Compared to the previous year, 13 percent more employee assessments were completed this year – a “historically high number”, according to the ministry. 2.52 million applications have already been processed this year.
“We don’t know why there are so many more, but it could be due to the current price increases,” suspects a spokesman.
An internal process for processing applications has also been new for a year. This means that the “own” tax office is no longer responsible for the submitted application, but one of the tax offices nationwide that has free capacity for it. The average processing time is 12 days.