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We've been away from Germany 16 months and we closed our bank account about 6 months ago. We've just received a form to fill, from our ex bank with the title Selbstauskunft fuer natuerliche Personen fuer den automatischen zwischenstaatlichen Informationsastauch FATCA. I asked on the bank's helpline and this is what they said I don't understand, I don't have any Verbindungens with the bank or the country. Should I just ignore it? I know it's only a few questions to answer but I find it irritating that they are bothering me with the measly savings, that I had there, while the big bastards get away with billions.
Hi all, I will be moving back to UK as soon as I can. I have so many questions my head is spinning, I'll try to stick to a few points here. As I am selling everything possible, I now have lots of cash which I'd like to put into my German Bank account. 1. I don't usually have much in it, but I'll be paying several 1000s in, is this a problem? Only have Kaufvertrag for my car as some sort of proof of where the money comes from. 2. Eventually I'll close the account transferring maybe 20,000 back to UK. I need to open a Bank Account online first for that, any recommendations? 3. My partner (soon to be ex, as she's not coming with) has another 15,000 to transfer to my not yet existing UK account. Given that I don't pay tax in UK because I don't have anything, will that be taxable? What sort of official interest will be raised.(See point 2 as well) I do hope you can help, I'm super stressed out.
I am rather a newbie in Germany, but I have lived in a lot of other European countries and know that all do things a bit differently. I am looking for financial advice on very simple matters, not tons of investment, insurance, etc., but on stuff like selling out of a single investment held in the UK, depositing the money here, consequences for tax, what documents I need for KYC/AML, all that sort of thing. Yes, I have made an appointment at the bank about all the documentation and have been asking around about CGT and all that sort of thing. But I want to be doubly sure I am not missing anything, especially something that might just never cross my mind, because it is unique to Germany. Plus an independent adviser might know better than me where to better stash the cash (although I like to keep things plain and simple). Are there such advisers out there who can provide what I would call case-by-case assistance?