Tax System

Taxes in Germany - as it is a federal republic - are levied by the federal government (Bund), the states (Länder) as well as the municipalities (Städte/Gemeinden). Many direct and indirect taxes exist in Germany; income tax and VAT are the most significant.

If you have never worked in Germany before, you need an identification number. Please make an appointment at the local tax office "Finanzamt" (Wilhelmstraße 7, 45468 Mülheim an der Ruhr, Tel: +49 (0)208/30010)