Short-time work allowance: tax return now mandatory *** BILDplus content *** – policy

The state expects short-time workers to reach 1.6 billion euros

Who has to pay taxes for 2020?

… and who might even get something back?


Short-time work allowance: tax return is now compulsory
Photo: Philipp von Ditfurth / dpa

Short-time work benefits are currently saving thousands of jobs. But many employees face a nasty surprise with their tax return. Because although the short-time allowance itself is tax-free, additional payments could be due.

Take from those who hardly have anything left anyway? The fact is: EVERYONE who received short-time work benefits in 2020 MUST file a tax return! However, it can also use it to give money back. BILD explains who is particularly affected, helps with calculation examples and gives tips that make the tax return for 2020 easier.

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