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  1. Severance pay questions

    Yapp. Check24 Also after reading RedMidge's comment about small print I have asked a German colleague to give it a look for any relevant exclusions in there and he said its rather cosher. ( although he does not have a legal background, he's pretty thorough) 
  2. Tax filing dilemma

    thanks Vivanco, Does it also apply if I do it via the Lohnsteurverein ?
  3. I have done my own tax filing for few years (despite my poor German, it seem quite logical and similar to one I did back home) and initially I was getting quite a big refunds but lately I started to pay and each year the amount was bigger. So I lost confidence in my own abilities and wanted to do it with a pro. I got appointment for September but it was cancelled due to  his Corona situation, I got another appointment for October and the guy cancelled again, same reason. In the mean time I got a Erinnerung from tax office to file or face fines (deadline today) I spoke to the guy and he told me not to worry, its just reminder not a real threat and we have an appointment tomorrow. But I feel insecure, can this really be so that they give me deadline and threat with a 25k fine and I can ignore it and file late without risk? I saved my own filing inb Elster without sending it ( which will result in  €3600  back-taxes to pay) and am now thinking what shall I do: shall I send my own or wait till tomorrow, risk fines and perhaps the result of his filing will also leave me 3600 short... 
  4. Car Accident with Fahrerflucht

    hmmm,  There was nothing stated about not accepting emails and the email address was printed in the upper right corner of the letter where the sender's address normally would go ( but not the physical address, this was only in the footer) But this being Germany probably the obvious is not that obvious so I better go to post today and send the hard copies
  5. Severance pay questions

    So I took out such insurance today. I am not fluent enough in German to discover such small print trap. @jebaCan you please tell me which insurance company it was ? I took Ergo "Smart, with specific "Beruf" part. Has anyone any experience with them?
  6. Car Accident with Fahrerflucht

    Bringing back the thread to a Farherflucht topic. So now I got request form the Hesse persecutor office to present the cost incurred, it seems they are gonna put this guy on trial and want to know what was the damage. I have a valuation at €3k from a Gudachter ( still have time to repair it, I drive around with dents) So the letter had an email address in a corner of it and I sent a scan of the documents I got from the Gutachter to this email address. I did not get any confirmation, it is now 2 sinceI sent it. So last week I sent another email asking if they received my documents for this case , no answer either. What is your advice, may I assume that they got it but are just too rude to respond, or shall I take the safer road and post all the copies to them?
  7. Severance pay questions

    not sure what do you mean with this,  I am not looking for any pre-lawsuits. I merely want to be sure to get a proper advice if and only if I would need it in the future... I am weighting the Legal Insurance ( I guess there is few months of waiting period with insurance and you never know when sh*t will hit the fan) against membership in Arbeitrnehmerhilfe Verein. Does anyone has experience with them?   As an example as to why I consider those two options: I am very pleased with similar concept of Tenant Association.  Their lawyer was very efficient when we needed to go to court against our former landlord (refusal for return of Deposit,  overcharging nebenkosten and imaginative refurbishment costs when we were moving out ect.)
  8. Severance pay questions

    I have a very related question, from what it seems , I just survived an re-organisation in my company where some 25% of the staff were let go. However, having in mind that the overall economic situation, I would not be surprised if further reductions might happen in not so far away future.  I do not have a legal insurance and am weighting it against  membership in Arbeitnehmerhilfe Verein. Anyone that could provide some guidance on this topic? what is the difference from my perspective?
  9. ID cards for foreigners living in Germany

    haha, I would have guessed that on Iceland everyone knows everyone and knows where he/she lives  :-) :-) But jokes aside: did't Danish and Icelandic banks issued picture Credit Cards in the past (or perhaps still are)? and were those accepted as ID , for instance at post office or in a bank?
  10. ID cards for foreigners living in Germany

    Actually Swedish documents ( neither ID Card , National ID Card, Passport nor Driving Licence) have any address on it. I guess the logic is that..that¨s nobody's business where a person lives, and a cop has it anyway in his system or can radio for it if it is of any concern for the issue at hand...  with all those German privacy protection laws its really weird that they print it on all documents...    
  11. ID cards for foreigners living in Germany

    yes, but how inconvenient to carry around :-)
  12. ID cards for foreigners living in Germany

    Well, I do have my passport but Bramble gave me an idea: few days before loosing my wallet I have signed up for Miles car-sharing. In the process I was asked to photograph my ID in the app and it seemed that the app stored the picture with my other pictures, so I do have a photo.  
  13. ID cards for foreigners living in Germany

    any other that would be possible but  that I didn't list ?
  14. Car Accident with Fahrerflucht

    a very similar situation happened to me recently and would love some advice:  Car parked on the street outside my flat, we hear crush, go out and whole rear of my car is trashed. Luckily a guy working opposite side of the street saw it all and noted the culprit's plate number and car make. Cops came took a sample of paint too.  Few weeks later I got a letter from the police asking for our  cost estimate and giving us the name of the hit-and-run guy and his insurance company. We got a valuation of around 3k to repair and contacted guy's insurance company. Now the insurance company, Signal -Iduna, refuses to settle - they claim the guy represses the claim saying it wasn't him and therefore they can´t pay because the procedure is not closed. When we call cops they said all is closed but apparently they guy is going to court for criminal hit-and-run, so nothing with the fact that he hit us, that's is proven but he risk jail time for running (apparently a repeated offender). Not sure what to do in this situation. I asked if the cops can give me the statement in writing but they refused... all looks rather weird to me and I am left with a cost of €3000 while the insurance company screwed me...
  15. ID cards for foreigners living in Germany

    Hi all,  I want to wake up this 6 year thread back to life: I have lost my wallet with my Swedish National ID card and a German Driver Licence in it.  The complexity of getting the new Swedish ID while abroad (only Embassy in Berlin, or traveling Sweden for at least 10 days while under Pandemic) and the cost involved (over 200€ in Embassy) makes me wonder if I can get some kind of German identification instead as I live here for the past 7 years.  Has anything changed since 2014? Can I get any of the documents ,mentioned in the thread like the  EU Blue Card, an ICT card, a Mobile ICT eAT ?