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About sos-the-rope

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  • Location Frankfurt am Main
  • Nationality British
  1. Why are you happy today?

      You win Germany
  2. Why are you happy today?

      I'm sure you can think of something (you just did!)...   I'm happy today because I just did 2 really Germany things    - booked off a Friday after bank holiday Thursday to get a long weekend  - planned something dumb but harmless to do on fathers' day   I feel like a model citizen
  3. Brexit / Applying for German citizenship

      Generally speaking I wasn't earning enough to pay much tax in the UK anyhow I don't mind paying back any pennies they decide to scrape together at any point. Certainly I never got enough to have e.g. a living from a pension in later life (what's "retirement"?!)...    
  4. Income tax declaration 2018

      I've faffed around with the interface a lot, I guess it's designed this way to make you pay for old data.
  5. Income tax declaration 2018

    Time for tax fun!   I'll get us kicked off.   How can I get the figures for the "Nebenkosten" if I've lost the original letter and my landlord company is a right old shower?   Similar question in case the answer is "check your bank statements" - what if I only get these online, and the stupid banking app only shows a short time span?
  6. Brexit / Applying for German citizenship

      Wow. Never shred anything to do with taxes in Germany. To be safe, anything with money involving more than a couple of yoyos.
  7. Dual nationals DE/UK and voting in the EU election?

      Yup, I reconsidered and grabbed the postal vote form that's been gathering dust here.   Hopefully it will get there in time. As always I seriously doubt it will make the blindest bit of difference but hey ho, pushing the water back up the waterfall we go.
  8. Dual nationals DE/UK and voting in the EU election?

      Yup, all signs point to illegal.   ill probably go with the DE then.
  9. Dual nationals DE/UK and voting in the EU election?

    Hmmmm Die Zeit reports: no one cares:
  10. So months ago I registered to vote in the UK as I do every year.   Also this year got my confirmation of German citizenship, and they put me on the register here as a German citizen.   Apart from this I’ve done nothing proactive but somehow I’ve received voting papers for the EU elections BOTH here AND in the UK.   what’s going on? Anyone else get 2 sets of voting papers? Are duals allowed to vote in both countries?! I’d assume we’re not. Any need to inform the other country once we’ve voted in one?
  11. Wonderful Chicken Pox!

      Ah, cwap. OK. Then I’m happy for them to avoid it I suppose!
  12. Hello to all the online lurkers!

    It would be kind of morbidly fascinating to see the stats of what people do look at...
  13. Hello to all the online lurkers!

      People come here just to read? Crimes, 12 year old dodgy outdated advice, up to the minute snarky comments, a 20,000 post long thread on Trump... no, wait, the pull is irresistible...
  14. Hello to all the online lurkers!

      You're definitely no lurker!
  15. Hello to all the online lurkers!

    Apparently there's 429 people online right now! Post something here! Say hello! Not you usual suspects though. Let the lurkers have a turn.