How to cancel Rundfunkbeitrag : GEZ : Radio Tax in GermanyHow to cancel Rundfunkbeitrag / GEZ / Radio Tax in Germany

This is an issue that is all too often forgotten by foreigners moving back to their country. It won’t be enough to notify the Bürgeramt you are leaving the country. An additional notification to the Beitragsservice will be necessary so they remove you from their databases. If you don’t do that and come back to Germany; they will look for you, they will find you, they will make you pay.

Until some time ago, we offered this to our customers in the classic paper form – fortunately, this is no longer necessary thanks to digitalisation.

In short: Cancel your contribution online

In order to deregister from the broadcasting service, you need a confirmation of the deregistration of your residence – in digital form (e.g. as a scan or photo).

Click on the button and select the item “…I am moving abroad permanently” and follow the further steps.

Unfortunately the page is currently only available in German. We have therefore described the steps in detail below.

To cancel your Radio Tax (Rundfunkbeitrag / GEZ) please click on the button.

In long: Cancel your contribution online – step by step

In order to deregister from the broadcasting service, you need a confirmation of the deregistration of your residence – in digital form (e.g. as a scan or photo).

Click on the button and select the item “…I am moving abroad permanently” and follow the further steps.

Unfortunately the page is currently only available in German. We have therefore described the steps in detail below.

To cancel your Radio Tax (Rundfunkbeitrag / GEZ) please click on the button.

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The confirmation can only be sent to a German address.

If you do not check this box, the cancellation confirmation will be sent to your current address in Germany. It is important that your name remains on the mailbox for a few weeks.

If you want someone else (person/company) to receive the cancellation confirmation, tick the box and fill in the data.

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*Use this data if you booked our Personal Assistant Plus or Premium Package.

If you are no customer please use your own address or an address of another person, who will receive your confirmation.

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