11 Steps​ To Start Your Business in Germany

We have compiled an overview of the most important steps on the path to self-employment for you – from finding ideas to the business plan to registration.

What Are Business Legal Forms in Germany

Around 80 % of businesses in Germany start with a sole proprietorship. But what are the other legal forms in Germany?

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VAT for freelancers in Germany

FAQs- VAT for Freelancers in Germany

Every self-employed person has to deal with VAT in Germany. Read some top FAQs for freelancers in Germany. 

Gewerbe-anmeldung Explained!

For most sole traders in Germany, business begins at the trade licensing office. This article explains the process of Gewerbeanmeldung and documents you need to register your business in Germany.

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Are you a Freelancer or a Sole Trader?

Self-employment comes in different forms in Germany and can have a huge impact on your tax obligations.

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Find Out if You Qualify For German Freelance Visa

Are you preparing your German freelance visa application? Do you meet all the self-employment requirements for foreign nationals in Germany? Read this comprehensive and detailed German freelance visa checklist.

How to Register as a Freelancer in Germany

Do you want to start self-employment in Germany? Registration at Finanzamt allows you to send your clients the invoices or sell your goods and services legally. Learn how to register as a freelancer in Germany in this step by step guide.

Register as a Freelancer in Germany
Fragebogen zur Steuerlichen Erfassung in English

How to Fill Fragebogen zur Steuerlichen Erfassung (in English)

Do you want to register yourself as a freelancer in Germany? Here is a line by line guide for filling Fragebogen zur Steuerlichen Erfassung in English (2021 update).

The Essential Guide to VAT for Freelancers in Germany

Do you want to start self-employment in Germany? Registration at Finanzamt allows you to send your clients the invoices or sell your goods and services legally. Learn how to register as a freelancer in Germany in this step by step guide.

VAT for Freelancers in Germany