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About lonedev

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  1. Contract termination while pregnant

    Hello,   My wife recently moved to Berlin and we're expecting in 2.5 months. She recently got a job via an agency and told them that she's pregnant before joining the company to play fair but they said no problem and gave her a 2 months contract, ending just before the maternity leave starts   She was assigned to a firm and worked there for about 2 weeks, the firm suddenly terminated her contract and now the agency too now terminated her contract   From the letter she signed, they claim to terminate the contract in probation, but there was no probation in the contract to start with.   Is this allowed? What can we do now?
  2. You can always change your job. Go with the new contract and documents when going for your appointment and they should give you a new one
  3. Wrong Freelance tax number

    Hello,   I am a fulltime employee as software developer and want to start a side job with a company. I fill the "fragebogen zur steuerlichen erfassung" on Elster as kleinunternehmer and no umsatzsteuer (did not create a Gewerbe) and submitted to the tax office. After about 3 weeks, I got a new tax number(see in link) from the tax office, which I sent to the company but the company replied that the tax number is wrong and I can't do freelance work with it and that I should get a document like this(see in link). If I did not, I should go to the tax office and complain.   Also to add that, because the tax number was taking long to come, I went to the tax office and they wrote down the new tax number for me and when I asked if I can do freelance work with it, they said yes. So now I am confused with the requirements of the company   I did not get a rejection letter to the freelance application I submitted so I assume that my application was correct hence new tax number issued.    Can someone please help confirm maybe I did something wrong or how I can check my status if I am a freelance or not?   Thanks  
  4. Tax Returns

    Check the lohnsteuerhilfeverein website, they usually have the list of document on their website but this is an example for the verein I use https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5641f7f8e4b079339618351b/t/5c6a89e315fcc00f43d1ad7c/1550485989032/Anforderungsliste+LBB.pdf
  5. International schools in Berlin

    I think she's currently in A1.2. Got moved to a higher last last month and the teacher said she only two more classes before she can move to the regular class.   The only issue is she can't hold a conversation yet. We do her assignments together and she can read fairly well a comprehension
  6. International schools in Berlin

    Hello all,   I need some advice, my daughter is 12 (going to 13 in Oct). She started school in a willkommenklasse January this year. We just got a call that we have been accepted grade 6 Quetin blake (grade 6) for the next school year in August 2019.   One of the main reason we applied to Quetin blake is that someone said, we can get an easy entrance into NMS (is this really true?).    Now we are torn whether to take her back to grade 6 in QS for a *guaranteed* chance in getting to NMS or she should just continue her willkommenklasse and possibly move to grade 7 in Feb 2020.   Your advice appreciated
  7. hmmm, I also contacted someone from Toytown here and gave me the quote of €100/hour. I asked him if there is any limit, he said I should not worry that that amount is normal and all tax consultant charge the same. Luckily, I spoke with some colleagues and told me that is way too much. I should not sign any contract with him. So I advice you to do the same.
  8. Blue Card Suspension

    Hey, the residence law was recently amended Oct 2017 to include experience in lieu of academic degree. See law here https://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/englisch_aufenthg/englisch_aufenthg.html#p0364   I think you deserve a blue card with your 15 years experience or maybe I am missing something here. Can you quote this to them and see what they say or they rejected you with this also?   Anyway, except you have a very low salary I think they will approve you anyway so don’t fret 
  9. Filing a tax return - help on how to file

    Hello,   I have couple of questions regarding my tax return   a. Last year December, my family moved to Germany and I also changed flat in Berlin and saved 30m commute time to work. Can I claim relocation cost for me moving and my family moving down to Germany? b. If yes, I would appreciate any pointers on how to do that c. I got married in April and I had to travel a couple of times to Nigeria, (twice in 2018, especially because my wife had an accident and went to spend sometime after her surgery). Can I claim double household especially my flight cost?   Thanks