Tax declaration of a company Sending

Businesses and the self-employed must also take care of the tax during the start-up phase. In order for the tax office to classify you correctly, it needs certain information about your company or your independent activity. This information shall be provided in the 'Tax Registration Questionnaire'. You must complete and submit this questionnaire within one month without an individual request from your local tax office, if possible by means of an online procedure via the online tax office "ELSTER". The tax office uses this questionnaire to determine, inter alia,: what kind of taxes you have to pay, when you have to pay, how much you are likely to have to pay. Your information in the tax registration questionnaire forms the basis for all correspondence about your company or your independent activity with the tax office. Even if you want to work part-time, you must complete the tax registration questionnaire.

at representation: receiving power of attorney in the case of tax payment by direct debit: Completed SEPA mandate in individual cases, other documents mentioned in the respective questionnaire for tax collection


Forms: yes Online procedure possible: partially Written form required: yes Personal appearance necessary: no

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Preconditions
They take a Commercial self-employed (self-employed) or agricultural and forestry activities, or you are setting up a Corporation Corporation partnership/community or a Club Or They participate in a partnership/community You do your job not only as a lover (no profit-making intention).
If possible, you should make the tax registration of your company or your independent activity online. Make a tax registration online: Log in to the website "ELSTER your online tax office" of the German tax administration with your ELSTER user account. Note: If you do not yet have an ELSTER user account, you must first create it. Registration involves several steps and can take up to two weeks. You also need the ELSTER user account for the electronic transmission of your tax return. Then, under the "Forms & Services" tab, select "All Forms". Then click on the tax registration questionnaire relevant to your business or self-employment. Complete the online form in full and upload the required documents if necessary. Submit the questionnaire. The tax office checks your details and, if necessary, you will have to submit documents. You will then be informed of your tax number in writing. Note: There is currently no online procedure available for associations and corporations under foreign law. Make a tax declaration in writing: Download the respective questionnaire for tax collection on the website of the Federal Finance Administration. Complete the questionnaire in full. Use the questionnaire to check whether the tax office needs further documentation from you. Send the questionnaire and any documents to your tax office. The tax office checks your details and, if necessary, you will have to submit documents. You will then receive a notification about your tax registration.

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Lower Saxony Ministry of Finance

Last update or date of publication
11.11.2020