Non-working spouse makes tax files mandatory?

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I'm all freaked out, because all this time I thought I fall into "voluntary" category, which means I still have up to 4 years to file my taxes, BUT I've just read that married couples in 3/5 class setting are always obliged to file taxes?! Even if partner on class 5 never had any income?

My situation is stagnant and non-complicated, logically thinking they don't need any more information from me besides what my employer has already provided:
We never had any income except my single wage from a single employer, who filed all necessary payslips to Finanzamt.
I didn't receive any benefits, sickness allowances, short-time allowances, compensation payments.
We don't have any children. I haven't changed jobs, didn't have a loss, nor any investments and tax office has never contacted me.

Do I still fall into "mandatory" category only because my income-less spouse is on tax class V?

In other source I read "A tax declaration is required for married couples who both receive employee wages and are taxed according to tax class V or VI. "
which would mean it doesn't count, since she doesn't receive an employee wage.

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59 minutes ago, overdriven said:

I'm all freaked out, because all this time I thought I fall into "voluntary" category, which means I still have up to 4 years to file my taxes, BUT I've just read that married couples in 3/5 class setting are always obliged to file taxes?! Even if partner on class 5 never had any income?

My situation is stagnant and non-complicated, logically thinking they don't need any more information from me besides what my employer has already provided:
We never had any income except my single wage from a single employer, who filed all necessary payslips to Finanzamt.
I didn't receive any benefits, sickness allowances, short-time allowances, compensation payments.
We don't have any children. I haven't changed jobs, didn't have a loss, nor any investments and tax office has never contacted me.

Do I still fall into "mandatory" category only because my income-less spouse is on tax class V?

In other source I read "A tax declaration is required for married couples who both receive employee wages and are taxed according to tax class V or VI. "
which would mean it doesn't count, since she doesn't receive an employee wage.

Calm down, if your wife never had any income, you do not have to file a tax return.

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5 hours ago, PandaMunich said:

Calm down, if your wife never had any income, you do not have to file a tax return.

It may still be a good idea if you had tax-relevant expenses though ( such as e.g. life/disability/accident insurance premiums, liability insurance etc.),

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