working as an employee and a freelancer at the same time

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Hi there, I have a question here regarding my situation in Germany. I am a British and working for a UK employer while I am living in Germany. The UK employer has paid my health insurance and social security in Germany. I have now had a job offer in Germany, which I am intended to take. It is a 6 months contract role with a possibility to extend further. The new employer will cover my health insurance and social security in Germany.

 

My UK employer has asked if I can continually work for them on a consultancy basis and pay me as a contractor. It is anticipated this arrangement will not last for 6 months. I wonder if anyone has come across such situation and how to deal with health insurance and social security when working as employee as well as freelancer. Any suggestion would be much appreciated!

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Hi,

not an expert here, just sharing ideas:

- check with your new employer, usually the contract will not allow you to take another employment, just double check

-next would be to check with a tax specialist, how to declare the second income from the consultancy job.
I did something similar in the past, working full time I provided some trainings to some other company. I just invoiced them using an online service and the checked with an accountant how to declare that. Since wasn't much money was easy.

Regarding health insurance and social security I see no problem, your employeer will pay for that...the freelance work on the side wont have anything to do with that, just pay the right amount of tax at the end of the year.

Good luck!

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On 21/10/2021, 12:37:20, travelerworker said:

Regarding health insurance and social security I see no problem, your employeer will pay for that...the freelance work on the side wont have anything to do with that, just pay the right amount of tax at the end of the year.

Actually if that freelance work is any reasonable income in comparison to your employed work, it may well affect how much the various social agencies think you should be paying them. You can't for example have a 10K employment and a 30K freelance role and expect your 10K employment social (pension, unemployment, health care, ...) costs not to be impacted.

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Yes, sure...I guess most of the cases are:

50k full time employment

10k freelance

if you have a full time job that leaves not much free time for freelance, then not much freelance money.

If in 2 hours per week you are making 200k per year as freelancer then don't have a 50k full time job at all ;)

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2 hours ago, travelerworker said:

If in 2 hours per week you are making 200k per year as freelancer then don't have a 50k full time job at all ;) 

OK, when can I start 👻?

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