The Actress “Felor Nazari” living in Germany
In addition to income tax, individuals and households are required to pay some special taxes. This includes the household GEZ or Rundfunkbeitrag which finances public broadcasting. Church taxes are rigorously collected, and should you join a congregation, expect to pay around 8-9% of your income towards the Church. It’s worthwhile to note that if you work in Germany for an extended period, you may later be entitled to some retirement benefits from the social security service, even if you plan on retiring in another country. Find out how much income tax you may have to pay on our German Tax System page.