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Unexpected Change to Tax Code

I wonder if anyone can shed any light on this....

My husband is the only earner in our household, and has been on an appropriate tax code so far.

However, today, his company have had a request from our Gemeinde to change his Quellensteuer code to "Verheirateter Doppelverdiener" which Google translate tells me means married dual income. We don't have a dual income, because I have not found a job here yet.

Husband not happy at the prospect of paying more tax, so I am trying to work out why this has happened and what we can do about it.

Does the fact that I have recently registered with RAV and ALK explain why the tax-bods think I have an income? Although, I don't think I am eligible for ALK payments, as I have not worked since I've been here, so haven't paid the Arbeitslosung Versicherung.

Its a mystery. I asked the Gemeinde - they don't know why it has changed, and my ALK is closed today so I can't check with them.

Has anyone else had this experience?
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Old 18.04.2012, 19:05
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Yes they assume your getting RAV payments. Did you work in the EU in the last 2 years?

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I wonder if anyone can shed any light on this....

My husband is the only earner in our household, and has been on an appropriate tax code so far.

However, today, his company have had a request from our Gemeinde to change his Quellensteuer code to "Verheirateter Doppelverdiener" which Google translate tells me means married dual income. We don't have a dual income, because I have not found a job here yet.

Husband not happy at the prospect of paying more tax, so I am trying to work out why this has happened and what we can do about it.

Does the fact that I have recently registered with RAV and ALK explain why the tax-bods think I have an income? Although, I don't think I am eligible for ALK payments, as I have not worked since I've been here, so haven't paid the Arbeitslosung Versicherung.

Its a mystery. I asked the Gemeinde - they don't know why it has changed, and my ALK is closed today so I can't check with them.

Has anyone else had this experience?
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Re: Unexpected Change to Tax Code

Yes, I worked full time in the UK for many years, and have sent off for my E301 earlier this month, but no response yet. I've seen on other posts that it can take a few months to come through. So guess we'll have to swallow the extra tax deductions, and hope that payments come through soon.....
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Old 18.04.2012, 19:28
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Yes, I worked full time in the UK for many years, and have sent off for my E301 earlier this month, but no response yet. I've seen on other posts that it can take a few months to come through. So guess we'll have to swallow the extra tax deductions, and hope that payments come through soon.....
If you worked for 18 months in the last 24 months you will be entitled to 400 days of benefit, for a minimium of 12 months in the last 24 months then 260 days IIRC. Good luck & make sure you apply for 10 jobs a month, abroad if necessary.
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Husband not happy at the prospect of paying more tax, so I am trying to work out why this has happened and what we can do about it.
I don't know if it's people on the EF or is it me these days? guys, if you live and work here, you will pay have to pay taxes!
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Re: Unexpected Change to Tax Code

Speaking from experience, you are better off paying more tax out of Quellensteuer and claiming it back later, than paying too little and facing an enormous tax bill.

Did you actually do an estimate of what the difference will be ? My husband's tax deduction is about 12% of his gross salary, mine is about 12....

A far way from paying 20-30% tax in Australia....
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