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Draw up declaration of waiver of certification of old-age provision and basic pension contracts ("Riester" or "Rürup")

The Federal Central Tax Office (BZSt) is responsible for the certification of retirement provision and basic pension contracts.

Retirement provision and basic pension contracts must meet the relevant certification criteria in order to be eligible for a tax incentive. Providers of certified retirement and basic annuity contracts can waive certification for the future by submitting a waiver.

The waiver is published with its effective date in the Federal Tax Gazette and in the list of all certificates issued.

If an old-age provision or basic pension contract was concluded on the basis of a certificate before the waiver to this certificate became effective, the contract remains fully eligible. Even after a waiver, the provider's contractual obligations to existing customers remain in effect.

You make your declaration in writing to the certification office of the Federal Central Tax Office (BZSt).


A retroactive waiver is not possible.

Process flow

You must declare the waiver in writing to the certification office of the Federal Central Tax Office (BZSt).

  • Download the application from the BZSt website.
  • Complete the application electronically, print it out and sign it.
  • Send the application by mail to the BZSt certification office.
  • Your application will be processed and reviewed by the BZSt.
  • You will receive written confirmation of your waiver by mail.
  • The declaration of waiver of certification of old-age provision and basic pension contracts becomes effective on a date determined by the provider in the future, at the earliest upon receipt by the certification office.

Competent authority

Federal Central Tax Office (BZSt)


A waiver for the future can be submitted by:

  • Providers of certified old-age provision and basic pension contracts

Which documents are required?


What are the fees?


What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?


Processing duration

  • regularly 1 to 6 weeks

Applications / forms

  • Forms: yes
  • Online procedure possible: no
  • Written form required: yes
  • Personal appearance required: no


  • Appeal
  • Complaint

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Finance (BMF)

Professionally released on



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Data protection information

Landkreis Emsland
Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen
Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62 , 49705 Meppen
Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
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Bus: 993

Building Access
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible
bank account:
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Emsländische Volksbank
IBAN: DE26266600600120050000
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
IBAN: DE39266500010000001339
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Postbank Hannover
IBAN: DE36250100300012132306


Marc-André Burgdorf
responsible for:
Bernd Otten (Datenschutzbeauftragter)
Telephone: 05931 44-1605
Fax: 05931 44-391605
responsible for:

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen
Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover
Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)