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Working from home: This is what you can claim on tax

2020 has brought about many changes and with a lot of companies having to close their offices, working from home has ...

What is the difference between Vorsteuer, Umsatzsteuer and Mehrwertsteuer?

For freelancers, the subject of taxes is typically a lot more involved than it is for ...

Want to start a side hustle in addition to your full time job? Here’s what you need to know.

When it comes to freelancing in Germany, it doesn’t have to be all or nothing. ...

The glossary of all the words you need to know as a freelancer in Germany

While it may be possible to get by living and working in Germany without having fluency ...

Freelancing in Germany? Put these dates in your calendar!

While being self-employed comes with a tonne of perks like the flexibility to work anywhere, manage ...

7 mistakes to avoid when starting out as a Freiberufler in Berlin

Working as a Freiberufler – or freelancer – in Berlin means diving head-first into the creative capital. But ...

When is a freelancer a Kleinunternehmer?

The Kleinunternehmer, or small business designation, is often a blessing for many freelancers, especially at the ...

What should be included on all incoming invoices?

Managing incoming invoices is part of everyday life for many self-employed people and is an important ...

How & when: Umsatzsteuervoranmeldung for freelancers 2020

As if the annual VAT return wasn’t enough, freelancers also have to submit regular VAT ...

Managing your taxes as a freelancer in Germany

From registering as a freelancer to charging VAT, saving up your tax payments and deducting expenses, ...

Registering as self-employed in Germany: Freelancer or tradesperson (Freiberufler or Gewerbetreibender)?

In Germany, becoming self-employed isn’t only about having a great idea for your new venture.  ...

Which VAT rate should I charge my German clients?

In Germany, there are two different VAT rates: 19% is the general rule, but there’s also ...

7 handy tax deductions for freelancers in Germany

Self-employed workers in Germany are entitled to deduct a range of business expenses when it comes ...

5 things you need to know as a freelancer concerning the VAT reduction in July 2020

Corona has serious economic consequences for many people. To support the economy the German government was ...

How does VAT work for clients outside Germany?

Here is how to get your invoices for clients in the EU, and further afield, in ...

How to file your German VAT return?

Submitting your VAT return to the Finanzamt doesn’t need to be a headache. Here we ...

How to fill out the Fragebogen zur steuerlichen Erfassung – tax registration as a freelancer in Germany

In order to register your freelance business in Germany, you will need to fill out a ...

The secret tips for expats moving to Germany

Ina Pilkington founded Expats In Wonderland to help others make Berlin their home. Besides giving an ...

The most important questions about the Corona grant for freelancers

You got the Corona grant and now you’re thinking about what that means for you? ...

Outstanding invoices? These are your options as a freelancer in Germany.

You work, provide a service or sell goods. After that, you issue a proper invoice. It’...

Gewinnermittlung (or net determination letter) for freelance visa renewals in Germany

Your profit and loss statement is used to document your income and expenses for a specific ...

The top 9 tax tips for the self-employed – our guide for freelancers in Germany

As part of the German launch of Accountable, we have given a number of workshops and ...