescheide erteilen.
For income tax returns, the tax offices can usually only issue tax assessments from mid-March of the following year.
Many citizens submit their income tax return at the beginning of the year in order to be able to receive any tax refunds in good time. The tax administration therefore points out that the tax offices cannot begin processing for 2020 before mid-March 2021.

The reason for this is as follows:
Employers, insurance companies and other institutions have until the end of February to electronically transmit tax data such as income tax certificates, pension receipts or contribution data for old-age provision (Riester / Rürup) and health and long-term care insurance to the tax administration. The centrally transmitted data must then be prepared and made available to the tax offices so that they can be taken into account when processing the tax return.
The electronic transmission of the data takes place on the basis of legal regulations.
The income tax return should be made using an electronic tax return (Mein ELSTER) or a paper form.

For income tax returns, we recommend the electronic tax return with receipt retrieval (pre-filled tax return), see links.

Preconditions

  • Abgabe einer Einkommensteuererklärung

Hints

In addition to the information and collection points of the responsible tax office, you can also go to the information and collection points of the other Hamburg tax offices.

The tax office, which is not regionally responsible, has no access to the procedure and therefore cannot answer any inquiries about specific tax cases.

Related Links

  • ELSTER home page
  • Tax office (my responsible)
  • Income tax return, submission deadline, deadline extension
Das Finanzamt erteilt ihnen nach Abgabe Ihrer Einkommensteuererklärung einen Einkommensteuerbescheid. Die Bearbeitungsdauer hängt vom jeweiligen Einzelfall ab und kann nicht pauschal bestimmt werden.

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