Nerdbloke

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  1. Hi guys,   wonder if anyone can help me.   I am currently preparing my tax return for 2018 and received some money last year from a company I worked for that went insolvent/got taken over by another company back in 2009.   So I have tried entering this money and tax taken off, Solidarity payment etc. in Wiso as a second employer according to the info on the Elektronischen Lohnsteuerbescheinigung they sent to me at the time but it keeps giving me an error. Basically for points 22, 25, 26 and 27 on that entry it appears red as the values are 0 (as also on the Lohnsteuerbescheinigung).   Do I need to do anything specific or just ignore that? It gives me the option to ignore but I'm not sure.   Thanks
  2. Brexit / Applying for German citizenship

    I was just told that it had to be about 1 side of A4, hand-written. I mean I could have gotten somebody else to write it for me (wife), but then it would have looked odd if the handwriting was completely different to that on the forms I was filling in!   Still it was acceptable what I did so all good  
  3. Brexit / Applying for German citizenship

    I had my meeting at the Landratsamt last week and had to provide B1 certificate, Einburgerungstest Certificate, Payslips etc but also a hand written CV :-)
  4. Brexit: The fallout

    Don't now what any of this means but interesting anyway!   https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6754319/Worlds-biggest-wealth-fund-piles-billions-pounds-Britain.html
  5. Brexit: The fallout

      I can't stand another 2 months of this let alone 2 years, OMG
  6. Brexit / Applying for German citizenship

    So update on my situation for those interested in timescales!   Took the B1 test on 19.01, went well but waiting for results. My wife called the local Landratsamt here in Mindelheim and apparently I don't have to wait for the test results to fill all of the paperwork in, I have an appointment on 28.02, maybe I will have the results by then anyway. Also the lady there told my wife priority is being given to British citizens obviously due to Brexit, and that as long as the application is submitted by 29.03 all good (you all know that anyway but nice to hear from them that is their understanding too!).   I'll keep you posted!   Update number 462...   I received my B1 test result on Saturday, so exactly 5 weeks after taking the test. I passed and am now off to the Landratsamt on Thursday to hand all of this paperwork in.
  7. Brexit: The fallout

      I did the Einbürgerungstest in November and B1 test in January.   Some questions would be tricky for a German without any practice at it as they are just facts/general knowledge (e.g when was the Berlin wall built?), but it's multiple choice, you can practice online and to pass need only get 17 from 33 correct. So there really is no excuse even if your German skills aren't up to much.   The B1 test however requires a certain level of German but isn't that difficult, I have been here 18 years so really no excuse for me there either.    
  8. Brexit: The fallout

    Don't think I have seen this here yet:   https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/hondas-europe-boss-says-closure-of-swindon-plant-is-not-due-to-brexit-a4070366.html   Honda reckon Brexit isn't to blame for closing the Swindon branch.   Diffficult to know who and what to believe these days
  9. Brexit / Applying for German citizenship

    So update on my situation for those interested in timescales!   Took the B1 test on 19.01, went well but waiting for results. My wife called the local Landratsamt here in Mindelheim and apparently I don't have to wait for the test results to fill all of the paperwork in, I have an appointment on 28.02, maybe I will have the results by then anyway. Also the lady there told my wife priority is being given to British citizens obviously due to Brexit, and that as long as the application is submitted by 29.03 all good (you all know that anyway but nice to hear from them that is their understanding too!).   I'll keep you posted!
  10. Brexit / Applying for German citizenship

    Hi guys,   just thought I would add my situation and show how long things are taking for me if anyone is interested.   Einbürgerungstest taken on 05.12.2018 Results received of test 12.01.2019 (passed, so took around 5 weeks including the Christmas break)   B1 language test date 19.01.2019, results should take 4-6 weeks to come through.   So hopefully I will get my application in before the end of March    
  11. Brexit: The fallout

    Brexit just constantly reminds me of Blackadder, the most apt quote being:   Bob: [Horrified] Oh sir, oh sir, please don't give me away, sir. I just wanted to be like my brothers and join up. I want to see how a war is fought... so badly!   Blackadder: Well, you've come to the right place, Bob. A war hasn't been fought this badly since Olaf the Hairy, High Chief of all the Vikings, accidentally ordered eighty thousand battle helmets with the horns on the inside.
  12. Brexit: The fallout

    That's great, thanks a lot mate
  13. Brexit: The fallout

    Is there anywhere that has a summary of what a no-deal Brexit will mean for us Brits living in Germany, without having to sift through 290 pages of posts (if anybody actually knows that is!!!).   I am in the process of applying for German citizenship, but not sure it will be processed by the end of March.   Thanks for any help or advice!
  14. Brexit: The fallout

    Just reading the articles, this bit was interesting (for me at least)   'Third country nationals who have been legal residents in one Member State for a period of five years must be granted, subject to certain conditions, longterm resident status in that Member State in accordance with Union rules.' 
  15. Brexit- what British Berliners need to do next

    This is interesting from the articles I have read.   "Third country nationals who have been legal residents in one Member State for a period of five years must be granted, subject to certain conditions, longterm resident status in that Member State in accordance with Union rules."