Will taxes change in 2020?

Since January 1, 2020: Tax class can be changed several times a year

13.01.2020 – 11:30

United Income Tax Aid e.V. - VLH

Neustadt a. d. W. (ots)

So far, spouses and life partners have been able to change their tax class once a year. It was only possible in exceptional cases to change the tax class combination a second time in the same year. New: From now on, spouses and life partners can change their tax class several times a year and thus choose the most tax-favorable combination for them. The Lohnsteuerhilfeverein Vereinigte Lohnsteuerhilfe e. V. (VLH) with a brief overview of the most important details.

Change of tax class: This is new from January 1, 2020

- Spouses and life partners can change their tax brackets several times a year. - This is done via the two-page "Application for a change of tax class for spouses / partners", which is available in paper form from every tax office or online on the website of the Federal Ministry of Finance. - The changed tax class combination applies from the beginning of the next month following the application. Example: If you change your tax bracket on March 14th, the new combination will apply from April 1st. - Important: Married couples and civil partners who would like a certain tax bracket combination to still apply for the current year must have changed it by November 30th at the latest. This means those who have not changed their tax class combination in the course of a calendar year, but for whom a different combination would be advantageous.

Tax class change: that's how it used to be

- Married couples and civil partners could change their tax bracket combination once a year, namely 3 and 5 or 4 and 4 (with or without a factor). - A second change was only possible in the following exceptional cases:

o if a spouse or partner died,

o in the event of a permanent separation or

o if a spouse or domestic partner became unemployed or returned to work after being unemployed.

- If you changed your tax brackets by November 30th, the new combination applied retrospectively for the whole year.

The VLH: largest wage tax aid association in Germany

With one million members and around 3,000 advice centers nationwide, the VLH is Germany's largest wage tax aid association. Founded in 1972, the VLH also provides most of the consultants certified according to DIN 77700: Two of the three certified consultants from all wage tax aid associations are from VLH.

The Lohnsteuerhilfeverein Vereinigte Lohnsteuerhilfe e. V. (VLH) prepares the income tax return for its members, applies for allowances, determines and applies for subsidies and allowances, checks the tax assessment and a lot more within the scope of the legal advisory authority according to ยง 4 No. 11 StBerG.

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Christina Georgiadis
United wage tax assistance e. V. (VLH)
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