ClearstreamXact: New German Tax Voucher Request Template – Update


This announcement, originally published on 8 March 2024, has been amended to add details with a later implementation date. Changes have been highlighted.

Further to Announcement C22037 of 14 June 2023, Clearstream Banking1 informs clients that effective

1 July 2024

a new German Tax Voucher Template will be available.


The content and formats of the German Tax Voucher Request Template have been adapted to comply with the latest German Tax legal requirements.

Impact on clients

In order to submit a German Tax Voucher Request, clients must ensure that they download the latest template available from Xact Web Portal under Tax, Tax Attestation, Tax Attestation Request Upload.

Clients using Xact File Transfer can also download the template from Xact Web Portal. Alternatively, for clients who do not have access to Xact Web Portal, the template can also be downloaded from the website under Tax forms to use - Germany.


To cancel a Tax Voucher request with status “pending validation”, clients should either:

  • In Xact Web Portal, cancel the request using the dedicated button;
  • Via Xact File Transfer, using the “Download&Cancellation” tab in the Excel template, submit a request quoting the Request ID and the “CANCEL” action;

To cancel an already issued Tax Voucher, clients should:

  • In Xact Web Portal and Xact File Transfer, complete the “Cancel.(Issued Vouchers)” tab in the Excel template and submit the generated CSV file request.

Additional information

Clients are recommended to start providing in their requests the following optional fields, as applicable, since these will become mandatory as of January 2025:  

German tax voucher request template


BO Date of Birth

BO German Identification Number

BO German Business Identification Number

BO German Tax Number

BO Foreign TIN

Clients who provide a value in the optional field “Customer Reference” (see below)

will see it mentioned on the Tax Voucher PDF under “KUNDENREFERENZ” as illustrated below:

Further information

Please refer to the Clearstream website for more information about Xact Web Portal or Xact File Transfer.

For further information, please contact the Clearstream Connectivity Helpdesk or your Relationship Manager.


1. Clearstream Banking refers collectively to Clearstream Banking S.A., registered office at 42, avenue John F. Kennedy, L-1855 Luxembourg, and registered with the Luxembourg Trade and Companies Register under number B-9248, and Clearstream Banking AG, registered office at 61, Mergenthalerallee, 65760 Eschborn, Germany and registered in Register B of the Amtsgericht Frankfurt am Main, Germany under number HRB 7500.