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Income tax return 2021, start processing returns

For income tax returns, the tax offices can usually only issue tax assessments from mid-March of the following year. The reason for this is as follows: Employers, insurance companies and other institutions have until the end of February...

For income tax returns, the tax offices can usually only issue tax assessments from mid-March of the following year.

The reason for this is as follows:
Employers, insurance companies and other institutions have until the end of February to electronically transmit tax data such as wage tax certificates, pension notifications or contribution data for old-age provision (Riester/Rürup) and for health and long-term care insurance to the tax authorities. The centrally transmitted data must then be processed and made available to the tax authorities so that they can be taken into account when processing the tax return.
The electronic transmission of the data takes place on the basis of legal regulations.

Important notes

Prerequisites

  • Filing an income tax return

Documents required

The income tax return should be made using an electronic tax return (Mein ELSTER) or a paper form.

For income tax returns, we recommend the electronic tax return with receipt retrieval (pre-filled tax return), see links.

Please note

In addition to the information and collection points of the responsible tax office, you can also go to the information and collection points of the other Hamburg tax offices.

The tax office, which is not regionally responsible, has no access to the procedure and therefore cannot answer any inquiries about specific tax cases.

Deadlines

For information on the submission deadline see links.

Procedure & Fees

Procedure

After submitting your income tax return, the tax office will issue you with an income tax assessment. The processing time depends on the individual case and cannot be determined in general terms.

Processing time

The processing time depends on the individual case.

Fees

No

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