We will try to explain what does ELSTER mean, what is the purpose of this website and what you can do with it.
ELSTER is taxing software that stands for Elektronische Steuererklärung (Electronic Tax Declaration). It was first built in 1996 and is used by many people who are both employees-employers and who want to make Steuererklärung online without dealing any paper and Finanzamt. This project is managed from Munich. We won’t bother you with its history.
After it has been used widely as software, ELSTER was introduced to web with the motto:
“Meine Steuer mach ich online!” ( I do my tax online )
Only in 3 Easy Steps you can create an account and start making:
- Tax declaration for the current year (2019) or past years.
- Get a elektronischen Lohnsteuerkarte (electronic income tax card) which has the information of your tax class, your Persönliche Identifikationsnummer and who requested your tax class lately (might be your employer).
- Business taxes
- Corporation taxes and almost everything you can do in Finanzamt physically.
Since 2019 has just started, time of the year has come where you have to make tax declaration and get a lot of money back. Especially if you got married during 2019! We will explain how to create an account in our next article: 2 Easy and Free Steps to Create an ELSTER Account.