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If you were granted a deferral of your tax arrears due to being affected by COVID after 15 March 2020, and this deferral expired on 1 October 2020, it will be automatically extended until 15 January 2021 on the basis of an express legal provision. This extension will also apply to all duties received on the tax account until 25 September 2020.

If your tax debts do not fall under the legally extended deferral, you can submit an application for deferral or payment in instalments. This request can be made via FinanzOnline in the “Zahlungserleichterung/Payment facilitation” function provided in the “Weitere Services/Other services” menu.

Alternatively, we provide you with a form sheet whereby you can apply for payment facilitation:

Request for deferral of the tax arrears until 15 January 2021 (SR 2-COV)(in German)

You can upload and submit the completed SR 2-CoV form in FinanzOnline, section “Weitere Services/Other Services → Sonstige Anträge/Other Applications”. You can also send the application by letter mail to your competent tax office, or hand it in personally. Until 31 December 2020, you can also send the application by email to the mailbox

Between 15 March 2020 and 15 January 2021, no deferral interest will be imposed. Thereafter, the deferral interest rate will be 2% and will be gradually increased (every two months 0.5% increase).

This regulation also applies to the collection of consumption taxes and the legacy burden contribution.

For further questions please contact our hotline.