Average sum returned

Clients from Germany usually get 1072 EUR returned on average.

Limitation period

Taxes from Germany can be returned for as many as the last 4 years.

Missing documents

If you do not have all the necessary documents, contact us and we will help you get them.

Duration of the procedure

On average it takes 3-6 months from the day the documents are sent to Tax Authorities.

Tax refund process

If you have worked in Germany during the last four years, you can file for an income tax return. It is a simple procedure with RT Tax: register, gather the necessary documents, provide them to us, and we will take care of the rest!

Clients from Germany usually get 1072 EUR returned on average.


Register for a tax return. Immediately after the registration you shall receive the documents submission form and further instructions. Our consultants shall contact you in 24 hours and answer all potential questions.

You can also download the documents submission form on your own. Find its filling examples here. After filling it in, you will have to gather all the documents necessary for a tax return.

Documents necessary for a tax return:

A copy of your passport or ID card;

Official documents certifying the holder’s identity and citizenship.

Identifikationsnummer (IdNr. or Steuer-ID);

11 symbol tax identification number (Identifikationsnummer) is provided by Federal Central Tax Office for a person working in Germany, once he/she is registered with the residents’ registration office. The number can be found in a letter from Federal Central Tax Office, Lohnsteuerbescheinigung form, payslip or other work related document.



Lohnsteuerbescheinigung form or last payslips from all employments;

Lohnsteuerbescheinigung form – a document provided by employer which contains information on a person’s total income and paid taxes.

Last payslip – a document which contains information on a person’s total income and paid taxes. Last payslip is usually issued by employer together with the salary.



Rental agreement (Mietvertrag) (if you have it);
Copies of rent payments (if you have it).

Copies of rent payments (if employer did not compensate them).

NOTE: If you do not have all required documents – no problem! You can still begin your tax return process. Contact us and we will help you get them.

Submission of documents

Submit all the necessary documents and the documents submission form to us. Bring or send all the documents to our representative office via mail:

RT Tax
E. Ožeškienės 15
LT-44254 Kaunas

Having received your documents, we will begin your tax return process immediately and inform you. You can follow the process by logging in to an online account, created especially for you.

When the foreign tax office returns your taxes, you will be informed by e-mail about the successful tax refund.


All of our clients’ documents are processed using German tax authorities approved E-filing system

With E-filing system:
- Refunds are issued faster
- All documents are sent online
- Tax cases are solved at greater speed

Can I file for the return of all the taxes from Germany?

If the income you have received in the Germany for the year did not exceed the income tax threshold, you shall be returned all your taxes. If your yearly income is above that, you are only eligible to return the amount of income taxes you overpaid.

How long does the tax return process take?

Tax returns from Germany normally take 3-6 months, depending on the processes in Germany tax office. When we receive your documents, we review and process them, prepare your income tax declarations and send them to the tax office at Germany in the shortest possible amount of time.

What should I do if I do not have all the necessary documents?

If you do not have Lohnsteuerbescheinigung form – no problem! You can still begin your tax return procedure. Our experienced tax return experts shall retrieve your missing documents.

What are the service fees?

RT Tax does not apply any upfront or hidden charges, meaning, it shall cost you nothing to contact us in order to file for a tax return and the commission is only paid when the tax return process has been completed.

The charge for tax returns from Germany depends on the sum that is to be returned: 16% from the returned tax sum, but not less than 79 EUR.

If your missing Lohnsteuerbescheinigung forms need to be sought out, an additional charge of 20 EUR is applied.

Which years can I file a tax return for?

Taxes from Germany can be returned for as many as the last four years.

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