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ELSTER, commitment to authenticated data transmission for companies and employers

There are various options for transmitting data in an electronically authenticated manner. Prior registration with Mein ELSTER is required for this If necessary, service providers offer their own solutions. Note: In order to be able to...

There are various options for transmitting data in an electronically authenticated manner.

  • Prior registration with Mein ELSTER is required for this
  • If necessary, service providers offer their own solutions.

Note: In order to be able to access the data of the electronic wage tax deduction features (ELStAM procedure) as an employer through registration, it is advisable to register for a so-called non-personal certificate with tax number (organization certificate).

The transmission of data for company tax returns as well as for tax returns prepared with the participation of a member of the tax advisory professions within the meaning of §§ 3 and 4 of the Tax Advisory Act requires electronic authentication.
The data transmission without electronic authentication is limited in the officially prescribed data record to the income tax returns that you have prepared yourself.

Further information on electronic tax returns can be found on the Internet (see links).

Important notes

Please note

Since January 1, 2018 (from the 2017 assessment period), the transmission of condensed declarations for sales tax, trade tax as well as for the EÜR and § 34a appendices is no longer technically offered. These must be transmitted in an authenticated manner.

In order to transmit the records electronically with authentication, is

1. Successful registration with Mein ELSTER is required and

2. Explicitly select the authenticated transmission in the software program used (for entering the data records, e.g. ElsterFormular). In the case of electronic transmission, there is then access to the certificate file stored by registration.

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