You’re a small fish in a big pond. If you’ll only make a very modest turnover, you can benefit from a simple VAT arrangement: you don’t charge VAT, you don’t claim VAT. Welcome to life as a Kleinunternhemer.
It’s not all doom and gloom. Much of it is. But here is some hope to hold on to for bureaucracy in the new year in Germany.
Looking to boost your chances of finding a job in Germany? Need Germany to recognise your uni degree so you can get a work permit? Be warned, the process is long-winded, expensive and frustrating.
“So.. what do you do in Berlin?” It’s fun to wave the term freelancer around casually, perhaps even with an air of pride. But then you have to deal with the tax and immigration offices and suddenly everyone’s confused. Red Tape Translation would love to help you find your bureaucratic identity.
What a boring blog post to have to write! Still, you might have noticed that things look a bit different. We’ve updated our payment system. When you book a service, you’ll now get sent an invoice by email straight away that you can pay immediately with bank transfer, credit card or PayPal.
Naturally, there might be some teething problems. We did a lot of testing, but you just never know. If you run into problems paying for services, you can chat to us online, email email@example.com or call us on 030 2089 6634.
Parents deserve some appreciation. Especially right now. Parents’ Day draws attention to the importance of parents and their role in society. Since most of us at Red Tape Translation are parents juggling our work projects with school pickups, we’re taking a moment to give ourselves – and all of our clients who are parents – a serious pat on the back.
The Federal Constitutional Court declared the Berlin rent cap “unconstitutional” this morning at 9:30 a.m.… Read more
Happy Easter or happy holidays, whatever tickles your fancy. Red Tape Translation is now out of office until Tuesday, 6th April.
March is women’s history month! We just happen to have a creative intersectional feminist and Berlin tour guide on our staff. What a happy coincidence. Lioba spills the beans on Berlin’s heroines: Clara Zetkin, May Ayim, Marlene Dietrich and Lotte Hahm.
Good news: It’s finally here. The application process for Überbrückungshilfe III started in mid-February, and the coveted Neustarthilfe für Soloselbstständige followed last Tuesday.
Lots of freelancers find themselves in a tough financial situation. Ever since the pandemic started, many of us have been left entirely without work. There are financial instruments like Kurzarbeitergeld for employees, but freelancers have often been left with no choice but to get their basic needs covered by the Jobcenter.