German Minimum Wage – Reporting procedure as of January 1, 2017

As of 1 January 2017 the German minimum wage will increase to 8.84 Euro. With effect from 1 January 2017, a new online reporting procedure, the “reporting portal minimum wage”, will apply. Employer based abroad will be able to register their employees posted to Germany online.

The transmission of the reports by fax to the known numbers will only be possible until 30 June 2017. Likewise, the forms required for registration will no longer be available outside the reporting portal minimum wage.

The contents of the online registration forms correspond to the previous forms, so that there are no changes in the reporting obligation due to the new minimum wage declaration. The online forms offered in the reporting portal minimum wage will be at www.zoll.de.

The messages shall be delivered much faster and more comfortably and there are no more postal charges or fax costs. Click here to view a leaflet explaining the changes.