Find my Finanzamt (tax office) in Germany
Either by relocation to a new city or for changing the tax class, most of the time we must deal with our local Finanzamt.
How do I locate my Finanzamt?
German Federal Central Tax Office provides an online service where you can enter you pin code (Postleitzahl) or city name to find the details of your local Finanzamt including address, contact details and working hours.
- Click here to navigate to Finanzamt locator page.
- You can enter here- either your pin code or city name as Suchbegriff and press search button.
- With pin code as Suchbegriff, it can specifically list your Finanzamt.
- With city name as Suchbegriff, it can list all the Finanzamt in your city.
What happens to my Finanzamt, if I move to a new city?
Finanzamt at your current residence city will be responsible for your all finance related obligations.
For e.g. If you live currently in Münich, and last year you were in Berlin, then tax declaration for last year should be filed with Münich Finanzamt.
What if I have already submitted my tax return to my old city?
If you have submitted your tax return to your old tax office, there is no need to worry. They will check your details and forward all documents to the new tax office. The only thing that matters is that you have stated your current address of registration (new city) in the declaration and, of course, your personal tax identification number (IdNr). This number is valid throughout Germany.
What if I have more than one residence?
If you have several residences, it depends on whether you are married or not:
- If you are married, the place where the family mainly resides is decisive – regardless of whether you choose joint or individual taxation.
- In the case of unmarried persons, where you spend most time is decisive. This can also be the secondary residence.
What if you relocate after you submit the tax declaration?
If you move after submitting your tax return or after you have lodged an objection, then the tax office in your new place of residence is also responsible for you – as soon as the old or new tax office learns about your relocation.
What if you move after you receive the tax assessment letter, but before you have filed an objection?
It’s all right unless you would like to file an objection. Then send your letter of objection to your old tax office that issued the tax assessment letter along with your new address. Although it is possible to file an objection in the new tax office, we advise against it as then the new tax office should forward your letter of objection to old one within the objection period. So, there are chances of missing the deadline of objection period.