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  1. Survey to assist parents

    Thanks for the answers, we are still trying to get more people if anyone has time: https://forms.gle/DKQGi87DNAhdUimv9 engelchen:  It's not so much meant to be a service for finding a paid babysitter, more for finding people near you to help each other (for free) and maybe build a co-op. But it also depends on what people want. SpiderPig, we are also asking in a couple of facebook groups, but of a few people I interviewed, the ones who seemed to have the most need for the concept were expats.  
  2. Survey to assist parents

    Hi, I'm working on an app to help support parents in Germany,  we are trying to get some insights into parents' needs around building a support network in their neighbourhood. I think that particularly expats could benefit from this, and so it would be great if anyone in these forums (expat or not) would be able to spare 3 minutes to help us out! Thanks in advance   Here is the survey :  https://forms.gle/DKQGi87DNAhdUimv9
  3. (I posted this in the Business forum which doesn't seem to have as many people, and couldn't figure out how to move it here.) Hi, I should first say I am planning to talk to a tax advisor about this but wondered if anyone here could please shed any light so I can be asking the right questions.   I've been trying to better understand what qualifies as a Permanent Establishment for tax purposes in Germany. I'm from the UK and live and freelance in Berlin, but will soon be forming a limited company with a colleague who lives in UK, splitting shares 50/50. The company designs, manufactures and sells an audio hardware product across Europe and the world. The technical design work is mainly carried out by contractors in Bulgaria and the manufacturing and probably warehousing will also be in Eastern Europe. Meaning the only presence of the company here in Germany is me, one of the 2 founders, with the other staying based in London. The Estonian OÜ looks appealing as you can leave all profits in the business at the end of the year without being taxed, which would be really helpful for a hardware startup that has to pay large sums for manufacturing. It also appears to have relatively hassle-free setup. I'm concerned that it would be considered a permanent establishment in Germany as one half of the founders is living here. My questions: 1) What actually qualifies as permanent establishment in Germany? I understand if it is a sole founder living here then it is essentially a German company, but if it is only one founder here then what? 2) If it is a permanent establishment, does that mean 100% of the company profit is liable for taxation in Germany? Thanks in advance.
  4. Thanks, I will try contact them. It seems like a very confusing area to me.
  5. Hi, I should first say I am planning to talk to a tax advisor about this but wondered if anyone here could please shed any light so I can be asking the right questions.   I've been trying to better understand what qualifies as a Permanent Establishment for tax purposes in Germany. I'm from the UK and live and freelance in Berlin, but will soon be forming a limited company with a colleague who lives in UK, splitting shares 50/50. The company designs, manufactures and sells an audio hardware product across Europe and the world. The technical design work is mainly carried out by contractors in Bulgaria and the manufacturing and probably warehousing will also be in Eastern Europe. Meaning the only presence of the company here in Germany is me, one of the 2 founders, with the other staying based in London. The Estonian OÜ looks appealing as you can leave all profits in the business at the end of the year without being taxed, which would be really helpful for a hardware startup that has to pay large sums for manufacturing. It also appears to have relatively hassle-free setup. I'm concerned that it would be considered a permanent establishment in Germany as one half of the founders is living here.  My questions: 1) What actually qualifies as permanent establishment in Germany? I get if it is a sole founder living here then it is essentially a German company, but if it is only one founder here then what? 2) If it is a permanent establishment, does that mean 100% of the company profit is liable for taxation in Germany? Thanks in advance.  
  6. Freelancer Cooperative

    Hi, does anyone have any experience with this organisation or similar? Would you recommend this method of operating for a freelancer? It seems a good way to have social benefits and freedom of freelancing combined :  https://smart-eg.de/en/