Corona – Questions and Answers for companies and the self-employed (FAQ)
All information without guarantee for completeness and correctness. If necessary, please take appropriate legal advice, tax advice or support from your branch representative.
What tax relief can I get?
- There is the possibility of deferral of income, corporate and sales tax without interest as well as the reduction of tax prepayments / the trade tax assessment (application form).
- There is also the possibility of deferral of the trade tax without interest and the reduction of the advance payment (application form).
Where and how do I apply for tax assistance?
- The deferral of income, corporate and sales tax as well as the reduction of tax prepayments / the trade tax assessment must be applied for at the responsible tax office or via ELSTER.
- The deferral of trade tax and the reduction of the advance payment must be applied for at the Treasury and Tax Office of the City of Frankfurt.
- It is advisable to contact your tax advisor in advance.
Am I entitled to defer payment of social security contributions?
- Under specific conditions, it is possible that the statutory health insurances temporarily defer contributions to social security.
- The deferral of social security contributions is a supplement to the comprehensive support for companies and the self-employed, which is currently being decided by the Federal Government, the Bundestag and the Bundesrat. In principle, the contributions can only be deferred if all other measures from the various aid packages and support measures of the Federal Government have been exhausted.
- Please inform yourself at the health insurance association (press release, background and FAQ) and / or your health insurance companies about the possibilities of deferral or payment in installments of your contributions.
General information in different languages
Where can I get further information in my language?
Further information about regularities and support in different languages you can find here: https://www.wir-gruenden-in-deutschland.de
Status: May 18th, 2020.