If you already did your Anmeldung, you don’t need this form. You can wait for your tax ID or request it again.
Download the form
The original form is on the BZSt website.
Who should fill this form
People who need a tax ID, but can’t register their address:
- If you work in Germany, but do not live in Germany.
- If you live in Germany, but do not have a fixed address.
- If you live in Germany, but can’t register your address.
How to fill this form
In the last section, you can choose to send your tax ID to yourself, or directly to your employer.
If you fill this form because you can’t register your current address:
- Derzeitiger Aufenthalt in Deutschland
- Grund für die Vergabe der IdNr.
In the Sonstiger Grund field, write “Anmeldung zurzeit nicht möglich”. If you are an employee, tick Arbeitnehmer.
If you are an employee, tick Lohnsteuerabzug. If you want to start a business, write “bevorstehende Gewerbeanmeldung” in the Sonstiger Zweck field.
Where to send this form
Include a copy of your passport or Personalausweis with the form. You can use a Personalausweis from another EU country.
What happens next?
2 to 4 weeks later, you will get a tax ID by post. It will come in a letter from the Bundeszentralamt für Steuern (BZSt).
It might be sent to your address in another country, even if you also gave an address in Germany.2