Pay business tax

Service Description

Are you an individual and do you generate a trade income of more than EUR 24,500 with your domestic trade business? If so, you are above the exemption amount and must submit an electronic trade tax return to your tax office. In it, you declare how high your trade income was in the assessment period - i.e. in the past calendar year.

In addition, you declare any further additions or reductions based on your profit or loss - income less expenses.

You also specify the municipality in which you operate your business. You will then receive a notice from the tax office regarding the so-called trade tax assessment amount.

The tax office determines the trade tax assessment amount by multiplying the trade income by the tax assessment figure of 3.5 percent. This measurement amount is the basis for the amount of trade tax.

The tax office informs the municipality in which you operate your trade about the trade tax measurement amount. You will then receive a notice of the trade tax to be paid by you or to be refunded to you by the municipality.

The municipality calculates the trade tax from the trade tax assessment amount of the tax office multiplied by the trade tax assessment rate of the municipality. Each municipality determines its own assessment rate.

The municipality also decides on the advance payments of the trade tax to be paid by you in the future for the subsequent collection period with the notice of the trade tax.

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

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Competent Authority

Finanzamt Erfurt

August-Röbling-Straße 10
99091 Erfurt
0361 573615-000
0361 573615-800
Opening times

Our service center will be permanently closed. During our service hours, we will answer inquiries about your specific tax case by telephone:

0361 57 3615-900

Service hours

Monday 08.00 - 12.00 h and 13.00 - 15.00 h

Tuesday 08.00 - 12.00 h and 13.00 - 15.00 h

Wednesday 08.00 - 12.00

Thursday 08.00 - 12.00 and 13.00 - 18.00

Friday 08.00 - 12.00

If a matter cannot be resolved by telephone, you still have the option of making a personal appointment with the person responsible.


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Further Authorities

Landeshauptstadt Erfurt, Stadtverwaltung - Gewerbesteuer
Visiting address
Stauffenbergallee 18
99085 Erfurt
0361 655-2577
0361 655-2549