Shortly before the end of the filing deadline, millions of property tax returns are still missing. As a spokesman for the Federal Ministry of Finance said on Tuesday in Berlin, around 71.36 percent of the declarations had been received nationwide by Monday.
Of these, 61.93 percent were transmitted electronically. In addition, an estimated 9.43 percent of the declarations were received on a paper form nationwide.
The deadline for submissions is this Tuesday. By Sunday, around 68.9 percent had made their statements. Meanwhile, Bavaria has single-handedly extended the deadline for submission. Property owners should have three months more time, i.e. until the end of April, as Finance Minister Albert Füracker (CSU) said after a cabinet meeting in Munich.
From 2025, the new property tax calculation should apply. The Federal Constitutional Court had demanded this, because the tax offices recently calculated the value of a property on the basis of completely outdated data, from 1935 in East Germany and from 1964 in West Germany. Almost 36 million properties now have to be revalued for the recalculation.