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“Grundsteuererklärung für Privateigentum” can also be used now with ELSTER account

Berlin, August 25, 2022
Since the beginning of July, the free online service “Grundsteuererklärung für Privateigentum” (www.grundsteuererklärung-fü has been supporting citizens in submitting their property tax returns. The service is being continuously developed on the basis of user feedback and the scope of services is being expanded. As a result, property owners with ELSTER accounts can now also access the service developed by DigitalService, the central digitalization unit of the federal government, and the Federal Ministry of Finance (BMF). ELSTER is an online tax service provided by the German public administration.

About DigitalService

As the central digitalization unit of the German federal government, DigitalService has set itself the task of sustainably advancing the digitalization of Germany and establishing agile software development and user-centered design as the standard in public administration.

Together with the federal administration, it develops user-centered digital services that measurably improve the interaction between individuals and the state. Through the Tech4Germany and Work4Germany fellowship programs, the in-house unit brings external digital experts and change experts to the federal ministries for several months to experience the benefits of new working methods and improve the implementation of digitalization projects.

DigitalService was established as a federally owned limited liability company in October 2020 and is wholly owned by the federal government. It emerged from the non-profit start-up 4Germany, which was founded in 2019.

Press contact

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Julia Müller

Head of Communications
+49 171 8670959
Mon + Wed: 9 am to 5:30 pm
Tue + Thu – Fri: 9 am to 3:30 pm