US LLC v GmbH, etc.

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Just to wrap up my own thread from months ago... I ended up creating an LLC in the US. The Finanzamt told me that since I'm the only owner of the LLC, they will treat it as a Personengesellschaft which ends up meaning that I'm a Freiberufler (I'm an engineer). So I got the limited liability I wanted in the US (where my customers are), and no separate tax return or accounting requirements in Germany that a GmbH or UG would have required. Since I live in Germany, I could create the LLC in a state with the best liability protections and cheapest fees. Thanks to everyone for your help!

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GReat update - will help a lot of other Expats, I am sure. Thanks!

 

Cheerio

 

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