Processing Payroll in Germany - It's in the Details
Employees working in Germany must pay income tax and social security contributions, and in many industries, employers must notify the German pension fund before an employee can start working. Employers may need to understand stipulations on minimum wages in Germany as well. And special conditions may apply if you send employees to Germany only for a certain job or period of time. We will be able to help if these conditions require a German payroll or a “shadow payroll” to be run.
Before your employee starts working, we encourage you to seek comprehensive advice on all aspects of German employment law. Don’t hesitate to contact us – we are happy to direct you to an appropriate contact!
Once we have explained what taxes you will have to consider for your employees, we will send you everything that you need for your monthly payroll.
We also offer Paychex Payment Service, a streamlined solution wherein Paychex remits payments on your behalf such as taxes, social security and health insurance contributions, and fees.
Check out these helpful Fact Sheets to learn more about employer requirements in Germany:
- Fact Sheet - Employer’s responsibilities in Germany
- Fact Sheet - Payroll tax return for businesses without permanent establishment in Germany
- Fact Sheet - Public Holidays in Germany 2018
- Fact Sheet - Social Security deadlines 2018
- Fact Sheet - Berufsgenossenschaften – Responsibilities & Services
- Fact Sheet - Personal use of company cars
- Fact Sheet - Payroll Sample File - Abbreviations and their translation - (Interactive PDF for Adobe Acrobat Reader starting with Version 8.0)(Please right-click on your mouse and then go to "Save Target")