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  1. Hi guys,   I have to write my first blog since I didnt find the answer to my question anywhere although this forum has been helpful to every answer I had until now. I recently reduced my Vollzeit job to 80% in order to work for as a IT consultant for a US company. I was quite confident that my invoices will not sum up over 17.5k so I registered as a freelancer (Kleinunternehmer) in the Finanzamt. However, the company offered me more working hours and I have the doubt about what would happened if I go over the 17.5k threshold. My questions are: Do I have to pay VAT taxes for the entire amount if I go over the threshold? Do I avoid paying the VAT taxes even if I go over the threshold since I am not doing my services anyway in Europe and I am invoiceing a US company? (In that case, would all this income be added on top of my salary when I do the Steuererklärung next year?) Would I lose my Kleinunternehmer status next year? (I am pretty sure it is the case) Is it worth it making GmBh or any form of company to reduce taxation?   Thanks in advance and regards
  2. Hello,   Quick question:   I was filling out my first tax declaration as a small business / freelancer and on the part asking to specify all the income generated, I'm in doubt whether to declare all my income as "Betriebseinnahmen als umsatzsteuerlicher Kleinunternehmer (§ 19 Absatz 1 UStG)" or as " Umsatzsteuerfreie, nicht umsatzsteuerbare Betriebseinnahmen sowie Betriebseinnahmen, für die der Leistungsempfänger die Umsatzsteuer nach § 13b UStG schuldet".   All my income as freelancer from last year was less than EUR 17500 and generated as IT-Services for a client in Ireland. For that reason, I haven't charge any VAT on my invoices.   I guess it would be the 2nd option, right?   Extra question: I'm transferring my declaration eletronic using my elster certificate. What about my invoices that I generated to my client? Should I send a copy of them to the Finanzamt via post office or something?    
  3. Hi Toytowners! I could really use some help with adjusting to this new (to me) tax system. So I moved to Germany from Canada at the end of May 2019. Based on what I’ve researched so far, I would report the income from Jan–May as foreign income to be taxed in Canada on Anlage AUS, right? Also, I have multiple income sources and get paid in four different currencies, and my EU-income is so low that I do not qualify for registering for VAT. Do I clarify on my tax forms how much of my income is from within the EU and how much is from outside? Basically I don’t want the tax office to see my total income being over the Kleinunternehmer limits and wondering “Woah, why isn’t she paying VAT on all of this? Let’s send her an angry letter and back-charge her a ton of VAT!” Also, when I list my total income in euros, where should I take the yearly average exchange rate from and where do I record this exchange rate (if anywhere)? Thank you for any and all help!
  4. Hi everyone, I'm getting my year's end paperwork in order and am really in need of some help and clarification. (My tax adviser is being impossible to reach these days...)   I moved to Germany from Canada at the end of May 2019. Based on what I’ve researched so far, I would report the income from Jan–May as foreign income to be taxed in Canada on Anlage AUS, right? Now, here’s the trickier part. As a freelancer I have multiple clients across the globe and get paid in multiple currencies. Only a small percentage of them are within the EU and would be subject to VAT, and thus my EU income is within the Kleinunternehmer limits. (Over 2019 I made about 2200€ with European clients, and above 20000 € worth from all other clients. My tax advisor has me registered as a small business but not with VAT; so I put this on all my invoices “Kein Ausweis von Umsatzsteuer aufgrund Anwendung der Kleinunternehmerregelung nach § 19 UStG.”) My question is how do I clarify on my tax forms how much of my income is from within the EU and how much is from outside? Do I even clarify such a thing? Basically I don’t want the tax office to see my total income being over the Kleinunternehmer limits and wondering “Woah, why isn’t she paying VAT on all of this? Let’s send her an angry letter and back-charge her a ton of VAT!” Also, when I list my total income in euros, where should I take the yearly average exchange rate from and where do I record this exchange rate (if anywhere). Many thanks for any and all assistance.  -Karyn