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Income Tax Return Germany

Many Germans and foreigners working in Germany choose to submit an annual income tax declaration (Einkommensteuererklärung). Generally speaking, if you are employed and subject...
tax id germany

The tax system in Germany features various identification numbers. These include the tax number (Steuernummer), the tax ID (Steueridentifikationsnummer), and the VAT number (Umsatzsteuer-Identifikationsnummer)....
Self-Employed Persons in German

Anyone moving to Germany is subject to paying tax on any earned income. But the good news is that if you're self-employed (Selbstständige) you...
Self-Employed Tax

As a self-employed person in Germany, do you know how much in tax you are expected pay? This article will help you to know...

If you are a US expat living in Germany, you may have already realized how difficult it can be to navigate two tax systems....

What You Can Expect From Us? Friendly and prompt communication -  in German and English -  via telephone, e-mail, or face to face – up...

Working Expats in Germany Tax Refund as an Expat One has to file for tax return for that year even if the expat did not work...
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How does a freelancer/contractor register for tax as an expat? In order to register tax the freelancer/contractor has to contact the local Finanzamt.  Download registration...

Tax Rates on Income in Germany Income tax starts with 14.77% and increases up to 44.31% gradually.  The Top tax rate applies to taxable income...

How do taxes affect income from renting property back home? Under German tax rules, the expat can balance interest payments on a mortgage.   It consists...
Corporate-Income-Tax-for-Corporations

Companies Liable to Corporate Income Tax Any corporate company such as the limited liability company (GmbH) or the stock corporation (AG), which is based in...
Personal-Income-Tax-for-Partnerships

There are many corporate structures that are not separate legal entities but associations of partners, whereby the partners hold all rights and obligations. This...
Tax Declarations

All taxpayers are required to submit an annual tax return to their local tax authority or Finanzamt. Your local tax authority will be situated...
Tax Deductions

Loss Carry-Forward and Loss Carry-Back For the purpose of corporate income tax any losses can be carried back for one year, up to a maximum...
Trade Tax

Firms Liable to Trade Tax Any commercial business with operates in Germany is liable to pay trade tax (Gewerbesteuer) regardless of the businesses legal form....
VAT

The prices of all goods and services in Germany are calculated to include value added tax (VAT), or Umsatzeuer (USt), paid by the consumer....
German Business Taxes

Fiscal Residency Individuals continuously living in Germany for a period of six months, or longer, in a two-year period are considered ‘fiscal residents’ and are...