Dorirsita

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  1. Hello! I used to use Elster (desktop software) in the past. After completing the yearly tax returns, I printed the submissions out and posted them to the Finanzamt. This year I start using Elster online (the website). I just wonder if I have to print and post the submission to the Finanzamt as well? Thank you very much! apologies if this question has already been answered. I did a search but didn't seem to find it...    
  2. Several questions about charging VAT

    @PandaMunich  thanks a million!
  3. Several questions about charging VAT

    I'm very sorry to tag and bother you @PandaMunich because you have already helped me honestly A LOT along these years. But I guess you may be the only one who may help again this time... I am just not sure if it is correct: - to put income stem from work done in 2017 when I was still a kleinunternehmer but was received in 2018 under "Steuerfreie Umsätze mit Vorsteuerabzug" in the Umsatzsteuererklärung - to put the above income under "Betriebseinnahmen als umsatzsteuerlicher Kleinunternehmer " given that I am not a kleinunternehmer at the moment in Anlage EÜR - to put income from other EU country under "Umsatzsteuerfreie, nicht umsatzsteuerbare Betriebseinnahmen sowie Betriebseinnahmen, für die der Leistungsempfänger die Umsatzsteuer nach § 13b UStG schuldet" in Anlage EÜR Heartfelt Dankeschön in advance!!       
  4. Several questions about charging VAT

    push... so I'm putting this income stem from work done in 2017 when I was still a kleinunternehmer but was received in 2018 (which doesn't contain VAT) under "Steuerfreie Umsätze mit Vorsteuerabzug" in the Umsatzsteuererklärung .... i hope this is correct and won't create more questions from the finanzamt? anybody can help? 
  5. Depreciation for laptop bought overseas

    Thank you super much @PandaMunich! just want to make sure that i won't be charged import tax back by the German custom /finanzamt...  
  6. Dears, I have a question about business expense and depreciation of goods. Hope someone could help. I bought a laptop last year in Hong Kong. It was paid by my old Hong Kong credit card. I got an invoice but it was billed to my previoius Hong Kong's home address under my name, not my address in Germany. Questions are: - Can I use this as my business expense if the invoicing address is not my usual German address? My name is on the invoice though. - Can I still claim it in my 2018 tax return with the depreciation amount over 3 years? - I bought it in November 2018, I can only claim 2 months of 36 months for the first time. And then i can claim 12 months in my 2019 tax return, 12 months in 2020, 10 months in 2021. Is this correct? will i actually be in "trouble" because Germany has to charge me back import tax!?!? Thank you so much in advance.  
  7. Several questions about charging VAT

      Hi, further to my above question asked yesterday about the Anlage EÜR, I have a related question about the Umsatzsteuererklärung. May I ask where should I put the income stem from work done in 2017 (doesn't carry VAT) in the Umsatzsteuererklärung? Is it somewhere under the section "Steuerfreie Umsätze mit Vorsteuerabzug"?  Thank you      
  8. German taxation on dividends and capital gains

    Hi, last year I bought a little fonds via my bank (german bank). Overall I have lost money. Do I have to declare this loss in any Anlage in my 2018 tax return?  Thank you for your advice in advance.
  9. Several questions about charging VAT

        Hi I'm doing my 2018 tax return and have some questions.. would appreciate your help I started charging VAT since January 2018. However I have some income stem from work done in 2017 which hit my bank account in 2018. This income doesn't contain VAT. Should I put this income under Line 15, field 103 "Umsatzsteuerfreie, nicht umsatzsteuerbare Betriebseinnahmen sowie Betriebseinnahmen, für die der Leistungsempfänger die Umsatzsteuer nach § 13b UStG schuldet " in Anlage EÜR? Same for income from other EU countries, I suppose they should be reported under this same field in Anlage EÜR. Is this correct? Thank you very much.        
  10. Per diem travel allowance for freelancers

      Hi, i made some researches... seems that "Pauschale für eine Übernachtung" includes accommodation expenses but freelancers have to show actual hotel bills , thus cannot use this rate. Freelancers should use "Mind. 24 Stunden" + hotel invoices. Is it correct? Thank you.  
  11. Per diem travel allowance for freelancers

    Hi dear all, I asked a similar question before but I'm a bit confused again when I'm doing my 2018 taxes now and would appreciate your help. I'm making reference to this list https://www.reisekostenabrechnung.com/verpflegungsmehraufwand-2018/ and not sure about the difference between "Mind. 24 Stunden" and "Pauschale für eine Übernachtung". Say if I have a 4-day business trip abroad - For the arrival and departure days I would use "Abwesenheit 8-24 Stunden". Should I use "Mind. 24 Stunden" or "Pauschale für eine Übernachtung" for the 2nd and 3rd day? Thank you very much in advance!  
  12. Minijob or regular employment on Freelance visa

    Hi @naushikaa  i just wonder if in the end you were able to take up minijobs with a freelancer visa like what the woman at the Auslanderbehoerde told you?  I'm asking because I'm also holding a freelancer visa... in near future I may lose my major client whom i have been working with for a long time. I'm sure I can't take up normal employment with this visa.. im just wondering if 'minijobs' may be any different... I have also heard that one can apply for a visa which allows you to take up anything (like a german citizen) after living in Germany for 3 years. I don't know what this visa is called and what is the requirement.... not even sure if it's true...  would be great if someone could share...
  13. Hire a lawyer before buying a flat

    My boyfriend and I are planning to buy a flat together in Berlin. We have made a reservation and the notar (introduced by the Makler) has already drafted the contract. We would like to have a lawyer to read through the contract to make sure that everything is fine. Our Makler recommended a lawyer but that would cost 1% of the property price. Our Makler said that it's the standard rate. My boyfriend and I were shocked. We could imagine maybe some hundreds or a thousand euros, but 1% of the property price seems insane. We didn't have this budget in mind.   After searching through on TT, apparently it seems normal that real estate lawyers in Germany charge by the value of the property. However there are also some cases in which lawyers charge per hour (like the case of toBnruG above). We are very confused... Is the standard charging method based on property value or hours of work? If it's by value of the property, is 1% reasonable?! Thank you very much in advance for your help.  
  14. Transferring large sum of money from U.S

    Thank you very much @PandaMunich, you are a star. Will study these.  
  15. Transferring large sum of money from U.S

      Hellooo, I'd be super thankful if someone could give me advice... meanwhile happy weekend to everyone