Have address and personal data changed
Changes to data under registration law (e.g. marriage, birth of a child) must still be reported to the responsible municipality (registry office or registration authority). They automatically send the changes to the Federal Central Tax Office (BZSt). If these changes have an impact on your electronic income tax deduction characteristics (ELStAM) (e.g. change in tax class or child allowance), they will be made available to your employer electronically for retrieval.
It can take several weeks for the changed ELStAM to be taken into account in your payroll.
Your employer can then apply the changes retroactively and correct the payslips that have been made in the meantime.
Who should I contact?
The changes will be received and processed by the responsible municipality (registry office or registration office).
Which documents are required?
- Identity card or passport
- corresponding proof of the change that has occurred in the original (e.g. marriage certificate, birth certificate of the child)
What are the fees?
Fees may apply, please contact the competent authority.
What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?
Deadlines may have to be observed. Please contact the competent authority.
Further information can be found on the website of the competent authority.
Technically approved by
Lower Saxony Ministry of Finance
The text was automatically translated based on the German content.