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Information for registration authorities and tax offices

Information for Registration Offices and Tax Offices

Data for generating the electronic wage tax deduction information (Elektronische Lohnsteuerabzugsmerkmale, ELStAM) is transmitted between registration offices and tax offices exclusively through the Federal Central Tax Office (Bundeszentralamt für Steuern, BZSt). The data is stored in the Federal Central Tax Office's tax identification number (IdNo) database and can only be changed by the registration offices. This page contains information about this process.

Information for Registration Offices

Questions and Answers for Tax Offices

The Federal Central Tax Office gave the questions and answers for the tax offices concerning electronic wage tax deduction information ticket preparation to the federal states' contacts for ticket processing with the request that they be forwarded and distributed within the respective federal state.

For general inquiries and questions regarding the 'Questions and Answers,' please use the contact details listed in the 'Questions and Answers.'

Written inquiries can also be sent to the

Federal Central Tax Office (BZSt)
Department St II 3
53221 Bonn

for their attention. Be sure to take into account that inquiries concerning individual cases (transmission of personal data) must be sent exclusively through the existing ticket systems.