Maximizing Pensions, Minimizing Taxes

RAPP Tax & Consulting specializes in German pensions under the German-Canadian Pension Treaty. To ensure a timely receipt of German pension entitlements in Canada, RAPP Tax & Consulting will:

  • Assess eligibility to a German pension under the German Social Security Plan ("Feststellung eines Rentenanspruchs aus der gesetzlichen Deutschen Rentenversicherung")
  • Establish pensionable times in Germany ("Feststellung des Versicherungsverlaufs")
  • Initiate, prepare, and complete respective German pension applications ("Rentenantragsstellung")
  • Review German pension decisions ("Ueberpruefung von Rentenbescheiden")
  • File timely appeals, where applicable ("Fristgemaesse Einspruchserhebung, wenn noetig")
  • Apply for return of German pension contributions ("Antrag auf Beitragserstattung")

RAPP Tax & Consulting specializes in German taxation under the German-Canadian Tax Treaty. To ensure that recipients of German pensions in Canada avoid double taxation in Germany and Canada, RAPP Tax & Consulting will:

  • Review German tax decisions by the Finanzamt Neubrandenburg ("Ueberpruefung von Einkommensteuerbescheiden")
  • Assess tax-exemption status in Germany ("Feststellung der unbeschraenkten Steuerpflicht in Deutschland")
  • File timely appeals where indicated ("fristgemaesse und formgerechte Einspruchserhebung")
  • Review Canadian tax returns for appeal purposes in Germany
  • Review Canadian tax returns for allowable write-off amounts under the German-Canadian Tax Treaty
  • File Adjustment Requests with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) , where indicated
  • Identify double-taxation of German pensions in Canada ("Feststellung der Doppelbesteuerung in Kanada")
  • File for applicable foreign tax credits in case of double-taxation
  • Advise on Requests for Clearance Certificates in Germany and Canada   

RAPP Tax & Consulting also provides specialized consulting services in other important areas:

  • Return of German pension contributions ("Beitragserstattung")
  • "Vollstreckungsankuendigungen" by the Finanzamt Neubrandenburg 
  • Issues related to Estates and Wills ("Erbschafts-und Nachlassangelegenheiten")
  • Translations (German/English) (Uebersetzungen - Deutsch/Englisch)
  • Taxes (Personal/Corporate/International)
  • Preparation of Notices of Objections to the Chief of Appeals