The general deadline is May 31 of the following year. But: the faster you submit the declaration, the faster the money goes back to the tax authorities! The tax office no longer has to process a voluntarily submitted tax return after more than four years. The period for mandatory tax filing is even longer: the tax office still has to do it up to seven years later.
If you are unable to file your tax return with the tax office on time, you can use this sample letter to request an extension of the filing deadline. For the submission of tax returns, tax returns and, if applicable, commercial tax returns, the deadline is therefore usually easily extended from 31.5. to 30.9. extended.
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Jörg Frey is managing director of Haufe-Lexware GmbH & Co KG, a company of the Haufe group. You can find more of his texts on Gründerküche here.