Düsseldorf (dpa / lnw) - In view of the many questions about the information required in the course of the property tax reform, the state of North Rhine-Westphalia is relying on more staff and explanation aids. The total number of employees in the property tax hotline of the tax authorities will be increased nationwide by up to 200 to a maximum of 500, the Ministry of Finance announced on Thursday. In addition, the technical capacities have been more than doubled. The hotline has been strengthened in terms of personnel and technology, said a spokeswoman for the ministry of the German Press Agency.
The information platform www.grundsteuer.nrw.de also offers further explanatory videos and click-by-click instructions that guide the owners through the forms in the Elster online tax office. In addition, the portal also includes checklists for compiling the data for the required declaration of determination as well as answers to frequently asked questions. The submission of declarations for the recalculation of property tax began on July 1st. It should be handed in to the tax office in whose area the property is located by October 31st.