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14 posts, 15:49 hrs
It would only be the sender who is making a false declaration however, not the recipient. The sender is the one who fills out the customs label etc. But surely even used goods are subject to import…
3 posts, 26 May
Virtual Curry Night Wednesday May 27, 7.30 pm CEST This Wednesday, we will meet online for a Virtual Curry Night. We intend to order Indian takeout, or cook our own, or simply have…
1,056 posts, 25 May
Hi, in case anyone still wants to join this evening, it has been moved to the Hofgarten, meeting first along the arcade near the Tambosi Restaurant, so left of the Odeonsplatz- Hofgarten entrance.
8 posts, 23 May
Just google "hobbywerkstatt". There are plenty of them in Munich. They charge for the lift, though you don't need it for a motorbike so they might charge you smaller fee. Also they have a lot of…
4 posts, 23 May
I think the safest way to do this would be to employ you on a temporary contract through an international payroll company until you've moved to Germany. Otherwise, you may have problems with your…
16 posts, 22 May
It is not as simple as that. They were underpaying the teachers for a few years and 1 or 2 years ago they agreed on some sort of compensation plan, otherwise you increase rotation too much. I don´t…
1 posts, 22 May
Hello ! I'm Olivia and I come from Paris and I live in Munich ! I'm a professional pilates trainer and I give online class several times a week in FRENCH and GERMAN. The Pilates Method is…
1 posts, 20 May
Hello everyone, I would really appreciate some help to understand if me and my husband are eligible for double household in Germany. Please bear with me while I unfold my love story 2016: Me…
2 posts, 20 May
Hi, Since golf is allowed again and the weather is amazing - am looking for some golf buddies who would like to play on a regular basis. Am a beginner though... I play mostly in Riem.
17,099 posts, 18 May
Virtual Curry Night Wednesday May 20, 7.30 pm CEST This Wednesday, we will meet online for a Virtual Curry Night. We intend to order Indian takeout, or cook our own, or simply have…
3 posts, 18 May
Hello, thank you for the feedback. I said in front of the CTO and the HR that I do not like this new position. But, as they said, "you got no alternative." I was wondering if the law could…
10 posts, 18 May
That wasn´t the problem. The item wasn´t as described and even though the seller agreed to take it back before that could happen his ebay account was deleted and I wasn´t able to contact him anymore.
10 posts, 17 May
I use mypostcard.com service which recently acquired postcard service of the Deutsche Post: it prints and sends the postcards, from Berlin. Usually the postcard reaches the destination in 2 weeks…
1 posts, 16 May
Unfortunately our babysitter is moving away and we are looking for someone new to help us out. We are a German/British family, our children are 6 and 13. We need someone in particular to pick up…
18 posts, 12 May
Well, this may not sound but as a foreigner living in Germany you need to accept the "whole package". You like the good transport system, the health system, the work-related security you enjoy...but…
34 posts, 11 May
Does anyone know how this stimulus would next year be handled in German taxes? Would it be taxable income or be income which is under Progressionsvorbehalt, or neither? I quickly looked at 32b EStG…
13 posts, 11 May
This is an official state sponsered map of job offers/ads : ( to find offers of work - "Zeige Landwirte, die Helfer suchen") (website interface not so good - have to pan, zoom in-out, and such)…
3 posts, 7 May
Better write on this Facebook group. More live there and many parents looking for child care. Don't forget to name the price / founding model: facebook.com/gro... is accepted there)
131 posts, 5 May
But aren’t YOU one of those that has enquired on here about why I haven’t been banned from Toytown ( for some reason I cannot fathom why😜)? You have mentioned two or three times the past couple of…
3 posts, 4 May
Hello ramrod! @pandamunich is a highly respected English- speaking tax consultant and very well known on this forum. Highly recommended! Just a point or two- prices are regulated by law so please…
4 posts, 3 May
I need help with a practical joke. It’s related to CV-19 and too much time on my hands. I'm in the US and have a good friend in the Munich area. He is a native German, and my German is not all that…
6 posts, 2 May
I also need to renovate. My bathroom has ugly tiles covering every wall, ugly PVC floor, etc. I think the prices for renovation that people quote are ludicrous. I don't want to change the position of…
2 posts, 1 May
A new Session of Online wine dinners with Italian wine-makers will start on Saturday 9th May and continue on 16th and 23rd. Each dinner will bring together 2 wine makers from very different regions…
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