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Discover all you need to know as an independent in Germany

What is the Kleinunternehmer limit?

When you are self-employed on a part-time basis, or you are just…

How to change from Kleinunternehmer to subject to VAT

You are registered as a Kleinunternehmer (small business owner) but your business…

Fragebogen zur steuerlichen Erfassung – VAT calculation

“In total, will you pay VAT to the Finanzamt this year or…

All about the Fragebogen zur steuerlichen Erfassung

If you want to go freelance, you can’t avoid the Fragebogen zur…

Fragebogen zur steuerlichen Erfassung: Calculate your profit as a freelancer

There is no way around the Fragebogen zur steuerlichen Erfassung (tax registration questionnaire) when…

What is the Grundfreibetrag (basic tax-free allowance) for the income tax?

It is compulsory to submit an Einkommensteuererklärung (income…

Checklist: This is what you need to know for your tax return 

You have until the end of July to…

Selling on Etsy and taxes: All you have to know

Etsy, the American e-commerce online platform was founded in 2005 and since…

5 things you didn’t know you could claim on tax 

If you’re self-employed, you probably have quite a few expenses. Fortunately, you…

5 common mistakes when submitting your tax return 

Every new financial year brings about the joy of submitting your annual…

Income tax for freelancers – how much tax do I have to pay in Germany?

Working as a self-employed professional has many advantages:…

Bundeszentralamt für Steuern (BZSt) and Finanzamt: What’s the difference?

Getting started as a freelancer in Germany can…

Here’s all you need to know about hiring people as a freelancer

Many self-employed people reach a point where they…

Freelancing as a software developer – Here’s how it works

Software developers are in great demand these days. So it’s no wonder…

Freelancing as a graphic designer – Here’s how it works

Graphic design is a popular way to start your own business. If…

Freelancing as a coach – Here’s how it works

Whether a business or lifestyle coach, there are many ways to start…

Registering a trade business? Then you might need a special permit

If you want to start your own trade…

Kleinunternehmer Guide: Everything you need to know about the small business regulation

The Kleinunternehmerregelung (small business regulation) can make it…

More than health insurance for freelancers: KSK (Künstlersozialkasse)

Especially at the beginning of your self-employment, you are faced with a…

Step by step guide – profit and loss statement in Germany

Many freelancers, Gewerbetreibende (tradespeople) and Kleinunternehmer (small business owners) can use the simple…

Everything you need to know about invoices

Invoicing is part of every self-employed person’s daily routine – and yet…

What it’s like to be a tax advisor in Germany

Accountable makes all kinds of tax chores so…

Self-employed? How to file your income tax in 9 steps

Once a year every self-employed professional in Germany has to submit their…

How to submit your Einnahmeüberschussrechnung in Germany

If you are working for yourself, you have to keep a precise…

Kleinunternehmer: Which kind of taxes do I have to pay?

Both, Gewerbetreibende (tradespersons) and Freiberufler (freelancers) can save time and money if…

Thinking about becoming self-employed Part 2: Taxes, taxes, taxes

In the first part of our series about starting the self-employment journey,…

Thinking about becoming Self-employed Part 1: Here is all you need to know before!

Self-employment is a very desirable career path—but it…

Why you need a separate banking account as freelancer

Are you in the process of starting your freelance career in Germany?…

Everything you need to know about Elster

If you have looked into submitting your tax declaration in Germany before,…

The best apps for freelancers

Being self-employed usually means that you have several jobs: You have to…

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

If your home is the hub of your…

How to settle in Berlin, Bastien Allibert?

Bastien Allibert is the founder of the Blog settle-in-berlin.com, which helps anybody coming…

Data security at Accountable

‘How do you make sure my data is save?’, ‘What measures do…

How we make sure your tax return is correct

We’re often asked, “How can you be sure the app calculates my…

Tax changes for 2022

Every year there are new changes in the tax law and 2022…

Everything you need to know about false self-employment

One of the biggest dangers for freelancers in Germany is possibly being…

Step by step guide – income tax return with Accountable

Self-employed professionals are obliged to submit their income tax once a year…

Speaking Finanzamt: Explaining the most common letters you’ll get from the German tax office

Do you know that feeling? You are checking…

Understanding the Finanzamt – Change of VAT period letter

The Finanzamt sent you a letter and you’re not sure what to…

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

Have you been dreaming about starting your freelance…

A guide to insurance for freelancers in Germany

A very important aspect to setting up as a freelancer in Germany…

Understanding the Finanzamt – The Istversteuerung letter

You received a complicated letter written in German by the Finanzamt? No worries,…

Understanding the Finanzamt – The prepayment letter

After you registered as self-employed in Germany, you will get several letters…

Understanding the Finanzamt – The Steuernummer letter

You’ve got mail – by the Finanzamt!? No worries, after you registered…

What is the Reverse Charge procedure and how does it apply to you?

Working with international clients can be tricky, depending…

Tax return for Kleinunternehmer

‘Kleinunternehmer’ (small business owners) must all submit a tax return. As a…

This is how you claim the Home Office allowance

Due to the COVID crisis lots of people were suddenly required to…

All about taxes for Amazon FBA Sellers

You plan on becoming an Amazon FBA Seller? Then it’s very important…

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

If you plan on becoming self-employed, sooner or later you will need…

How & when: Umsatzsteuervoranmeldung for freelancers 2021

As if the annual VAT return wasn’t enough, freelancers also have to…

What happens if you miss a VAT deadline?

Ah, deadlines. For freelancers, a deadline is either your best friend or…

How to claim business expenses on tax from before you were a registered freelancer

Starting your freelance career is not something you…

VAT return: What is the Vorauszahlungssoll?

You need to submit your first VAT this year but have no…

This is how you fill in the ‘Anlage Corona-Hilfen’ in your tax return

Did you receive Corona relief money for the…

Advance VAT return explained – and made easier!

If you’ve already started freelancing in Germany, you’ll probably have come across…

How much money should I set aside for taxes as a self-employed person

Freelancing in Germany is no simple feat. In…

Tax tips for influencers: The 6 most common questions answered

The German tax law has a reputation for being complex, particularly for freelancers…

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

Hi Daniel, please introduce yourself and tell us why you became a…

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

One of the things people may warn you about when you first…

Self-employed driver for Amazon Flex – This is what you should know

Amazon is offering a private delivery service in…

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…

Invoicing your clients on Upwork: This is how it works

Upwork is a popular platform for freelancers who are looking for new…

Health insurance for self-employed & Kleinunternehmer

With each guide to freelancing and taxes in Germany, we try to…

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

As a freelancer, it’s up to you to…

How to manage your Amazon Flex income and taxes with Accountable

The private delivery service Amazon Flex is a…

Abolition of the solidarity surcharge: This is how much money you will save in 2021

In Germany, every taxpayer must pay a solidarity…

How to change your business address in Germany

Whether you’re moving house or moving to a new business address, the…

2021: New rules and other changes for freelancers in Germany

No other year brought about as many changes for freelancers as 2020.…

These 7 jobs are perfect for a side gig!

So, you want to start a side hustle? Good for you! Taking…

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…

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

There are a few steps you need to…

Clients overseas? Here’s what you need to know

As a freelancer living in Germany, you should be prepared to primarily…

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

Freelance work is more popular than ever, and…

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

Freelancing in Germany can be tough. Between working,…

How to create the perfect invoice in Germany

So you’ve got your first client, you’ve delivered your first project, and…

Neue Integration mit GetMyInvoices: Automatisiere deine gesamte Buchhaltung

  Unser Freelancer Daniel Jach zeigt euch in dem Video wie du…

What is the difference between Vorsteuer, Umsatzsteuer and Mehrwertsteuer?

For freelancers, the subject of taxes is typically a lot more involved…

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…

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

While it may be possible to get by…

Freelancing in Germany? Put these dates in your calendar!

While being self-employed comes with a tonne of perks like the flexibility…

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

Working as a Freiberufler – or freelancer –…

When is a freelancer a Kleinunternehmer?

The Kleinunternehmer, or small business designation, is often a blessing for many…

What should be included on all incoming invoices?

Managing incoming invoices is part of everyday life for many self-employed people…

How & when: Umsatzsteuervoranmeldung for freelancers

As if the annual VAT return wasn’t enough, freelancers also have to…

Managing your taxes as a freelancer in Germany

From registering as a freelancer to charging VAT, saving up your tax…

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

In Germany, becoming self-employed isn’t only about having…

Which VAT rate should I charge my German clients?

In Germany, there are two different VAT rates: 19% is the general…

7 handy tax deductions for freelancers in Germany

Self-employed workers in Germany are entitled to deduct a range of business…

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

Corona has serious economic consequences for many people.…

How does VAT work for clients outside Germany?

Here is how to get your invoices for clients in the EU,…

How to file your German VAT return?

Submitting your VAT return to the Finanzamt doesn’t need to be a…

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

In order to register your freelance business in…

The secret tips for expats moving to Germany

Ina Pilkington founded Expats In Wonderland to help others make Berlin their…

The most important questions about the Corona grant for freelancers

You got the Corona grant and now you’re thinking about what that…

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

You work, provide a service or sell goods.…

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

Your profit and loss statement is used to…

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

As part of the German launch of Accountable,…

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Submit your tax return with Accountable

Like every year, before enjoying a well-deserved summer break, you need to submit your income tax declaration. Discover how to complete it in 7 steps!