Taxes for VAT exempt freelancers

Prepare and submit your taxes as a teacher, doctor or any other VAT-exempt freelancer

Declare your income and expenses with guidance

Working for a school, providing private medical consultations or lecturing in conferences? Sorted will guide you through adding income and expenses with confidence

Start declaring your income and expenses

Submit your tax reports directly to the Finanzamt

Whenever you are ready, we will take care of submitting your automatically prepared tax reports directly to the Finanzamt through the official online ELSTER interface. No ELSTER account needed.

Get started with your yearly tax reports

Get your tax reports reviewed by certified tax consultants

Want to submit your annual tax reports with extra peace of mind? Your dedicated tax firm on Sorted can review your annual tax reports

Learn more about tax consultants on Sorted

How does it work?

Declare your income and expenses

Sorted will guide you in providing all the necessary details to declare your income and expenses the right way


Submit your automatically prepared reports

Sorted will automatically prepare your profit and loss statement (EÜR) and VAT return (Umsatzsteuererklärung) based on your income and expenses as a freelancer

Complete your income tax return

Fill the personal tax return form (Steuererklärung) online, guided, and in English. It is completely free for most freelancers. If your tax situation is more complex, your dedicated tax firm on Sorted can help you at an additional charge.


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 for my tax reports to arrive in 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.

Ready to get started with your yearly tax reports?