my partner would like me to leave our shared flat. The agreement is in both our names, the rent comes from my konto she pays 50%. However, most of the contents were paid for by me, new badzimmer etc etc. kitchen appliances etc. And this can be shown by my cards purchases. SO I can remove all these as long as does not affect the flat. Eg can I take my bathroom with me? Joking , but can I offset the cost against other things eg 6,000 euro bathroom I keep the kitchen, which is removable :-)
I am working in Berlin for more than 2 years now, with a BlueCard visa.
While I was a resident here, I bought an apartment in my home country. Now I would like to sell that apartment and bring the money to Germany (planning to buy a house here)
My question is: should I pay any taxes here as well? I will pay taxes and fees in my local country, but there's no direct cooperation between my country and Germany, so probably Finanzamt (or any other Government organisation here) won't be able to query them about my tax status.
This property was my savings over the years, not a source of income or investment. My only source of income is my salary in Germany.
To put it slightly differently: if I bring the cash here, will I still be a subject to tax? I mean, if I decide to buy a property by cash (hypothetically) or deposit my money to my German bank account in 10K instalments, will I get questioned/taxed?
This is a concern among many of my friends, as we would like to bring our savings here, but are concerned about the high taxes.
To be clear: I don't want to bypass any laws. I want to know
1- if my situation is subject to tax
2- if there's a legal way to decrease or cut the tax