Today is actually the deadline for the property tax.
But Bayern is no longer playing along and wants to extend the deadline.
Munich - Bavaria single-handedly extends the deadline for filing property tax returns.
Property owners should be given three months more time, as Bavarian Finance Minister Albert Füracker (CSU) surprisingly announced on Tuesday after a cabinet meeting in Munich.
One wants to give relief again, especially for the tax consulting professions.
You do not want to annoy anyone, but to carry out the entire tax procedure properly.
The regulation of property tax is a matter for the federal states.
So far, the federal states have agreed on a uniform procedure for implementing the controversial regulation.
Now the Free State gives up.
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The submission deadline for the new property tax returns was originally scheduled nationwide for the end of October 2022.
This period was then extended throughout Germany up to and including January 31st.
There was no further nationwide extension of the deadline until recently.
The Bavarian decision is now very surprising.
New deadline for property tax levy in Bavaria: Reaction to sluggish levy
With the unusual approach, Bavaria is reacting to the sluggish submission of the declarations.
Most recently, the data of almost a third of all property owners in the Free State were still missing.
The rates are similar in other states.
Up to and including Monday, more than 4.3 million property tax returns were submitted throughout Bavaria.
This corresponds to around 68 percent of the total declarations to be made, as the Ministry of Finance announced on Tuesday.
It was only on Monday that the head of the taxpayers' association, Reiner Holznagel, asked in an interview with
that the decisions should only be issued provisionally.
So no objections would be necessary, which also relieves the financial administration.
In addition, the tax offices should refrain from issuing surcharges for late property tax reports, Holznagel demanded.