Tax to pay is lower than total assessed tax

If the amount “Tax to pay” is lower than “Total assessed tax” the reason can be that you have an advance payment from previous years.

If the following applies you should always contact your municipal property tax office to get information about how much to pay and when:

  1. The bill is printed before due date for first installment
  2. The amount “Tax to pay” is lower than the amount “Total assessed tax”.
  3. You have more than one property
  4. The advance payment was made before 1 January 2019 or you do not know if the advance payment occurred before this date.

Your municipal property tax office can help you to find out exactly what you need to pay to avoid interest and penalty on any of your properties.

An advance payment made before 1 January 2019 for one property is not automatically distributed to other properties. You can ask for such a redistribution at your municipal property tax office.

Example: Difference between total assessed tax and tax to pay

Egzona got her bill. As there is a difference between the amount total to pay and the sum of the two installments she is not sure what to pay and when.

Egzona has 4 different properties:

  1. In this case the bill is printed on March 9 (A), i.e. before due date of first installment April 30 (B).
  2. “Tax to pay”, 200.00 € (D) is lower than “Total assessed tax” 270.00 € (C).
  3. The reason for such a difference is usually an advance payment (in this specific case and advance payment of 70.00 €.
  4. If the advance payment was made before 2019 and Egzona has more than one property she needs to contact her municipal property tax office to find out the exact amounts she need to pay to avoid penalty and interest on all of her properties.
  5. If Egzona doesn’t know if the advance payment was made before 2019 – she should also contact her municipality.