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Benja83 posted a topic in Life in GermanyI am changing jobs soon, and my new employer will provide me with a company car - a hybrid (electric and petrol motors). I saw whilst browsing the car manufacturers' pages, that you can get up to 900€ government support to install a private charging point - I have a few questions if anyone has experience or can maybe help answer them: 1) Can I get this subsidy for a company car (the standard 1% / 0.5% financing), or is this only for people with a privately-owned electric or hybrid car? 2) If I can get it, can I use it to install a charging point in a rented parking space (assuming the landlord also goes with the idea)? It could help persuade him, given he would then save 900€ and have the use of the charging point for future tenants. 3) Any other things to consider... Thank you very much! Ben
Hey folks, first timer here, and a first timer also on German car allowance/company car schemes. I've spent the better part of the past couple of hours trying to understand the rules/regulations, got unfortunately more confused as a result, hence this post. My current working situation: - I currently don't own a car; - My current job position does not offer any car benefits; I've recently been offered a job that includes a car allowance. Here are the details: - the car allowance is said to be EUR 6600 annually; - the position is said to be fully remote; So, here come the questions, and apologies for the greenish/noobish nature of them, it's just my thought process understands the complex things easier, but trips on the fundamentals usually. 1. This amount (6600) is most likely before taxes. How is this amount taxed? I've read that it's just added to your base salary amount, then just taxed as is (Steuerklasse etc), but wanted to have a confirmation. 2. What would be the amount (6600) after taxes exactly? Based on the type (car allowance) what is this allowance normally intended to cover? (insurance costs, maintenance, etc?) 3. I'm well aware that more is always better, but how does this sum actually size up in the current market? 4. Say I purchase a vehicle, be it leased or used or new, would this vehicle be considered a private car that I use for business purposes, in which case would the allowance be intended to ideally cover only the 'business' costs/travels? 4a. In this case, which rule would apply (1% of the vehicle price+30cents for business use for taxation purposes?) Hope everyone has a peaceful holiday season and thanks upfront for any responses, to which I'll be sure to develop the topic further!
Hi all, yesterday I was in my car. I stopped on the side of the street on a parking lot and all of a sudden a car crashed my right mirror. I jumped out of the car screaming heeeeeeeeey the car stopped for a moment and decided to continue on its way. Luckily I remembered the car nummber and I called the police. They came, they made photos and everything. They are not giving me any info about the people that caused the incident. Suddenly I received a SMS in which they said that they are sorry and if I send them the car service bill they will pay it asap. What would you do in my place? Should I provide my bank details and hopefully they transfer the money or should I contact their insurance and go the offical way, even contacting a lawyer or what? Thank you in advanced for the fast replies!