Frantic

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  1. I commute by car each day, around 30-40 minutes plus additional 10 minutes by walk. Not that big issue. And for the costs, remember you can put them in your tax return. You get good money.
  2. Taxation on gifts from family

    Hi All,   i read the source mentioned by Panda and maybe i translated in a wrong way but it seems that the 400k allowance is only in case of deceased parents (then hineritage). From the discussioni in this thread it seems that actually this allowance is valid also if the parents are alive. Can you please clarify me this point ?     thanks  alot
  3. I got the Steuer Bescheid for 2018 and I have seen that Finanzamt did not put as taxable income a lump sum I received by my new employer to cover my relocation expenses. The fact is that I put all my expenses in my tax claim already, so that lump sum should be treated as normal taxable income from my employer (it was a brutto lump sum, not taxed when I received it). Is finanzamt "final word" or I should care to inform them of what I think is a mistake ? More than the money (that are ok several hundreds of euros)  the problem is that I really really don'T want to bother with bureocratic stuff and in german (that I don'T speak enough well to manage this kind of conversation).
  4.   I am asking to everyone everywhere. And this forum is a part of this "everyone everywhere".   The more the feedbacks the better.
  5. Hi,   I opened this on purpose here because I think that the area where you want to do this matters.   I hope that someone that already directly or indirectly experienced it can share his/her thought with me.   Me and my girlfriend want to buy an apartment here soon (not later than 2 years).   I was thinking to evaluate also the option of buy a Grundstuck and build our home. This will let us to save money and/or having a bigger apartment (we come from countries where 100 square meters is just the default standard option).   She is an inner arkitekt and she has experience in managing "internal" construction site. Also we count on the fact that thanks to the contacts she has in her work we can have access to trustable/qualified construction companies and not just making a bet in choosing one of them.   Of course we have a lot of doubts. For example there is a way to be sure that we will stay inside the budget ? I mean, a legal way to specify this in the contracts ? What are examples of things that can go wrong ?   Which kind of mortgage we can expect from the bank ? We just will have around 100-150k to put upfront, the rest will be all mortgage.   Any thoughts, opinion or useful links (also in german) are very welcome.   PS: I know that on this board there is who thinks that buyng a property in MUC are is a total no go but please this is not the topic of the thread
  6. Or should just sent the tax declaration as it is, with that 1500 euro in Zeile 21, and then the Finanzamt will do all the math ?   Ok I think that it works like I wrote in this post. About the software I just activated the voice for inputing the Doppelter Haushaltsführung expenses but without inserting any expenses and it automatically updated the total sum of money I should receive back by considering the additional taxation on that 1500 euro.
  7. Hi,   when I changed employer in 2018 the new employer paid me 1500 euro lump sum for move expenses. It was tax-free and indeed I found it in Zeile 21 of my Lohnsteuerbescheinigugn.   I am using a well known online software for my 2018 Steuererklarung. I put all my relocation expenses in order to have some taxes money back. Now I want to put this 1500 euro as a normal taxable income because this software doesn't automatically do this kind of reconcilation between Umzug expenses and this 1500 euro I received.    Can I just fix it by simply add this 1500 to the Zeile 3 (taxable income) ? 
  8. Decent hand car wash in/around MUC.

    Hi,   I need an hand car wash. I don't mean to wash my car in the street but I am talking about this authorized car was services where you go and use a high pressurized water pistol to wash your car. You put the coin and you get 30-60 seconds of water/soap going out from the pistol or brush. I googled but I just find not hand car wash.
  9. I contacted flatex support (that will answer in German...) and I am trying to google with googletranslate helping me but it would be great if I can have an answer here. In 2018 taxation rules for fund changed. I knew it. But i did not know about this fiktive Veräußerung and so I am trying to understand if my broker basically sold and bought again without triggering the capital gain taxes payment ...or yes ? What it is happening actually ? Expecially from a tax point of view, what happens and should I do some actions ? My broker manage automatically the tax part, so automatically capita gains are payed to the Finanzamt. Does this fiktive operations change something ?   I discovered this looking at my Depotbestand and I saw that the "kauf" costs did not match with the one i have on my excel sheet where i track all operations...they were too much near the current value of funds although i bouth them few months ago.
  10. Taxation of Stock gains

    Hi,   I know about capital gain taxation. In my home country Bank or the Intermediation Provider takes care to deduct and pay for me this taxes on each gain. To make it short, you don't need to fill paper and do complicated or boring stuff. Is the same also in Germany or I should declare in detail all gains in the annual tax form ?      Also, are losses put in a kind of pool as a compensation for capital gain taxation ? I mean, if I make 100 euro loss and afterwards  I make a 100 euro gain for which I have to pay 25 euro tax (just an example), then i will not pay 25 euro tax and my "loss pool" will decrease from 100 euro to 75 euro. Is this in place in Germany ?
  11. I searched but I failed to find and answer to my question(s). Also some thread are quite dated so I fear info are not updated.   I'm an EU expat in Germany. I'm employed full time, permanent contract. Since from selection for this job I made clear to the interviewer that I was involved in a personal project for which I would have been paid. This is a project that I'm doing for a friend of mine who will pay me for this. I work to this project because it's my passion and hobby too, so I work when I want and when I have time (there's no a fixed  amount of hours I have to work on it). For sure, the hours per week I spend on it are a lot less than the hours I spend as an employee. At the same time I'm working intermittently on it since 3 years (and another 1 or 2 will be needed to complete). Also, the total gross income, will be between 25% and 40% of the yearly gross salary that I take from my permanent job. Of course it will be a "one shot" income that we can also split and spread in 2 years in order to stay under some threshold that can help me to manage in a more easy way all the fiscal stuff. Of course I want to pay all the taxes that I have to pay but I'm quite lost and before going to a Steuerberater I would want to prepare my self about the topic. How I should proceed ? I read about the 17500 threshold. What's and how it works ? Should I ask a new Stuernummer ? Should I register(?) as a freelance or a little company ? Is the 17500 threshold only for side income ? Or should I add the income of my permanent job ? In this case I will be far beyond that threshold. Also consider that my friend that will pay me is not in Germany but in my home country, an EU one. This will force me to open a VAT number and say bye bye to the 17500 stuff ? But in that case, due to the fact I have only one  "big" customer, I should not be permitted to have a VAT, right ? I also read that if the side jobs is not predominant (and I think that's my case) then I have not to pay all the "welfare" stuff such as pension, health, etc but only taxes. Is this correct ?    As you can see there's a total confusion in my mind :). I made my homework when I was in my homeland for the same case (employed with freelance job) but here I'm lost, also due to the language that I don't know (yet)   I would thank who would be so kind to help me.