German tax issues : how to become an entrepreneur?
German Tax issues and Entrepreneurship with Alexandra Serlinger and iwibdus
Objectives of the course
- German definition of freelancers (Freiberufler) & tradespersons (Gewerbetreibenden)
- Requirement to register to the German tax office (obtaining a Tax number, filling out the proper tax forms)
- Tax regime as small entrepreneur
- Pro and contra to charge VAT (in case of choice)
- How to issue invoices (German VAT requirements)
- German income tax rate and description of the tax burden depending on the personal situation
- Description of deductible costs for the determination of the taxable income
Alexandra Serlinger is French and grew up close to Paris. After her Baccalauréat, she decided to study French-German law at the university (La Sorbonne, Paris and Universität zu Köln, Cologne) and became a Lawyer in 2010. After a career start in Paris (5 years), she moved to Düsseldorf in 2015, and advises her clients especially in tax law with a focus on international issues. Due to her international background, she is used to analyze the effects of cross-border situations (e.g. tax residence issues) and to find the most appropriate solution for her clients towards the competent tax authorities. A humane and friendly approach to her clients is particularly important to Alexandra. As a Member of the French Bar “Barreau des Hauts de Seine” and of the Düsseldorf Bar in Germany, she is entitled to represent my clients before the competent tax authorities.