Tax return for seniors: How pensioners avoid trouble with the tax authorities

Attention pensioners: Among other things, because of the annual pension increase, you may be required to file a tax return. You can read here how to get a simplified tax return and what penalties you will face if you are late. More and more retirees have to file a tax return, often without being aware […]

Impact of the corona pandemic: life expectancy of Germans is falling slightly

The pandemic has a negative impact on the average lifespan in Germany – especially for men. However, other states are struggling with more serious declines. And in one federal state, the opposite trend can even be observed. According to a study, the corona pandemic has reduced life expectancy in Germany, but significantly less than in […]

Voluntary submission: tax return can increase the basic pension

With the basic pension, long-term insured persons receive a surcharge on their mini-pensions. If you submit a tax return, you may be able to increase the surcharge. How does it work? The basic pension law has been in force since January 1, 2021. Pensioners who have worked for many years and earned below average are […]

Emergency call system and tax office: Seniors should take advantage of the tax bonus

Older people can state the cost of a home emergency call system in their tax return. Seniors can rely on an ongoing procedure at the Federal Fiscal Court. Many seniors use a home emergency call system so that they can get help quickly in an emergency. The Federal Fiscal Court is currently checking whether you […]

Long-term low interest rate guilt: wealth accumulation made more difficult for the poor

Interest rates have been in the basement for years. Those who bet on savings accounts look into the tube. Loans have also become cheaper, but real estate prices, for example, are rising sharply at the same time. According to an analysis, the monetary policy of the European Central Bank, which has been extremely loose for […]

Long-term low interest rate guilt: wealth accumulation made more difficult for the poor

Interest rates have been in the basement for years. Those who bet on savings accounts look into the tube. Loans have also become cheaper, but real estate prices, for example, are rising sharply at the same time. According to an analysis, the monetary policy of the European Central Bank, which has been extremely loose for […]

Double taxation of pensions: retirees do not have to appeal

A recent letter from the Ministry of Finance reduces the bureaucracy: tax assessments remain open for the time being – with regard to double taxation of pensions. What does this mean for retirees? More and more seniors have to pay income tax on their pensions. Some fear double taxation. Proceedings are currently ongoing at the […]

Risky stock market ?: Shares can also make sense in old age

100 minus age – this formula is often used. But is that still appropriate in view of the fact that interest rates are still low? If you want, you can increase your share of shares in old age. Stocks are not free from risk. After all, prices don’t always go up, they go down as […]