Hi all. Grateful to have found this helpful and reassuring thread. My husband will continue working for his US-based employer for a few months after we arrive in Germany. At first I thought he should just continue to be paid here in the US and bring the money in as savings/capital but it seems like we’d be letting ourselves in for a world of hurt re insurance, social security and tax.
Three questions: 1 Am I reading right that most of you get paid by foreign employers into German bank accounts?
2 It seems like we would do best to get paid employer contributions and then take responsibility for taxes and insurance ourselves, so does anybody have a good link, please, for where I can find that sort of info? Is there some kind of hub? Thinking of calculators for tax and employer contributions etc. (Sorry if this is vague- it still seems more complicated than I have my head around.)
3 Someone mentioned umbrella companies a couple of years ago. Seems like that might be a smart solution if the setup isn’t very expensive (because this will be short term.) Does anyone have any recommendations here, please, or alternatively for a good tax advisor who can help with these specific questions- I guess either here or in Germany.