German income tax returns for foreigners with income from German sources
Live outside Germany – Earn income from German sources
A person who lives outside Germany and receives income from German sources is generally only subject to limited tax liability in Germany. In this case, it is not necessary to declare the worldwide income, but only the income from German sources here.
Limited tax liability in Germany also means: Not all expenses are tax deductible
If you have income from a German company, the condition of limited tax liability also has a diminishing effect on the amount of tax-deductible expenses. Not all expenses which would be normally deductible for an unlimited tax liability are tax deductible.
When you are abroad, which type of income is subject to taxation in Germany? We will guide you in that respect
We will check for you which part of your income is subject to taxation in Germany. Maybe tax was already deducted at source from your income and withheld, which would then mean that your German tax liabilities are already fulfilled? This generally depends on the type of income. If you are uncertain whether you must declare income in Germany, we will check that for you. If there is a tax liability for you and if you do not comply with it within the deadline, this is considered as tax evasion and a corresponding penalty can be imposed.
We prepare your income tax returns and act as your power of attorney in dealings with the tax authorities
Upon request, we prepare the required German income tax returns for you and communicate with the tax authorities. We do not prepare tax returns in other countries. However, we probably know experts who can undertake this task for you there. We will gladly refer them to you.