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About evildudette

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  • Location Friedrichshain, Berlin
  • Nationality English
  • Gender Female
  • Year of birth 1987
  1. Berlin Corona Vaccinations

    My appointment was booked for mid June but I just saw that they have availability for Moderna this week so I called up and changed it. Am quite excited!
  2. Kleinunternehmer and VAT questions

    Alex is not being treated as a Kleinunternehmer in terms of VAT. You do not make quarterly VAT filings as a Kleinunternehmer. Alex’s claim that they are a Kleinunternehmer is presumably based on predicted revenue but they have opted to register for VAT. When filling out the Steuerliche Erfassung you have to specifically opt in to get a VAT number if you have low revenue and then have to do your accounting accordingly.   edit: I’m relatively sure that once you opt to do VAT as a Kleinunternehmer you cannot change it for 5 years, but I may be misremembering that part. I think you should contact the Finanzamt to clarify your status.
  3. Kleinunternehmer and VAT questions

    When you are a Kleinunternehmer you can choose whether or not to register for VAT. From your post, it is clear that you did register. That means that you do charge VAT. While making over the revenue threshold obliges you to declare VAT, It isn’t the case that making under that certain revenue means you can’t charge VAT, but rather that you can declare that you aren’t going to under the legislation. So to answer your questions:   1. You charge VAT.  Whether or not you pay VAT depends on where you are buying from. If they do a ‘VAT free option’ such as Metro, you can use that. It’s just slightly different accounting. In the end you will pat the same. 2. Yes you can claim back VAT on expenses. 3. You do charge VAT. As you don’t understand the mechanism, I recommend you either pay someone to do the return for you, or invest a couple of hours paid time for someone to go through the Elster returns with you.
  4. Employer forcing me to travel and do illegal act

    This should probably be moved to the legal sub forum.   Out of interest, were you working for them onsite before the pandemic or have you always been remote? 
  5. I’m in my 30s and in Berlin and got my letter a couple of weeks ago (first available slot was mid-June). People in this age group are invited under certain medical conditions. The other way which is common for this age group is if you are nominated by a pregnant woman. They can nominate two people to be vaccinated as they are not permitted to have it in Germany.
  6. Berlin Corona Vaccinations

    I have received my code, but the earliest non-AZ date is in June. So even if you receive an invitation, it will be a while before you can get it.    
  7. starting UG "nach Musterprotokoll"

    1. A Musterprotokoll simply means using a standard template agreement to keep lawyer fees down. Directors and people running a company are not automatically the same as the owners. 2. If you are working for your UG then yes you should have a work contract. It is not assumed that you as an owner will be working there. If you want to be paid for working there, yes you need a work contract. You can’t just take earnings out of the company to pay for your living expenses (that goes for the directors too, you have a specific Geschäftsführervertrag to regulate that).   However, I would recommend that if you’re both going to be working on it, you would both be registered as directors. Otherwise one of you will simply be a normal employee which you may want to avoid. Either way, it sounds like you should speak to a lawyer about the regulations of business ownership in Germany, because I don’t think you understand the implications.
  8. Reverse Charge Supply VAT and Brexit

    That’s correct.
  9. Reverse Charge Supply VAT and Brexit

    You don’t need to charge VAT anymore. It isn’t necessary to provide anything, but If they are the same clients then their locations have already been verified in order to use reverse charge anyway. Many invoicing software Programmes (such as Lexware) automatically updated their systems so that VAT isn’t charged for British clients. I’ve been helping a lot of companies with brexit as part of my business. :)
  10. Why are you unhappy today?

    My cat died very unexpectedly:(
  11. Best EU countries for taxes for freelancers

    Potentially yes, I pointed it out because conflating the two is likely to lead to problems down the line - if he is aware of that then great  I run a business helping companies expand into new countries and see business owners make these mistakes all the time, so just wanted to highlight it.   kapil you may want want to think about whether ‘lowest tax’ is really the right question to be asking. As you’re talking about businesses that are location independent, you need to consider your business strategy and pricing in relation to where you will be living. If you are consulting companies all over the EU, the price you will need to charge in order to cover your living costs is going to be very different in Switzerland compared to Portugal. If the amount of money you will make is not dependent on where you are living, you should also consider the quality of life you will be able to afford in each place when your revenues come in.
  12. Best EU countries for taxes for freelancers

    You start by asking about taxes for freelancers and then ask about setting up a company. They are two very different things with different regulations, running costs and tax rates.
  13. Reverse Charge Supply VAT and Brexit

    No, you would not charge any VAT at all. He would be providing services to non-EU businesses, which means no VAT.
  14. Reverse Charge Supply VAT and Brexit

    The UK leaves the VAT scheme in December, so after that they need to be treated as non-EU.