Online-Service available

Hamburg-Barmbek-Uhlenhorst tax office

Change tax class after resumption of marital or civil partnership

If you are no longer permanently separated from your spouse/partner, you are again entitled to the tax class combination III/V, IV/IV or IV/IV with a factor.

Important notes


Resumption of the marital / civil partnership of spouses / civil partners after permanent separation.

Documents required

Form 'Declaration on the resumption of the marriage/life partnership' with tax identification number and signature of both spouses/life partners.

Note: If the application form is signed by both spouses/partners, only one spouse/partner needs to be present when applying in person.

You also have the option of creating and sending the application via ELSTER.

Please note

  • Hamburg citizens can contact any regional tax office in Hamburg for ELStAM matters.
  • The registration offices are responsible for changing the civil status data in the register (e.g. marriage, birth).


The family-friendly tax bracket is allocated at the beginning of the month in which the separation was lifted.

Procedure & Fees


For the notification of the end of the separation and the corresponding change in the tax class, please contact the responsible tax office or use the corresponding application from the online tax office ELSTER.
  • Fill out the officially prescribed form immediately and submit it to your responsible tax office.
  • The family-friendly tax classes are then already taken into account in the wage tax deduction procedure.

Processing time

The application will be processed as soon as possible.



Legal notes

Legal remedies


Legal basis

Section 39e Income Tax Act (EStG)

Service description

If you and your spouse or life partner resume the marital / civil partnership after a permanent separation, you are again entitled to the family-friendly tax classes III / V, IV / IV or IV / IV with factor.

The family-friendly tax bracket can then already be taken into account in the wage tax deduction procedure. It will be taken into account at the beginning of the month in which the separation ended.

If tax class II was taken into account for you and / or your permanently separated spouse / partner while living separately, this does not apply when the family-friendly tax classes are assigned.

Enlarge map

Address and contact information


Hamburg-Barmbek-Uhlenhorst tax office
Hamburger Straße 23 22083 Hamburg



Opening hours

Mon - Tue 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Thurs 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., closed on Wednesdays and Fridays

The IAS Barmbek-Uhlenhorst is currently still closed to the public.

All other regional tax offices: Mon 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Tue 7 a.m. - 2 p.m., Thurs 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wed and Fri closed
When visiting the tax office, an FFP2 mask is required . Please also remember to keep a minimum distance of 1.5 meters.

Facility info

Mensch in einem Rollstuhl Accessible

Postfach 76 03 60, 22053 Hamburg. Den Zugang zum Finanzamt sowie einen Briefkasten finden Sie im 1. Stock des Einkaufszentrums Hamburger Meile (früher: EKZ Hamburger Straße).Der Nachtbriefkasten des Finanzamts ist nunmehr an der Ecke Humboldtstraße/Center-Anlieferstraße (wenige Meter neben der Parkhaus-Einfahrt).Den Briefkasten im 1. OG des Einkaufszentrums können Sie während der Öffnungszeiten des Centers selbstverständlich weiterhin benutzen.

Public transport

U3 / buses 25/37/172/173 Mundsburg

Public Service Disclaimer

Please note: This service on uses machine translations powered by Google. Some content may not be translated accurately or reliably. The translations are constantly being improved. If you have any issues with Google Translate, please visit