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  1. I sold my motorcycle at the weekend, the buyer came and looked it over, offered me less than I wanted, signed kaufauftrag and took it away. He now says that there was damage that he will repair but wants a donation from me towards the costs. It was ebay kleinanzeigen and I wrote ,Das Bike wird ohne Garantie oder Rücknahme verkauft. What can he do? Should I agree to pay, if so what's to stop him finding other things that I can contribute money to? I've never noticed the damage (some cylinder head fins are scratched, tiny bit missing) I had to zoom into the photo to see what he meant. So, what now? Please help.
  2. Company Car for 100% private usage

    I have the opportunity to get a company car (1,0% Regelung), and live 2km away from work. The company have agreed that my partner can drive the car to work and back every day, so the car would be used pretty much 100% for personal use (approx. 20.000 km per year). I've been trying to work out if it is worth it, but have some open questions still unresolved:   1) I found some sites stating that the 1,0% Regelung can only be used if the car is used more than 50% for professional purposes. ("Die 1-%-Regelung kann jedoch nur angewandt werden, wenn die Nutzung des Fahrzeugs zu mindestens 50 Prozent dienstlich geschieht."). I've tried to find out if this really is the case, but my further research suggests this is only for self-employed people using the car both personally and professionally (e.g. Can anyone confirm if I (as a full-time employee) can use the normal 1,0% Regelung with an extremely low professional usage?   2) I presume my partner can still get his tax reduction through the Pendlerpauschale, because this applies regardless of the method used for getting to work?   3) I would also include my 2km to work with the 0,03% rule?   The main question is the first point - this is the most relevant, if we can take the car with pretty much 100% personal use. I believe so, and that the 50% question is for self-employed people. But if anyone with more knowledge / experience can confirm, that would be very helpful!   Thank you!
  3. I 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
  4. Car Allowance first timer

    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!  
  5. 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!