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Hi, this is my first post here and I don't want to hijack the thread but have a related question.
I am an Australian citizen moving to Germany in 2 weeks (fortunately I have an Irish passport as well - thanks Grandad!!). I have a property in Australia that I will be renting out for a profit and also have a business that provides me with an ongoing income. I don't plan to look for a job for some time and so will be living off my income from Oz, whilst learning German and getting settled in.
I am guessing that I will have to register as a resident (within 3 months?) and organise health insurance etc, but I am not sure if (and if so at what point) I would need to inform the German govt of my rental and business income from Oz. Would it be only once I was working in Germany or once I register as a resident?
I realise that I am going to have to get some professional advice when I get to Germany but I am just trying to get an idea of where I stand before I go. Any information would be much appreciated.