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  1. Steuerklasse 4-4 vs. 3-5

    Hello Toytowners,   I started working in Munich mid-August 2017. I was told by a German colleague that choosing class 3 (higher earning spouse's salary) and 5 (lower salary) instead of 4-4 for both -- only means you will own to the state at the end of the year. Namely, choosing 4-4 is better because "what you get is what is yours".   Is that correct? On this website ( I noticed class 4 is basically equal to class 1. Why is that so?   Is there a threshold to cross in salary difference in order for 3-5 to be a better choice instead of 4-4?   Thanks!
  2. Steuerklasse 4-4 vs. 3-5

      That matters during the year. At the time of submitting Tax Return, you owe to the Finanzamt what you owe them. In case of "better" tax class, more money was being left in one's pocket during the year (most likely more than it should have) - that simply means one will then have to pay those differences.
  3. MVV Isar Weekly Card Validity

    It works like this. A weekly ticket is valid the rest of the purchase day (say MON). Then we go: TUE, WED, THU, FRI, SAT, SUN.. As you can see, you do have 7 days of validity. What you lose is the time of the first day until the purchase time.
  4. Car expenses for freelancers

    I was told by a (non-German, but living and working here) Steuerberater that, even though a private car is used by a Kleinunternehmer for business purposes (plus of course private usage), that, in order to claim those 0,30 € per km - one needs to fill in the Fahrtenbuch?   Is that so? I don't see the point in that because there's no need for separation between business and private use of such car. Please advise!