The tax law has not the saving made easy. Looked at first like the flat tax simplification proves it in retrospect as an organizational and financial difficulty. In 2009 she was introduced.
In Germany, capital will also increase in value of the taxed. The flat tax is for a fixed tax rate directly to the bank removed. Advantage is the elimination of the basic income tax on capital gains.The Ministry of Finance, the annual tax settlement with the intervention in the tax law does not simplify, but complicated.
Basis for withholding tax for investors
2009, the allowance has been dropped from 512 € per person for private capital gains. Was also reformed the tax-free amount. He is now at 801 € for singles, € 1,600 for married couples and is called lump sum savers. The 512 € “are mentioned in it,” than in the past so in short, gone.
The rate of withholding tax is 25, maximum 45%. Especially people with low savings and investments through the introduction of more tax disadvantages have received.
Savings opportunities for young people and pensioners
Young taxpayers who study such as still and pensioners should be a non-assessment certificate issued by the tax office so that their capital is exempt from tax. Singles to have a claim if their taxable income is below € 8,805. Pensioners whose taxable income before the introduction of the tax was at € 7,834 are not required to pay the same tax.
Who before the second was born in January 1945 may reduce a citizen’s relief exceeds the level of tax. Capital gains on assets that have emerged after 2009, but are fully taxed. Are being added all the solidarity surcharge and church tax, which together highlight a few hundred € discount.
After all: Pensions are paid only proportionately. If the pension in 2005 was up to, the capital is only half taxable. At retirement in 2009, the tax is 58%.
Not only for low income and pensioners
All taxpayers may include several accounts together. If an account has written another profit and loss, this is especially handy. Only the sum of the accounts will be taxed. If all investors had to pay taxes in 2009 before the leads Fiannzamt a favorable review by the. So you have a good chance that not one tax rate to pay the highest. So get in the tax return be quite honest and give all investment income.