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The Easiest Way to File Your Monthly VAT Tax as a Freelancer

By on July 5th, 2018

Hey, all you freelancers out there! If you’re not registered as a Kleinunternehmer, then chances are you’re required in Germany, by law, to submit your VAT taxes monthly (or perhaps quarterly or semi-annually by now).

In my case, I am required for the first two years of…

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Making the Choice Between “Kleinunternehmer” or “Unternehmer”

By on May 1st, 2018

Those of you who want to run your own business in Germany might have already heard the term “Kleinunternehmerregelung” (small business entrepreneur ruling). But what exactly does it mean and what are the advantages or disadvantages vs. choosing to be a normal “Unternehmer”?

In this…

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Making the Decision Between Freelance or Trade and Business

By on February 13th, 2018

Starting up a business for the first time in a brand new country might include some barriers. The way you register yourself as a freelancer or trade and business is often times very different from country to country. So, in order to give you a better understanding…

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An Introduction the 4 Social Securities in Germany

By on August 24th, 2017

Every person who earns money in Germany has to pay taxes and contribute to social security. Depending on where you’re originally from, you may be used to this system, but let’s break it down anyway.

 

In Germany, we have four different social securities:

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Your Options for International Money Transfers To/From Germany

By on May 31st, 2017

The topic had to come up at some point, why not today? We’ve all had to figure out international money transfers at one point in time since living in Germany, and if not yet, just you wait.

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