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Dear All, I have a German citizenship, and have been studying / working here for the last several years. At some point, I've decided to move to Portugal where my girlfriend is also is. My questions are following: 1) I am employed with a large organization (which I am about to quit), working online during last 4.5 years. The notice period is 3 months, but I believe I'd have to negotiate it down to officially spend less than 6 months in Berlin. Afterwards I'd like to apply for ALG (60% of net salary) related to reallocation and change of residency. 2) I've made some capital gains in February (25% already collected by trading broker). Assuming I move away to Portugal now, can I claim them back (since for 2021 I am tax liable towards Portugal, not Germany)? And if yes, when shall I do so - now with broker, or in 2022 with tax declaration (FA Germany)? 3) Most important - how to make Abmeldung properly? I am not in Germany, and will prefer to do it by post if possible. Any hints on the forms to submit? 4) I still have a rental contract in Berlin, and would like to keep the place on my name (Ferienwohnung) which I can visit for a couple of months per year. Is there a way German FA can make a trouble out of it? 5) What are the 'hidden' things to watch while making sure I am properly 'abgemeldet' from Germany? Shall I terminate mobile phone line, internet and electricity contract as well, or is it not obligatory (to be honest it's a time investment assuming I have a few flats in Berlin, which I'll rent out of course officially). What's really important for me is that for 2021 I am the tax resident outside of Germany for tax reasons (and after checking a few places in the EU, Portugal appeared as a first choice to me - I am here since December already and love it). Thank you in advance big time!
I apologize if this specific question has been asked already, but I can't seem to find it: 2020 was my first full year living in Germany with income. My tax situation is quite complicated, as I have income from work within Germany, as well as some from work in the US, and some investment related income due to a roth rollover. I have reached out to a tax accountant in Germany in February who said they are working on preparing my German tax declaration, but when I have reached out now asking for an approximate timeline, I haven't heard anything back. I'm going to try calling again this week. Anyway, my question: According to google, my deadline to file my US return is June 15 (2 mo. extension). First question: Is this "extension" automatic? How do they know I am abroad, or is it simply based on the information I provide when I file the return in that 2-month period? Second question: I was originally planning to wait for my German declaration to be filed and then file US taxes later, hoping to use the credits to reduce or eliminate my US tax obligation. Based on how long it is taking the accountant, I suspect I may need to just move ahead with the US tax return. How does this work, so that I avoid double taxation? Should I inform the accountant I will pay my US taxes and then let her know how much I paid, so that it can be considered before the German declaration is filed? Thanks in advance for any information.