How to Register a Business in Germany

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How to Register your Business in Germany – To officially register your company in Germany, you have to go to the „Gewerbeamt“ (thats the german trade office) and get a „Gewerbeschein“ (thats the trade license). In other words this trade license is the permission to run your business. If you’re a „Freiberufler“ (a freelancer), you don’t have to go to the „Gewerbeamt“ (the trade office), […]

How to Register your Address in Germany

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Registering your Address in Germany – The first official step, if you have not already done so and are already in Germany, is to register your address („Anmeldung“). If you have been in Germany for some time, you will have already done some or most of the things described here. However, make sure you don’t […]

How to Register with the German tax office (Finanzamt)

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How to Register with the German tax office (Finanzamt) – If you have successfully registered with your trade office, the tax office („Finanzamt“) will contact you to register your business for tax purposes. If this does not happen, simply contact your tax office. You will then receive an unfortunately long and complicated form which, in addition […]