Income tax and short-term minijobs
Short-term employment is generally subject to income tax (Lohnsteuer). The amount of tax you pay mainly depends on your tax class, but also on any child allowance (Kinderfreibetrag) and the so-called registration period (Anmeldezeitraum).
For your short-term employment at Zenjob, we need your income tax card (Lohnsteuerkarte) and a social security number (Sozialversicherungsnummer). You can register with Zenjob if you are a full-time student at an officially recognised university in Europe or if you have a main job that is subject to social insurance contributions. You must also have a place of residence in Germany, speak good English or German, and have a German ID (Personalausweis) or a passport with a valid work permit in Germany.