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15 posts, 16:02 hrs
Hello @Wooks, if it makes you feel better (they say misery loves company), I agreed a purchase price in Euros for my current home a month or so before the Brexit vote, and the deal completed shortly…
6 posts, 09:59 hrs
I would highly suggest that you hire a tax advisor who specialises in tax law in Germany + other EU country, who then best advise you on how to set up your company and declare the income in both…
77 posts, 15:51 yesterday
you sound further along than me, i'm looking much further into the future. If you have success i'd love to hear about the process and difficulties. I've seen plenty of finished results or TV…
133 posts, 08:53 yesterday
Hello everyone, My name is Kosta. I'm a Bulgarian who moved to Berlin in December 2018. Currently I live in Reinickendorf with my girlfriend, and work as a Software Engineer. I think I'll…
4 posts, 16 September
Paul did my move from Mainz to Berlin last week. The communication in advance was really good and he was really helpful offering lots of tips about Berlin and preparing for the move. On the day…
14 posts, 15 September
Actually, I found my answer here: haufe.de/steuern/kanzlei... Answer: Yes, all business income is added together, so you exceed 17.5K and must charge 7% MWST in Germany, the same as the hotels…
2 posts, 14 September
I was in a similar situation a few years ago. I wanted to keep my apartment and maintain my health insurance status so I did not abmelden and went onto an Anwartsschaft with TK. It was all very…
3 posts, 13 September
Ok thanks for the links! So interesting how freelancers (who are lucky enough to give birth in the following calendar year) can manipulate their incomes after they find out they're pregnant.
127 posts, 12 September
Friday 13th September 2019, 21:30 Monterey Bar Danziger Str. 61, 10435 Berlin, Germany goo.gl/maps/4kysdbuzv3w... Front bar, high tables reserved. Inflatable red stonker and Meetup sign on…
1,846 posts, 12 September
service.berlin.de/dienst... In short: if your wife comes with you, you'll have no problems getting a dependent visa, as long as you can provide the necessary paperwork. If you come on your…
1 posts, 11 September
The folks at Quatsch have put another stellar show together for the October dates. From their website: As always, your host is the lovely and talented Christian Schulte-Loh, that rarest of all…
9 posts, 9 September
Yes, that's all they asked of me. I took many, many other documents with me, just in case, but they weren't requested. Maybe it's worth saying that I was already 'in the system' of health insurance…
10 posts, 5 September
A few hundred Brits in Berlin marching? Boris won't get out of bed for that I'm afraid. Better to let Parliament play Boris at his own game and to have full blown demos in every UK town and city that…
5 posts, 4 September
Correct, but this is a tricky one. Even some Germans assume that if you get laid off /leave in the second half, you automatically get all your annual vacation. Maybe it comes from time when more…
12 posts, 3 September
Why? All young people have already left the building and they are not coming back. Have you been to Duisburg or Gelsenkirchen lately? These are poorer than any city in the former East Germany.
9 posts, 3 September
Just pay the devil and be done with it - you already signed a contract agreeing to pay the commission - how do you expect to get out of that? The makler commissions are out in the open:…
7 posts, 2 September
thanks for the reminder to follow up on this - I ended up having quite some extensive dental work done and they were very considerate of my sensitivity and patient with me Also to accommodate my…
3 posts, 31 August
This may sound strange, but an American friend of mine is SUPER into International Politics. She has political shirts and various merch items of various world leaders and she would love me to bring…
2 posts, 29 August
I've had the visa tied to a specific employer and the visa which allows every sozialversicherungspflic... Erwerbstätigkeit. I've applied for ALG1 in both situations but never told the…
3 posts, 29 August
Here, I give a thumbs up to Aer Lingus. When I had to cancel a non/ref. ticket, they offered refund of taxes, or they would extend the ticket for a year at the same price, and just a charge for…
3 posts, 28 August
Hey Guys, Bit of newcommer here. I am coming to Berlin 10 September to start my German job search for the next few months. I'm looking for any meetups or networking events. Looking to hit the…
30 posts, 26 August
Hi Im looking for a Kita place for my three year old in Tegel, great if its a bilingual kita(English german) but not a do or die. let me know if you know of anything, Cheers
1 posts, 25 August
The Schwinn Airdyne or one of its copies (Assault bike) is the most brutal cardio tool on the planet, if you're big and ultra-fit you can burn 300 calories in 10 minutes on it. Anyone know a gym…
14 posts, 24 August
My dad had a car that had this part rusted through and you could definitely see something leaking every time you got gas. I would definitely say it's deception but a question if it's worth going to…
7 posts, 23 August
Hi guys! I now have a proper and shiny Toytown Germany ad for my man with van moving services within Berlin and to and from all Berlin to other European cities. Please feel free o check it out…
16 posts, 21 August
She was 38 and would have had no trouble getting another job. She just wasn't thinking outside the box. Some of my dreams have solved problems for me. Last night I had a dream that involved two…
2 posts, 21 August
hello, I commented on the other post yesterday, Regarding English speaking doctors or how can you hire an interpreter to go with you or to book an appointment for you. I came across this similar…
9 posts, 21 August
Resurrecting this thread as I'm trying to figure out what I need to do to get my tax status changed after getting married a couple months ago. My husband and I got married in the UK and I'm not…
159 posts, 20 August
Hello every one, after reading all of your comments and with my experience I know how difficult it is to find an English speaking doctor in Germany. Last week I was very sick I could find a doctor.
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