Child Benefit Cancellation
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- You don’t need to speak German to cancel child benefits
- You can cancel it online via our website
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Facts About Child Benefits in Germany
If you plan to cancel child benefits you should not miss our detailed blog post on this topic: What is Kindergeld?
What are child benefits in Germany?
Child benefits in Germany, also known as Kindergeld, is a subsidy that parents can claim from the German state. This child benefit payment is meant to help parents financially, and it primarily benefits families with small and medium incomes. As part of the annual income tax assessment, the tax office checks whether the child benefit paid out or the child tax reduction is more favorable for the parents. This check is carried out automatically and does not have to be applied when filing taxes. Once the child reaches the age of 18 or completes their first job training, the payment ends.
Can I get Kindergeld if I move abroad?
Germans abroad are entitled to child benefits if they continue to be subject to unlimited tax liability in Germany or are treated accordingly, and the children are resident in Germany. Within the EU, the children may also have a residence outside Germany. But even those who live abroad and are not subject to unlimited tax liability in Germany can receive child benefits as a social benefit under the Federal Child Benefit Act.
Anyone employed or self-employed is subject to the laws of the EU member state in which they work. However, a posted team member is still subject to the regulations of the sending country. Otherwise, the country’s rules in which the person or the family lives apply.
It may well be that a child is entitled to family benefits in more than one country. In this case, the state in which the child resides is always responsible. The responsible state pays the child benefit in full. If the child benefit in the accountable state is lower than in Germany, the German child benefit fund usually pays the difference if there is a claim. If the child benefit in the responsible country is higher, the German fund does not have to pay.
What if I continue to receive Kindergeld after I move abroad?
In principle, the Entitlement to (German) child benefits expires upon emigration from Germany. Before leaving the country, the beneficiary must take the initiative and deregister with the appropriate family benefits office. Deregistration at the registration office is not sufficient.
Anyone who lives in a non-European country and knowingly continues to receive child benefits commits a criminal offense of tax evasion. Suppose this comes to the attention of the family benefits office at some point (for example, by comparing data with the registration office). In that case, the family benefits office’s penalty and fine office can initiate criminal tax proceedings. If in doubt, please seek legal advice.
Cancel German child benefits online
Now from € 75,– / one-time*
*If you book parental & child benefits cancellation together, you will receive a 50€ discount.
So you pay for both services € 75,- each.
Instead of € 99,- each.
We support you with the cancellation of child benefit payments.
Have you left Germany, or are you planning on moving abroad? Then you may not be entitled to claim child benefits anymore. With our support, you can fill in the document online in Engish and save time with all your bureaucracy.
How the process works:
- Click on the button “start now”
- Booking and providing the necessary information
- You can upload the required original documents to the form to to speed up the process
- We create a support ticket with further details
- We send the cancellation to the responsible office
- We send you a digital confirmation that the accountable office has received the documents
We work with you individually, and our tailored approach allows you to choose the right service
Our service is fully digitalized, which means that you will not or barely need to deal with any paperwork, yes, even in Germany!
We are experts in our field, and you can trust that we will work on your case with commitment
Facts about our Service
FAQ Cancellation of the child benefit payments
What is the procedure?
We have made the procedure as simple and fast as possible for you. During the booking process, we provide you with an online form which you fill out. In this form, you can directly upload the required original documents. A scan is sufficient. After the booking and payment are completed, we create a private support ticket with more details about the further process of the cancellation.
You can also upload the documents later in your user area. After completing the documents, we compose your cancellation and send all required records to the responsible child support office. We will keep you informed about our procedure, and we will send you a confirmation as soon as the office has received all documents and the termination is completed.
Which documents are required?
To cancel your child benefit payments, we need the following documents:
- Deregistration confirmation
- The most recent Child benefit notice (Kindergeldnummer)
- Birth certificates of your children
- Signed power of attorney (we provide you with one after your booking)
What are the payment options?
You can choose from the following payment methods:
- Credit card
- (Instant) Bank Transfer
- Apple pay
- KBC/ CBC Payment Button
- Belfius Direct Net
Once you click “buy,” we direct you to our payment provider’s page. There you can complete your payment.
We do not store your payment details at any time!
After successful payment, we redirect you back to our site.
Please keep in mind that we do our best to provide credible and up-to-date information, but we are not an official advisor (in the sense of the Legal Services Act, RDG) for taxes, legal matters, and the like. Our service does not replace an individual consultation with legal assistance, and we provide digital tools and automated workflows to assist with the residence deregistration and related necessary steps.