Hello guys, I have benefited greatly by this community over the years. Al by being just a passive reader answering my doubts just be reading through the forum. To that, I thank you all. But reading my tax situation I cannot seem to get my head around.
- Marital status: Single
- Previous education: BSc in Visual Communication (Not in Germany)
- Period of education (Diploma in Germany): March 2014 - March 2016
- Employed from: April 2016 - present (3years).
- No children
- Salary: 32400
- I paid 16000 Euros in Tuition for the two years I studied
- Ever since I started working, I pay around 600 euros toward my education loan (Approx: Tuition 16000; Living expense 15300 euros( which includes travel and living for 9 months internship in three cities Stockholm, Sao Paulo, Amsterdam)
- Haven't files taxes from 2014 - 2018
I am aware as of now the tax returns are not granted for first degrees. But will a Diploma in Germany count as a second degree? I have read articles which suggest that in anywise filing a tax return is beneficiary in case the supreme court rules out the unfair bias between bachelors and masters. Which makes me wonder about the status of a diploma degree.
Has anyone has experience claiming tax returns on a diploma course, if that is even possible.
Quoting wundertax “Can all students use a tax loss carry over?
All students completing a second degree (master or bachelor with previous vocational training) can claim their educational and occupational expense as work-related tax deductions.
For students completing their first degree, the current finance authority only acknowledge the tuition fees as extraordinary expenses, a loss carry over is therefore not possible (see notes below).“
again, this does not mention anything about a diploma.
Thank you for reading through, any input is appreciated