Seymour Gris: Germany's greedy churches



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Assuming, for example, one has not registered on the forms as being part of any church (but you were baptized in your home country but do not practice the religion). If one were to apply for and official Kirchenaustritt and leave the church now would you still be responsible for paying Kirchensteuer for all the years you were working in Germany before you made it "official"?

AC 272 days ago

Not only Catholics or Protestants pay church tax

According to Wikipedia: the state is also collecting taxes for the following churches:
die Freireligiösen Gemeinden (Landesgemeinden Baden, Mainz, Offenbach und Pfalz) (Free Churches in those countries only)
die Unitarische Religionsgemeinschaft Freie Protestanten (free Unitarian Protestants)
die jüdischen Gemeinden (the Jewish Parish)
And I am missing a link to a quick exit: (unfortunately only in German but maybe google translate does the job).

Michael Schmitz more than 1 year ago

The German way

In the rest of the world, "there's an app for that". In Germany, "there's a form (and a fee) for that".

Richard Ure more than 1 year ago


Does the taxation also applies if you are not Romano Catholic but Orthodox ?

marius more than 1 year ago


Marius, no it only applies to Roman Catholics and Lutherans.

Maurice T Frank more than 1 year ago

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