Branch in the customer center Blankenese of the tax office Am Tierpark
Tax class change after the death of the spouse or a domestic partner
If your spouse dies, your tax class will automatically be switched to tax class III from the first of the month following the day of your death. In the following year, you will also remain in tax class III. From the beginning of the...
If your spouse dies, your tax class will automatically be switched to tax class III from the first of the month following the day of your death.
In the following year, you will also remain in tax class III.
From the beginning of the second calendar year after the death of your spouse or life partner, tax class I will be created for you by program.
There will be no change to tax class III after the death of your spouse or partner if, for example, you were permanently separated at the time of death.
Instead of tax class III, you can also consider tax class II, which may be more favorable, if you are entitled to the relief amount for single parents. You can apply for tax class II at your responsible tax office (see further information).
Since the law introducing the right to marry for persons of the same sex came into force on October 1, 2017
no new civil partnerships can be established in Germany.
Same-sex couples have been able to marry each other since then and are therefore treated as equal to different-sex couples.
Existing civil partnerships can be converted into a marriage. However, there is no obligation to do so. Already existing civil partnerships can be continued in their previous form.