Lock or unlock wage tax deduction features for employees
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Sie können durch Mitteilung an Ihr Finanzamt die Lohnsteuerabzugsmerkmale (Steuerklasse, Kinderfreibeträge) sperren lassen. Ihr Beschäftigungsbetrieb wird Ihren Arbeitslohn dann nach Steuerklasse VI besteuern.
Only your current employer is entitled (and obliged) to call up the electronic wage tax deduction features. This entitlement ceases upon termination of employment.

If you block the retrieval, your employer is no longer authorized to retrieve your electronic wage tax deduction characteristics. This also applies if the employment relationship still exists.

You can contact your local tax office
  • Name your employer who may call up your electronic income tax deduction details (positive list),
  • name an employer who is not allowed to call up the electronic wage tax deduction features (negative list),
  • have the provision of electronic wage tax deduction features generally blocked (full block).
If your company or operation is not authorized to call up your electronic wage tax deduction characteristics due to the blocking, it is obliged to tax your wages according to tax class VI.

The blocking takes effect at the earliest from the date of entry by the clerk in the tax office; a retrospective blocking is not possible.

The blocking applies until you apply to the local tax office for the blocking to be lifted.
"Applications for electronic wage tax deduction features" form with tax identification number and signature.


Note: If your spouse or partner also wants to block the characteristics, a separate application must be submitted.

Preconditions

You want to prevent the employer from finding out about the electronic wage tax deduction features.

Hints

You can contact any regional tax office in Hamburg with regard to your income tax deduction characteristics.
Section 39e (6) of the Income Tax Act (EStG)

Related Links

  • ELStAM - employee information
  • ELStAM, employees, call up your own ELStAM
If you would like to make use of your right to block the employer access, please inform your responsible tax office on the officially prescribed form.

If you want to activate the blocked employer access again, inform your responsible tax office on the officially prescribed form.

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