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About Feierabend

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  • Location Brandenburg
  • Nationality British
  • Hometown London
  • Gender Female
  1. is a secondary income double taxed?

    My understanding (as a non-expert) is that as a resident you must declare your worldwide income. Whether you are taxed on it directly depends on if the country in question has a double taxation agreement with Germany. If it is not taxable here directly, it may still put you into a higher tax bracket here.  I expect a bit of googling will quickly find more specific info. for the country.
  2. Perfectly good German! As Mark Twain so lucidly explained: "In the German it is true that by some oversight of the inventor of the language, a Woman is a female; but a Wife (Weib) is not -- which is unfortunate. A Wife, here, has no sex; she is neuter; so, according to the grammar, a fish is he, his scales are she, but a fishwife is neither."   (From "The Awful German Language.")
  3. Brexit: The fallout

    Centurions for border duties thrown in at no extra cost!
  4. Running a bed and breakfast business in Germany

    I was in two Airbnbs recently; they each offered a basic breakfast if wanted, but not the choice that you'd get in a normal bnb.
  5. Brexit: The fallout

    This thread is up to date: The first page is all you need for information. Followed by several pages of  bickering  
  6. Just checking; if Section 4a applies, one is then not any more obliged to fulfill the formal B1language requirement? This will be an enormous relief for a couple of people I know.
  7. New words or sayings

      "So we was ....  and she turned round and said, like,  ... and he turned round and went,  like, ... and she went ... back and said ...." (London core sentence structure.) Makes you dizzy, innit?  
  8. New words or sayings

    Instrumental pieces of music are not "songs." Please.
  9. Brexit: The fallout

    Oh well, much as I like John Lewis and M&S, I will simply be less tempted to shop with UK companies online.  As it is, I've been looking at the amount of plastic that online deliveries come wrapped in, and thinking about the environmental cost of transporting the stuff, and had already decided to buy in the traditional way where possible. So this might be a good incentive to be a tiny bit kinder to our Earth!
  10. Like Hamlet, "... sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought ..." Shakespeare had it all summed up a few hundred years ago. 
  11. Extendable limited rentals - is it not unfair for tenants?

    @Smaug Thank you for the clarification!
  12. Extendable limited rentals - is it not unfair for tenants?

    Ah, I think I'm puzzled because how then do people let furnished appartments on a short term basis e.g to people on short term business projects who definitely want just a few months rental? There are many agencies that offer this service to landlords/renters, so how is that done legally? What do the landlords then write into the lease to make it legal?  
  13. Schadenfreude

    Never mind the comedy, feel the width.
  14. Extendable limited rentals - is it not unfair for tenants?

    Are these furnished appartments, let under Wohnen auf Zeit arrangements? Then the law would indeed be different. Just to clarify.