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Tax consultant: Examination - Admission
Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)
Participation in the tax consultant examination requires admission. According to the Tax Consultancy Act (StBerG), there are several ways to gain admission to the tax consultant examination:
- The first requirement is the successful completion of a university degree in economics or law or another university degree with an economics specialization. The applicant must then have worked in practice. The duration of this activity depends on the standard period of study of the completed university degree. If at least eight semesters are completed, two years are required; if less than eight semesters are completed, three years of practical work must be completed.
- An applicant may also be admitted to the tax consultant examination if he or she has completed ten years of practical work in the field of tax law after completing commercial training. In the case of successfully passing the examination to become a certified accountant or tax specialist, this period is reduced to seven years of practical work.
- Civil servants in the higher civil service or comparable employees of the tax authorities can also be admitted to the examination if they have worked in practice for at least seven years as a clerk or in at least an equivalent position.
The examination must be taken before an examination board to be formed by the highest state authority responsible for financial administration.
Who should I contact?
To the Chamber of Tax Consultants of the country in which you work full-time or have your (predominant) place of residence.
Which documents are required?
The application for admission must be accompanied by
- a curriculum vitae with detailed personal and professional details,
- a passport photo, not older than one year and
- proof that you meet the admission requirements, i.e. proof of previous education and employer's certificates of the type and scope of your practical activities.
What are the fees?
Admission to the tax consultant examination is subject to a fee.
The applicant must pay a fee of EUR 200.00 to the competent office for processing the application for admission to the examination and a fee of EUR 1,000.00 for the examination itself.
What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?
Precise information on deadlines (dates by which you must have registered for the examination and paid the fee) can be obtained from the relevant office.
§§ Sections 35 et seq. of the Tax Consultancy Act (StBerG).
What else should I know?
Further information can be found on the website of the Chamber of Tax Consultants.
The text was automatically translated based on the German content.