Munich tax office - Finanzamt

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Hi, I worked in Munich last year and am just filling in my tax forms. What I need is the address for my Finanzamt. From what i can remember there are three locations in Munich I, II, III, depending on the first letter of your last name you are assigned to one. Mine is Finanzamt III, and i'm now trying to find an address, can anyone help? If none of this makes sense i'm sorry am a little confused myself...I just want my Money!!! :huh:

 

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May I ask for your advice regarding this subject.

 

I have a tax class of III. The thing is I have now

 

one(1) child and he just arrived here in the country just last

 

May this year. I thought of maybe there should be at least

 

a reduction with my tax figure for having a child. May I ask

 

for any inputs how to deal with this or do I have to

 

fill up forms and send it by post or should i go to the

 

finanzamt offices in person?

 

Thank you in advance!

 

regards,

 

jon

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I have a tax class of III. The thing is I have now one(1) child and he just arrived here in the country just last May this year. I thought of maybe there should be at least a reduction with my tax figure for having a child.

Hi Jon,

if you have a child you can profit from one of 2 possible advantages, either:

 

 

Unless you have a very high income, the Kindergeld will be more advantageous to you.

 

You don't get the Kindergeld automatically, you have to apply for it, see here for the forms. If you haven't yet applied for it I've read somewhere here on TT that you will get it retroactively for up to 6 months, so hurry up.

 

Since you have tax class 3 you will anyway have to do a tax return at the end of the year and the Finanzamt will then calculate which of the above is more advantageous to you and reimburse should the Kinderfreibetrag save you more money. See here for instructions on how to do the tax return.

 

In the tax return you can also claim child care costs, e.g. Kindergarten fees and private school fees, see Filing a Tax Return 2010 for instructions on how to fill in the tax form for that.

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Thanks for the inputs! :D

 

My worry is if it is necessary for me to tell them *Finanzamt* about my Son

 

and update my record with them. As I have learned, that before they include

 

the names of children directly to TAX CARD. But now is a bit different for

 

this things are now done electronically. Please correct me if I am wrong.

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The Lohnsteuerkarte will only be electronical from 2012, for 2011 they still use the old paper 2010 one.

 

So for 2011 you can go to the Finanzamt at Deroystr. 6 and there, next to their big glass Service Centre cube they have opened a special office that deals just with the Lohnsteuerkarte (they have an arrow from the Service Centre showing the way).

 

If you tell them about your child, they will register him on your card, but the only advantage is that you pre-pay during the course of the year a bit less solidarity tax and church tax, it doesn't affect the income tax that's deducted each month from your salary.

 

So you can just as well only tell them about him when you're doing your obligatory income tax return together with your wife for 2011 next year, they will then calculate the final tax burden as if you had gone back in May to them and told them about him, and you'll get some money back.

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Hi!

 

Thank you for the correction with my statement :)

 

All the while, I thought that having my Son's name

 

written on my TAX CARD would result to a

 

lesser monthly income tax calculation. This is the

 

main reason why I would like to do this things and

 

able to save a little money of course.

 

However, I would like to do things on the proper

 

way. I thought, it could be better if I will tell

 

them at the early stage and will save me with any

 

trouble in the future. May I ask for opinions which

 

will be the best options to consider.

 

I apologize for being naive regarding this subject

 

and of course with the German language :)

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If you don't mind the time going to the Finanzamt in Deroystr. then I you might as well go there and get it off your chest ;)

 

You will need to bring along:

 

  • your Lohnsteuerkarte (which will be the 2010 one since no 2011 ones were issued), so you will have to ask your employer to give it back to you for this task
  • the proof of your son's birth (birth certificate) and of his having moved here (= Anmeldebescheingung which you got when you registered him as living with you back in May)
  • filled in application form LSt 3 A, just remember to check the box "Zahl der Kinderfreibeträge" there and fill in your son's details on the second page. The IdNr. they ask for there is your son's Steueridentifikationsnummer which you should have received in a letter after you registered him at the Kreisverwaltungsreferat.

 

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These are the points I wanted to know regarding

 

this matter. thank you very much for the heads up.

 

I couldn't ask more! :) pretty well explained.

 

btw

 

I asked my employer for the 2010 tax card and they

 

have said that they still need this for this year

 

2011 so I have to return it back. If not, my income

 

tax could be higher.

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Hi!

 

After submitting all the requirements to update the data of

 

TAX CARD. What will happen next? Are they going to issue

 

new TAX CARD with updated data? do they release this

 

immediately or I have to wait for a couple of days.

 

Thanks for any inputs. cheers!

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Hi!

 

Following the inputs that have been given, I went to FINANZAMT MUNICH

 

and lucky enough to communicate with the officer. After a few checks

 

with my records, they have returned my TAX CARD with the some changes.

 

Under the category of "Aenderungen der Eintragungen im Abschnitt I,

 

they put the value of "eins" for Steuerklasse/Faktor and "0.5" under

 

the Zahl der Kinderfreibetraege.

 

Am I doing this right?

 

cheers!

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Hi cobra_0515,

 

I just want to ask if it's possible to transact at FINANZAMT MUNICH in English? I also have some issues to settle.

 

Thank you very much!

 

Ariel

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In theory at least the folks at the Finanzamt are not allowed to communicate with you in any other language other than German, but in practice, as long as you are not asking for formal advice, and conveniently find yourself in front of someone who can and will speak English, then you won't have a problem. Just don't expect it.

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