The German tax system makes no sense to me...
here is my situation, can someone please enlighten me.
Say I earn 35000euro a year, my partner only 8000euro per year. We are both currently tax bracket 1. After marriage I would be tax bracket 3, my partner tax bracket 5.
here’s where I’m confused.
theres currently a tax free threshold of ~ 9400 euro. While single, my partner pays no tax. After marriage will:
(a) I pay less, and my partner now pays tax?
(b) I pay slightly less, and my partner still pays no tax?
*we currently have separate finances, and live in different cities. And it will stay this way at least for the immediate future.