What is the least painful, but still financially not (that much) burdening way for returning (income) tax in Germany?
I have still not filed for tax returns for 2015. I started working in Germany in late 2015.
I learned that if you are to fill the documents on your own the deadline is the 31 May of the following year -- 31 May 2016 in this case -- which has passed already.
Otherwise if you have Steuerberater (tax advisor) the deadline is 31 December of the following year -- 31 Dec 2016 in this case.
The advisor might be costly but the colleagues argued that he can do a much better job than a person on his own, on the other hand I heard there is an "easy to use" software which one can use to fill the tax return on his own.
Do you have any experience on the topic, and what is the best option to go for?