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Receive notice of the property tax assessment amount

If you are the owner of real estate (or, in the new federal states, the user of agricultural and forestry property) that is not exempt from real estate tax, the tax office will issue a real estate tax assessment notice to you. This land tax assessment notice serves the municipality as the basis for the land tax assessment notice to be issued.
In the case of real estate tax, the tax object is the real estate as defined by the valuation law.
Property tax is assessed in a three-stage procedure.
The so-called standard value to be determined by the tax office is decisive for the calculation of the property tax. The tax assessment amount is determined by applying a tax assessment figure to the assessed value. In the case of agriculture and forestry in the new federal states, the standard value is replaced by the substitute economic value.
The notice of assessed value is the basis for the notice of land tax assessment, and the notice of land tax assessment in turn is the basis for the notice of land tax assessment. If you have objections to the amount of the assessed value of the real property, you must appeal against the notice of assessed value within the appeal period; if you have objections to the tax assessment figure, you must appeal against the notice of real property tax assessment figure.
The basic tax rate for land in the old federal states is between 2.6 and 3.5 per cent, for land in the new federal states it is between 5.0 and 10 per cent; for agricultural and forestry operations it is 6 per cent in both the old and new federal states.
Under certain conditions, you can be exempted from property tax. This is the case, for example, if you are a non-profit corporation and the property is used exclusively and directly for non-profit purposes. However, an exemption is usually not possible if the property is used for agricultural, forestry or residential purposes. You can apply for an exemption from property tax at the tax office.

If you have acquired a property or, for example, built on a property that you own, you may receive a request from your tax office to submit a declaration to establish a standard value. The tax office will then allocate to you a standard value that has already been determined or update the standard value. The value determined during the determination of the standard value forms the basis for the property tax assessment. Multiplied by the tax assessment figure, it results in the real estate tax assessment amount. The tax office informs you of this amount in an assessment notice.
These notices have a permanent effect, i.e. as long as the factual and legal circumstances of the property do not change, these notices remain in effect for the future.
The municipality entitled to levy the tax also receives notification of the amount of the assessed property tax. It will determine the property tax on this basis.

The tax office responsible for determining the property tax assessment amount for your property is usually the tax office in whose district your property is located.

Tax liability occurs when you own real property.

The basis for the property tax assessment amount is already laid in the value determination procedure.
The tax office will therefore request you - if necessary - to submit a declaration for the determination of the assessed value, enclosing the declaration forms. If necessary, the tax office will ask you to enclose further documents.
If you wish to apply for a property tax exemption, please ask your tax office in what way and enclosing what documents the application should be made.

in principle none;
However, if you have been granted a property tax exemption and the usage or ownership conditions change, you must notify the relevant tax office within 3 months of the change occurring.

Forms: none
Online procedure possible: no
Written form required: yes
Personal appearance required: no

You can lodge an objection against the decision on the property tax assessment amount with the responsible tax office.

If you are the owner of a property or an agricultural and forestry business or land used for agricultural and forestry purposes, you will receive a property tax assessment notice from the tax office, which is issued on the basis of a standard value assessment notice. The land tax assessment notice forms the basis for the land tax assessment by the municipality.

Lower Saxony Ministry of Finance


The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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