Germany tax refund

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Get your Germany Tax Refund fast and easy!

If you are planning to work in Germany or have already worked there
for past 4 years, you can get
Tax Refund which belongs to YOU!

You can check how much taxes you can get back using our free tax refund calculator

What is Germany Tax Refund?

While you are working in Germany you are paying income taxes and if you pay more than you have to,
you can get an overpayment (Germany Tax Refund) back. Isn’t that great?!

We refund:

  • We refund Income Taxes;
  • We refund taxes for the last 4 years;

How it works?



Document collection...

Tax Return preparation by AmberTax...

Submitting declarations to US Tax Authorities...

Paying out Tax Refund...

How to start Germany Tax Refund process?

All you need to do is to Apply for Tax Refund service pressing the button

and we will contact you for further details.

It is just that simple!

Documents you need to provide for your Tax Refund are:


It is important to provide information about all employers which you had in Germany, even if you worked for one day or have not paid income taxes;

NOTE: If you do not have any of these documents, you can still apply for income tax refund! AmberTax will assist getting the missing documents for you!

Germany Tax refund process time


Average Tax Refund time is about 6 months from the date when Germany Income Tax Declaration is sent to Germany Tax Authorities.

Germany Tax Refund process can be delayed in the following cases:

  • When the client does not provide full accurate information.
  • When the client does not provide all the required documents.
  • When Germany Tax Authorities decide to review tax return or request additional information.

Our service fees


There is no upfront service fee – service fee is deducted only after your Tax Refund is received!

AmberTax service fee is 12% from the refunded amount, but not less than 60 EUR. The price Includes VAT, levy and handling fees.

Fee for refunding SOKA-BAU is 36 EUR.

For replacement of missing Lohnsteuerbescheinigung form if it is necessary – 20 EUR.


It is a possibility to get back all overpaid income taxes from Germany government.

Everybody, who had temporary job assignments in the Germany and are entitled for Germany Tax Refund are welcome to use our service.

You are able to claim Germany Tax Refund for past 4 years.

Tax Refund usually takes 6 months from the date we send your documents to Germany Tax Authorities until you receive a transfer with your Tax Refund from us.

The amount of taxes, which you can expect to be refunded, depends on many factors: total income you have earned in Germany and outside during tax year, total taxes you have paid, period you have stayed in Germany and many others. Please check our FREE calculation of estimated Germany Tax Refund!

Form Lohnsteuerbescheinigung is a Wage and Tax Statement, which reports an employee’s annual wages and the amount of taxes withheld from employee’s income during one tax year.

Steuernummer is a tax identification number issued by your local Tax office in Germany. It lasts for a life time and doesn’t change no matter how many times you move or leave Germany. Steuernummer  can be found on any documents you’ve received from the tax office.

You need to declare all income earned outside of Germany during the tax year. German Tax authorities require this information to assess the correct tax rate.

Yes, you can file your return yourself. But please note, that German tax system is very complicate and is a big challenge for people to understand tax laws. To prepare correctly tax return is not so easy as it might look. We advise to rely on professional AmberTax expert and do not worry about tax refund process at all.

If you want to get Germany Tax Refund you have to provide copies of your passport or ID card, visa (if applicable for your country), Lohnsteuerbescheinigung forms or final payslips from each of your employers in Germany. If you don’t have final payslips, send us any payslips you have.

If you have lost or do not have necessary documents, you can still apply for Germany Tax Refund process. Just contact us at [email protected] and we will help you to get missing documents. Please note that there is an additional fee for this service.

All fees are detail described in Contract between AmberTax and You – our client. Note! Service fees apply ONLY at the end of all process when customer receives tax refund. There are no upfront charges for any AmberTax service! AmberTax commission fees will be charged only when you receive your tax refund.

Once we receive your tax refund from the German Tax Authorities we will deduct our service fees and transfer the refund to your bank account in any country or issue a bank cheque to your home address.

Yes, we can. Please contact us for further information by email [email protected]. If you have any additional questions send a message to our tax professionals through form “Ask a question” or live chat.

Because we simply love our job and idea that we can help people like you to get Germany Tax Refund without any worries, stress and time waste.

All you need is just rely on our professional team which is ready to return maximum of your refund.

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