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Audit as a tax consultant Shortening

Anyone who meets the requirements can take the tax consultant examination in a shortened form on request. The request for shortened examination should be submitted together with the application for admission to the examination.

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the Chamber of Tax Consultants, in whose district the applicant works full-time or, if the applicant does not carry out any activity, has his/her predominant place of residence.

This procedure can also be handled through a "point of single contact". The "Point of Single Contact" is a special service offered by the municipalities and the state for service providers.

Find your point of single contact here.


  • The applicant is
    • Auditor,
    • sworn accountant, or
    • Applicant who has passed the examination as an auditor or sworn accountant

Which documents are required?

  • Curriculum vitae with detailed personal details and professional career
  • Passport photo (not older than one year)
  • Certified copy of the examination certificates
  • Diplomas and qualifications on the legal educational requirements for the examination as a tax consultant
  • certified copy of the certificates and activity certificates of the previous professional activity, in particular with information on the nature and scope of the activity in the field of taxes administered by the federal or state tax authorities
  • Proof of working hours
  • In addition, a certificate from the Chamber of Auditors is required, which proves that the applicant is an auditor or a sworn accountant or has passed the examination as an auditor or sworn in.

What are the fees?

Fees apply in accordance with the scale of fees of the competent authority. A fee must be paid to the competent authority for the processing of the application for admission to the examination in abbreviated form. There are also fees for the examination.

Fee: 200,00 EUR
Payment in advance: No
Entrance fee

Fee: 1000,00 EUR
Payment in advance: No
Examination fee

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Deadlines may have to be observed. Please contact the competent authority.

Applications / forms

The application for admission must be requested in writing or orally from the competent authority.


In the event of refusal of admission, the action before the Tax Court is admissible.

Technically approved by

Chamber of Tax Advisors Lower Saxony

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Linie6PLus)

Further Links

Single points of contact of the state of Lower Saxony, Single points of contact of the countries of Europe, advice and assistance for EU citizens and their families.