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Processing status of the tax return


Processing status of the tax return / duration of processing

Tax returns are generally processed in the order in which they are received. Depending on the tax case, there are complex and less complex issues, so that no general statement can be made about the processing status of a tax return.

How long does the processing take?

The processing time depends on how many tax returns are submitted at any one time or within a given period. An increased volume of returns and therefore a longer processing time at the tax offices is to be expected, particularly on the statutory submission deadlines.

Statutory filing deadlines for citizens without tax advice:
Taxation period Filing deadline
2021 01.11.2022
2022 02.10.2023
2023 02.09.2024
2024 31.07.2025
2025 31.07.2026

Statutory filing deadlines for citizens with tax advice:
Taxation period Filing deadline
2021 31.08.2023
2022 31.07.2024
2023 02.06.2025
2024 30.04.2026
2025 01.03.2027

In addition, different work statuses may occur in the individual work areas of the tax offices, for example due to sickness or vacation-related absences.

The date given is therefore only a guideline for the current processing of incoming returns. The individual processing of your tax return may deviate from this, i.e. it may take place earlier or later.

Bremen tax office

  • Profit income (tradespeople and self-employed persons, tax numbers 460-200-0000 to 460-283-99999): 30.10.2023
  • Surplus income (employee cases, tax numbers 460-300-0000 to 460-579-99999): 15.01.2024

Bremerhaven tax office

  • Profit income (tradespeople and self-employed persons, tax numbers 475-200-00000 to 475-283-99999): 05.05.2024
  • Surplus income (employee cases, tax numbers 475-300-00000 to 475-579-99999): 09.05.2024

Status: 14.06.2024