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Data security at Accountable

‘How do you make sure my data is save?’, ‘What measures do you take to make Accountable breach-free?’, ‘Is my ...

How we make sure your tax return is correct

We’re often asked, “How can you be sure the app calculates my tax return correctly?” ...

Tax changes for 2022

Every year there are new changes in the tax law and 2022 is no excemption. Here, you ...

Understanding the Finanzamt – Change of VAT period letter

The Finanzamt sent you a letter and you’re not sure what to do now? No ...

The ultimate guide on how to start freelancing in Germany as an expat

Have you been dreaming about starting your freelance career in Germany but simply didn’t know ...

Understanding the Finanzamt – The Istversteuerung letter

You received a complicated letter written in German by the Finanzamt? No worries, after you registered ...

Understanding the Finanzamt – The prepayment letter

After you registered as self-employed in Germany, you will get several letters by the Finanzamt. One ...

Understanding the Finanzamt – The Steuernummer letter

You’ve got mail – by the Finanzamt!? No worries, after you registered as self-employed with the “...

Lauren Ashcroft and Philip Grave from Ultimate You Planner

Lauren and Philip finally made the decision to become self-employed in the middle of the Corona ...

Being self-employed: When should I start a GmbH?

If you plan on becoming self-employed, sooner or later you will need to choose the right ...

What happens if you miss a VAT deadline?

Ah, deadlines. For freelancers, a deadline is either your best friend or a fearsome foe. A ...

Advance VAT return explained – and made easier!

If you’ve already started freelancing in Germany, you’ll probably have come across one of ...

Tax tips for influencers: The 6 most common questions answered

The German tax law has a reputation for being complex, particularly for freelancers who may be ...

Daniel Jach: My tips and tools for being self-employed

Hi Daniel, please introduce yourself and tell us why you became a freelancer. Hi, I’m ...

How to avoid false self-employment (“Scheinselbstständigkeit”) in Germany

One of the things people may warn you about when you first start freelancing in Germany ...

This is what you can deduct from your tax as a part-time self-employed professional

There are many different types of self-employment. For example, you can start as a freelancer alongside ...

Health insurance for self-employed & Kleinunternehmer

With each guide to freelancing and taxes in Germany, we try to make the complex simple; ...

How does German pension insurance work (and how is it relevant to freelancers)?

As a freelancer, it’s up to you to ensure you have the funds and savings ...

How to change your business address in Germany

Whether you’re moving house or moving to a new business address, the last thing you ...

Want to start a second line of freelance work? Here’s what you need to know

It’s quite common these days to have a series of different careers throughout your life, ...

What happens when you change address in Germany as a freelancer?

There are a few steps you need to take when moving house in Germany. While everyone ...

Clients overseas? Here’s what you need to know

As a freelancer living in Germany, you should be prepared to primarily service German-based clients through ...

I’m a foreigner living in Germany, how can I become a freelancer?

Freelance work is more popular than ever, and with the great amount of flexibility that comes ...

Freelancing in Germany: Here’s what you need to know about tax numbers

Freelancing in Germany can be tough. Between working, acquiring new clients, and learning the language, you ...

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 ...

Managing your taxes as a freelancer in Germany

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

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 ...

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? ...