German Payslip Explained

Erez Greenberg
June 18, 2019
Street scene in Germany

Countries handle and distribute payslips differently all over the world.

By providing a visual breakdown of a German payslip we aim to help you better understand the taxes, deductions, and contributions that go with payroll.

In Germany, did you know?

  • They have Europe’s strongest economy and the world’s fourth strongest.
  • The solidarity tax (5.5%) was introduced in 1991 to help rebuild Eastern Germany and provide capital to the newly integrated administration. There have been talks to reduce or remove this tax.
  • 24 annual vacation days are mandatory but most business provide 30!

Do you have any questions regarding specific country’s payslip? If so, let us know.

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