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Finance ministry offers help with tax declaration

13:03 02/06/2015

The federal finance ministry is repeating last year’s experiment in which members of the public can show up in person to get help filling in tax forms during the month of June. Last year’s pilot project saw about one million taxpayers using the service.

The help session are open at tax offices every workday between 9.00 and 15.00 until 30 June – the deadline for the submission of paper declarations. Those using the Tax-on-Web service can get assistance until 15 July, the deadline to submit those forms. The ministry’s experts will also be on hand at other locations in local municipalities and in help sessions organised in shopping centres.

The ministry is employing no extra staff for the help sessions. “This requires an extra effort from civil servants, but it’s a service for the citizens, especially helpful since this year’s declaration is slightly more complicated than before,” a spokesperson said.

Information on locations to get help is available on the finance ministry’s website.

Written by Alan Hope