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Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)
Different forms for tax returns, tax declarations or applications and certificates are required for the taxation procedure, depending on the individual types of tax.
In the ELSTER (ELektronische STeuerERklärung) procedure, the tax administrations of the federal states and the federal government have developed software for the transmission of tax returns, among other things. The ELSTER software allows you to prepare your annual tax returns, (advance) tax returns and income tax certificates on your PC and then send them electronically to your tax office.
- Income tax return,
- VAT and trade tax returns,
- advance VAT return,
- wage tax registration,
The new program version of ElsterFormular for completing tax return forms and transmitting data electronically will be regularly available for download free of charge from mid-January. You can also obtain the program free of charge on CD-ROM from your tax office around the end of January. Alternatively, you can purchase a commercial tax consultancy program from a retailer.
Since 2006, there is no need to submit a paper printout of your income tax return to the tax office, provided you submit the data in an authenticated form (with a certificate). To do this, you must register via the ElsterOnline portal. You will then receive the necessary certificate free of charge either on your computer (software certificate), on the ELSTER stick or it will be read from your signature card when you use it. If you use the certificate for the electronic transmission of tax return data, it replaces your signature and ensures that the data transmitter is authenticated. Together with the electronic income tax certificate and the EÜR (income/excess income statement) attachment integrated in ElsterFormular, this certificate enables paperless tax returns in many cases. However, it is still possible to submit a paper printout using the conventional method.
Your advantages of electronic data transmission:
- Shorter processing time,
- no transmission errors at the tax office,
- less paper,
- largely no documents,
- electronic transfer of tax assessment data,
- tax calculation function.
What else should I know?
Further information can be found under "ElsterOnline" and "ElsterForms".
The text was automatically translated based on the German content.