I lived and worked in Germany in 2020 and have recently submitted my Steuererklärung for that year. I'm back in my home country (Canada), and have closed my German bank account. Thus, in section of the tax form where I had to provide my bank details, I left this blank, because we do not have the SEPA bank account system in Canada and so there was no way for me to enter my details (i.e. we do not have an IBAN number).

Is there any way for me to enter my bank information via ELSTER, or should I try to get in contact directly with the Finanzamt? Or will they get into contact with me once they've calculated my tax refund?

I can't seem to find any information on this specific scenario, your help is greatly appreciated!


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