These were and remain tax free. Whether to pay income tax on the taxable portion of the pension actually is, This however still not to say. This depends on it also, what other income a retiree concerns. These include above all the interest and dividend income from investments but also, for example, the income from the lease of land or condominiums. Even some allowances and private expenditure (E.g. insurance) can be deducted from this revenue for the determination of taxable income. Example: The single retiree Max Muster receives a monthly pension in 2009 of EUR 1,000. In addition he has settled to still a multiple family dwelling for his age, which he rents out.
The surplus resulting from the rent is EUR 5,000 per year. The taxable portion of his pension EUR again 6,000 this can flat rate advertising cost in the amount of – EUR 102 will be deducted. There remain 5.898 EUR the rental income in the amount of EUR 5,000 is taxable in full. Judging by other deductible expenses (such as insurance) by, for example, 1,000 EUR, his taxable income as a whole: pension income 5.898 EUR rental income EUR 5,000 other deductions – 1.000 EUR to versteuerndes income 9.898 EUR after deducting the basic allowance of 7,664 EUR results in for John Doe an income tax of EUR 385. Max Mustermann must therefore in any case to submit an income tax return and pay the tax. A pensioner (retirement until 2005), who has no other income besides the pension, must anticipate actually due to the possible deductions and allowances from a pension of approximately 18,700 euros with an income tax.
Taxation of private pensions, private pensions were treated the same as statutory pensions up to the year 2004. Depending on the age at the beginning of the pension (E.g. 65 years), a percentage of the pension (E.g.