Tax Class

It is tax season again – though for freelancers in Germany, when is it not tax season? (Income tax returns are due by May 30 but Umsatzsteuer {VAT} has to be filed quarterly if not monthly.)

I took a tax class in Berlin last year and it proved to be a tremendous help. I learned all the ins and outs of what’s expected of freelancers in Germany in terms of taxes. And then I hired an accountant. At least now I know that it truly is worth the extra cost.

Upcoming tax seminars at Berlin’s Volkshochschulen (VHS):

  1. When: Friday March 25, 2010 6:00pm – 9:15pm
    and Saturday March 26, 2011 9:00am – 4:00pm
    Where: Frankfurterallee 37, Friedrichschain-Kreuzberg
    How much: 39 €
    http://www.vhsit.berlin.de/VHSKURSE/BusinessPages/CourseDetail.aspx?id=242109
  2. When: Saturday May 14, 2011 9:00am – 4:00pm
    and Sunday May 15, 2011 9:00am – 4:00pm
    Where: Schulstraße 29, Pankow
    How much: 48.60 € http://www.vhsit.berlin.de/VHSKURSE/BusinessPages/CourseDetail.aspx?id=245951
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