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22 Feb 2020

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Software Author(s):

  • Bayerisches Landesamt fuer Steuern - Dienststelle Muenchen


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ElsterFormular | Updated: 22 Feb 2020



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Software Author(s):

  • Bayerisches Landesamt fuer Steuern - Dienststelle Muenchen


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To install ElsterFormular, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade ElsterFormular, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall ElsterFormular, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade elsterformular -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade elsterformular -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure elsterformular installed
    name: elsterformular
    state: present
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'elsterformular' do
  action    :install
  version  ''
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: elsterformular,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller elsterformular
   Name     = 'elsterformular'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = ''
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'elsterformular':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install elsterformular version="" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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There are versions of this package awaiting moderation . See the Version History section below.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 22 Feb 2020.



  • ElsterFormular from german financial administration provides a
    free software for electronic tax return with encrypted electronic data transfer.


  • comfortable input with well-known UI
  • help with official instruction
  • tax calculation
  • pre-populated tax declaration
  • transfer of data of the revious year
  • plausibility check at creation and transfer
  • display of your tax data compared with your transfered data
  • secure and up to date transfer of your data over ethernet - encryption with hybrid method of RSA (2048 Bit) and 3DES (112 Bit)
  • online updates over SSL
  • paperless tax declaration and highest security with electronic certificate (require: register by 'Mein Elster')
  • hard copy of compact tax declaration
  • hard copy of transmission protocol
  • screenreader-mode for visually impaired user

Important Notes

The income tax return for 2020 (to be submitted in 2021) can no longer be created in ElsterFormular.

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = 'ElsterFormular'
  fileType      = 'msi'
  url           = ''
  silentArgs 	= '/quiet'
  checksum      = '4D57E292E6659643D79EAC98D236EE0998FD063E1C264071BF7A8DDA58EEF765'
  checksumType  = 'sha256'
Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
ElsterFormular 8 Sunday, January 17, 2021
Waiting for Maintainer
ElsterFormular 21.1.0 254 Thursday, February 13, 2020 Approved
ElsterFormular 21.0.0 185 Saturday, January 11, 2020 Approved
ElsterFormular 20.5.0 265 Thursday, September 12, 2019 Approved
ElsterFormular 20.4.0 169 Friday, August 2, 2019 Approved
ElsterFormular 20.3 228 Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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