Tax cards for 2018 become effective in February

Tax Administration Bulletin, 11/22/2017

We send all taxpayers their 2018 cards in December and January by post. They come into force on 1 February 2018 — your 2017 card continues to be valid through 31 January 2018.  However, your income limit will again be zero after New Year, and the calculation of income is re-started.

The 2018 calculations for new cards cannot yet be performed online, by phone, or at the tax office.  Starting 13 December, Tax Card Online is available at for revisions of 2018 cards.  If you order a new 2018 tax card this way, it becomes effective 1 January 2018 already.  Our Live Chat is ready to give you assistance if necessary. From 12 December you are also able to contact us by phone or visit a tax office to ask for a revised 2018 tax card.  

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We send the tax cards for next year to everyone older than 15. Deliveries are completed by mid-January. The tax cards that we send automatically to some 4.8 million taxpayers are usually ready for use and do not require changes. It is nevertheless a good idea to check the income and deductions that your withholding rate is based on.

At, you find a lot of information about how to get a new tax card. Launch the Withholding Calculator to check whether your current withholding rate is correct. To perform a test without actually contacting the tax office to get a new card, start the Demo version at