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Insert a blocking note on religious affiliation
Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)
Persons subject to church tax must pay church tax on capital gains tax. To this end, the bodies obliged to pay capital gains tax, for example banks, must ask the Federal Central Tax Office (BZSt) whether their customers belong to a religious community that levies church tax.
As a customer, you can object to this automated query of your religious affiliation by inserting a blocking note. However, the blocking notice does not change the obligation to pay church tax on capital gains tax, if applicable. The office obliged to pay the tax can only no longer do this for you. If you file a blocking notice, you are instead obliged to submit a tax return in order to pay the church tax on capital gains tax yourself.
You can file your blocking notice online via the BZSt online portal (BOP). Alternatively, you can also submit the blocking notice by post to the BZSt.
You must first register to file the blocking notice via the BOP.
You must submit your blocking notice online via the BZSt online portal (BOP) or in writing to the BZSt.
- You must first register online in the BOP.
- The BZSt will then send you the activation data by e-mail and the activation code for your account by post.
Activate your BOP account with the data received. You will then receive a BOP certificate. You can use this certificate to log in to your BOP account in future.
- Note: If you already have an ELSTER certificate, you can also use this to log in to the BOP.
You can now insert the blocking note in your BOP account.
- Note: You will need your tax identification number (ID no.) to enter the blocking notice. If you do not have this, you can request notification of your tax identification number (ID no.) online on the BZSt website.
- The BZSt will then inform you via your BOP mailbox that the blocking notice has been successfully entered.
- Go to the BZSt website and call up the declaration on the blocking notice.
- Complete the declaration online. Print it out and sign it.
- Send your declaration by post to the BZSt.
- The BZSt will then inform you by post that the blocking notice has been successfully entered.
The following can file a blocking notice
- natural persons
- You need your tax identification number (IdNr.)
when submitting the blocking notice via the BOP:
- You are registered in the ElsterOnline-Portal (EOP) and have an EOP certificate or
- You are registered in the BZStOnline portal (BOP) and have a BOP certificate
Which documents are required?
- Completed declaration for the entry or deletion of a blocking notice
What are the fees?
There are no costs.
What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?
- The application is possible at any time.
- The declaration on the blocking notice must be received by June 30 of a year if the blocking notice is to take effect for the coming year.
- for registration in the BOP: 1 to 3 weeks
- up to 2 weeks for filing the blocking notice
- for the notification of the tax identification number (IdNr.): up to 6 weeks
- Objection to the refusal of registration
- Fiscal court action
Applications / forms
- Forms available: Yes
- Written form required: Yes
- Informal application possible: No
- Personal appearance necessary: No
- Online service available: Yes
Technically approved by
Federal Ministry of Finance (BMF) on behalf of the Point of Single Contact of the Federal States (EAP)