Ok - I appreciate people's attempts to be helpful and I'm sure these responses are answers to somebody's questions... just not mine
To clairfy, HR are not doing my tax return. I will use a company that provides tax consulting, auditing, accounting, payroll services, business administration and company directors. I am using them because we have an established business relationship where they have provided non personal tax related services and they have been reasonably competent and well priced.
That said, I am ever skeptical and uncomfortable leaving important matters in other people's hands. I was hoping someone here would have an informed comment regarding the unsent tax letter. Probably I will just embarass myself and ask the consultant for the third
time if they are *really* sure it is ok not to do a tax return until I receive a letter.
I don't speak German and I assumed the tax office would not want to talk to me in English.