Tax return; electronic transmission

Tax returns (e.g. income tax, sales tax and trade tax returns) can be submitted electronically to the tax administration.

Description

For taxpayers, the electronic tax return offers many advantages. For entrepreneurs and employers, there is a legal obligation to submit certain tax returns (e.g. income tax returns, corporate tax returns, advance VAT returns, payroll tax returns) electronically. For entities paying out investment income, there is a legal obligation to transmit investment income tax returns electronically.

The ELSTER(ELelektronische STeuerERklärung) procedure enables the transmission of tax returns to the tax offices.

My ELSTER is the platform-independent service portal of the tax authorities, which enables the paperless submission of tax data via an interactive web application with maximum security, quickly and conveniently.

In addition, various commercial and free tax programs are available on the market.

The pre-filled tax return is a service offered by the tax authorities, with which interested citizens can electronically retrieve personal data stored by the tax authorities and include it in their income tax return. Third parties (e.g. spouses, tax consultants) can also be authorized to retrieve data.

There are clear advantages for users of ELSTER:

  • Transfer of data from the previous year
  • Tax calculation
  • Display of assessment data and comparison with the transmitted values
  • Pre-filled tax return (retrieval of certificates)
  • Plausibility check during preparation and transmission
  • Support for visually impaired users

To protect tax secrecy, tax data is transmitted to the tax administration in encrypted form. ELSTER services are provided in an in-house IT infrastructure certified in accordance with ISO 27001 based on the IT-Grundschutz catalogs of the BSI.

ELSTER offers authenticated transmission with the aid of an electronic certificate. The certificate ensures unique identification. It can be applied for free of charge via ELSTER.

Prerequisites

PC, tablet or smartphone with Internet access

Deadlines

The statutory deadlines for filing tax returns also apply when filing an electronic tax return

Online procedures

  • Mein ELSTER

    My ELSTER: Your online tax office bundles the online services of the tax authorities. Here you can create and submit your electronic tax return.

Legal bases

Status: 06.05.2022

Responsible for editing: Bayerisches Staatsministerium der Finanzen und für Heimat

Contains machine translated content. Show the original content

  • Online transactions, Bavaria-wide
  • Online transactions, locally limited
  • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide
  • Legal bases, Bavaria-wide
  • Legal bases, locally limited
  • Fees, Bavaria-wide
  • Fees, locally limited
Kleines Staatswappen des Freistaats Bayern

Responsible for you

Finanzamt München

Street address
Deroystr. 18
80335 München

Show address on map Plan a route by car. Open trip planner for public transport.

Postal address
80269 München

Phone
+49 (0)89 1252-0

Fax
+49 (0)89 1252-2525

Email to the authority

Website of the public authority

External search