Tax reports

Declaring your taxes can be easy

Prepare and submit all your tax reports as a freelancer online, guided, and in English
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All your tax reports as a freelancer

Sorted covers all your tax reports as a freelancer including your personal income tax return, even if you have clients outside of Germany or earn additional salary as an employee.

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Income tax return

Including non freelance income

VAT declarations

Profit and Loss statement (EÜR)

Zusammenfassende Meldung (ZM)

100% digital: Submit with a click

When the time comes, you can submit your tax reports electronically with a click. Sorted is directly connected to the tax office through the official software provider, ELSTER, so that you don't even need an ELSTER account.

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Deduct your expenses with guidance

Just bought a new laptop or working from home? Sorted will guide you through adding your expenses and automatically prepare your tax reports.

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Never miss a tax deadline

Based on your income, expenses and personal information, Sorted will automatically fill the relevant tax reports. When the time comes, Sorted will remind you to submit them, so that you never miss a deadline.

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On demand help from certified tax consultants

Want additional help from a certified tax consultant? Your personal tax consultant on Sorted can review your reports and answer any questions, only if you need it, so that you can submit your tax reports with extra peace of mind.


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Frequently asked questions

Is Sorted for me?

Sorted covers the entire tax needs for the vast majority of the freelancers and self-employed professionals. Check out our FAQ section on does Sorted support my specific case for more information.

How much does Sorted cost?

You can register as a freelancer, do your bookkeeping and submit your yearly tax reports for free with Sorted. Once you start earning above a certain amount or have clients in the European Union (EU), you will need to submit a monthly or quarterly VAT declaration. This could be done with the Sorted Pro plan. Check out our pricing page for more details.

How do I prepare my tax reports with Sorted?

Your tax reports are automatically prepared by Sorted based on the income and expenses you enter. The only exception to this is your personal income tax return, which requires a few more details to complete the report, such as your health insurance or pension contributions.

Who submits my tax reports to the tax office (Finanzamt)?

You submit your tax reports electronically to the Finanzamt through Sorted. Sorted is connected directly to the Finanzamt through their official software provider, ELSTER.

How long does it take to submit my tax reports to the tax office (Finanzamt)?

After you submit your tax reports, you will immediately receive a document confirming that the reports have arrived at the Finanzamt. However, it may take a while before the Finanzamt reviews your tax reports and sends you a tax assessment via post.

Do I need to have an ELSTER account to submit my tax reports?

No, you can submit all your tax reports directly from Sorted. No ELSTER account or certificate needed. Sorted takes care of connecting to the Finanzamt through ELSTER.

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