Jean Genie

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  1. Questions on Arbeitslosengeld 1 (ALG)

      I see, thank you so much for your help!
  2. Questions on Arbeitslosengeld 1 (ALG)

    One thing I haven't understood is this, if I found a job before my ALG-1 period of 6 months ends, I worked for some time and then I quit the job myself (without being fired or being made redundant) would I lose my entitlement for the outstanding ALG 1 payments? Thanks!
  3. ALG / Help for Freelancers Affected By Corona Virus?

    Thank you @sumguy and @JungleJim :)
  4. VAT Question for Freelancer

    Many thanks @PandaMunich!!! 
  5. VAT Question for Freelancer

    Sorry if I up this thread but I think it fits     Does anyone know (perhaps @PandaMunich as he seems to be an expert!) how is the income calculated, by invoice date or by the date when I actually receive the money on my account? For example, if I send an article in December but then it gets published in May and I get paid in June, how does it fit in my tax declaration? In the UK one can choose between invoice date and payment date and stick to one or the other system, but I don't know if this applies to Germany as well. Thanks!
  6. Tax declaration - University tuition fees

    Hi, I'm very sorry for the post invasion but I just want to make sure that I understood right – while doing the tax declaration, is it possible to add expenses for university and/or courses that one attended abroad, and therefore be able to deduct them? Obviously I'm talking about work-related fees, such as courses to improve or expand one's skills. Thanks! :)
  7. ALG / Help for Freelancers Affected By Corona Virus?

    Does anybody know if the Soforthilfe can be combined with a part time job that will end soon? My brother lost his job because of corona and his contract will end in a few weeks. In the meantime he works as a travel blogger on a freelance basis for travel-related posts, but zero travel = zero blog posts, so the corona crisis will definitely cause a lack of earnings in the following months. Can he still apply for the Soforthilfe? Thanks!
  8. Questions on Arbeitslosengeld 1 (ALG)

    Hi all,   I will be officially unemployed in a few weeks after 12 months of employment, therefore I'll be eligible for ALG 1. On top of my job as an employee, I was also earning a little money as a freelancer but my work stream and income were/are quite irregular: I write articles for a magazine and they get published whenever the editors decide to, so technically the work that I sent in December 2019 could be published at any time – 3, 6, 10 months later, sometimes even more... Also, I don't get notified about the publications in advance.   So my questions are: 1) when my employment ends and I start receiving ALG 1, can I still earn money from freelancing? I understood there's an hourly and earning limit (no more than 15 hours/week, and 165ish Euros per month, am I right?) but what if this income is not monthly? I can earn 600 Euros in one month and nothing for four months, and then some more... how would I calculate that, knowing that I cannot know how many articles will be published in my ALG 1 period?   2) How and when should I calculate my freelance earnings for tax/insurance reasons? For example, if I wrote (and sent) an article in January and that article gets published in May and I get paid for that in June, would the payment for the article be included in my January earnings (when I was still employed and paying my own health insurance) or in June (while unemployed and on ALG 1)?   3) Would I need to pay health insurance if I earned money from freelancing? I am married, so while unemployed I could technically go back to being covered by my husband's insurance but I guess that if I have earnings from freelance jobs I can no longer do that.   So, to summarise, would you say it's better that I asked the magazine to "freeze" my articles for a while and start publishing them again when I am no longer on ALG 1 and I will have decided if I want to maximise my freelance business or just look for another job?   Thanks so much for your help! 
  9. Hi all,   I will be officially unemployed in a few weeks after 12 months of employment, therefore I'll be eligible for ALG 1. On top of my job as an employee, I was also earning a little money as a freelancer but my work stream and income were/are quite irregular: I write articles for a magazine and they get published whenever the editors decide to, so technically the work that I sent in December 2019 could be published at any time – 3, 6, 10 months later, sometimes even more... Also, I don't get notified about the publications in advance.   So my questions are: 1) when my employment ends and I start receiving ALG 1, can I still earn money from freelancing? I understood there's an hourly and earning limit (no more than 15 hours/week, and 165ish Euros per month, am I right?) but what if this income is not monthly? I can earn 600 Euros in one month and nothing for four months, and then some more... how would I calculate that, knowing that I cannot know how many articles will be published in my ALG 1 period?   2) How and when should I calculate my freelance earnings for tax/insurance reasons? For example, if I wrote (and sent) an article in January and that article gets published in May and I get paid for that in June, would the payment for the article be included in my January earnings (when I was still employed and paying my own health insurance) or in June (while unemployed and on ALG 1)?   3) Would I need to pay health insurance if I earned money from freelancing? I am married, so while unemployed I could technically go back to being covered by my husband's insurance but I guess that if I have earnings from freelance jobs I can no longer do that.   So, to summarise, would you say it's better that I asked the magazine to "freeze" my articles for a while and start publishing them again when I am no longer on ALG 1 and I will have decided if I want to maximise my freelance business or just look for another job?   Thanks so much for your help! 
  10. Buying Land + grunderwerbsteuer

    Is it so? I am in the process of buying (if all goes well) a piece of land, and the seller had a contract redacted by a Notar. *His* Notar (seller has a construction company, so I would assume he knows this Notar well as he's worked with him quite a few times). Am I crazy in thinking that this is dodgy? I know the Notar should be super partes, but I still think the seller could have just asked us if it was ok to use this particular one, at the end of the day we'll be the ones who pay him...