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Tax return: "One of the most common mistakes" according to experts when you want as much money as possible


When filing your tax return, you can easily avoid some common mistakes - and ultimately get more money out of it. Experts reveal what to look out for.

When filing your tax return, you can easily avoid some common mistakes - and ultimately get more money out of it.

Experts reveal what to look out for.

Some lack of knowledge


tax returns

can be dear to laypeople.

For example, the tax return for the

Corona year 2020 has

some special features that everyone should know who does not want to give away money.

You can find out more about this

here *


But otherwise, omissions or errors in the tax return could be more expensive.

Fortunately, the United Wage Tax Aid Association (VLH) has some tips on how to do it better.

Collect invoices and evidence for the tax return

“One of the most common mistakes when it comes to tax returns” from the point of view of the experts: “Craftsmen, cleaning women or au pairs pay in cash”, as stated in a statement from the VLH from September 2021, among other things.

Or, more fundamentally,

to pay bills in cash, although - at least in many cases - the corresponding costs can be deducted from the tax.


You can only take advantage of all tax advantages with regard to craftsmen's services and household-related services with an invoice and transfer form.

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Closely related to this is another common "tax error" - namely, when you

mess up evidence such as for the dental surgery, receipts for specialist books or the driver's log for the company car


Instead, the VLH advises quite simply: “Collect all receipts and receipts for the year in a folder or, even more simply, in a shoebox.

If you are sitting at your tax return, you can sort the evidence and assign it to the correct expenditure - namely business expenses, special expenses or extraordinary expenses - and then enter them in the right place in the tax return forms. "

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Do not mix up entries in the tax return


also happens again and again that


swap entries


filing their tax returns


So, for example, that they paid for further training themselves, but inadvertently stated the costs for it in the special expenses instead of in the further training.

Or, for example, have entered tradespeople in the case of extraordinary loads.

"The tax office then removes the claimed costs from the wrong lines, but does not enter them in the correct ones," says the VLH according to the message.

"The repayment to which you would be entitled simply does not materialize."

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Don't forget the costs from the annual consumption bill

Are you a tenant or owner? Then, according to the VLH, you shouldn't make the mistake of



costs from the annual consumption

bill. Instead, “craftsmen's costs and household-related services that are stated in your annual consumption bill can be deducted”. According to the experts, this includes, for example, the

costs of garden maintenance or house cleaning

, “But also device maintenance, for example on the fire alarm, on the elevator or on the heating.

With tenants who live in a multi-family or high-rise building, a lot can come together ”.

The VLH has a tip: “You can usually find the corresponding list of such costs in your annual consumption statement under a heading such as“ Proof of expenses in accordance with Section 35a of the Income Tax Act ”, according to the notification.

This is because the individual property management companies and energy service providers are legally obliged to provide their tenants with a list of all tradespeople and household-related services over the course of a year.

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Corona child bonus?

You must state this on your next tax return

Do not let deadlines pass and check tax assessments


no circumstances should


pass and

tax assessments should be checked


One of the tips, as it says in the notification from the VLH: "Take a closer look at the decision or hire a professional who will later appear for you to the tax office and correct any errors."

(Ahu) * Merkur. de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.

Source: merkur

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