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Here’s how to rent a flat in Germany—the ultimate guide

Apartment, flat, flatshare, WG, housing, accommodation—whatever you want call it, we’ll show you how to get it.

11 min read

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How to open a bank account in Germany the easy way

Open a German bank account without any paperwork or bureaucracy, and without even needing to speak German. Perfect for expats, foreigners and non-residents from abroad.

6 min read

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What is the German Schufa score? And how to get one—a guide

Starting out in Germany but you don’t know yet what a Schufa score is? Read on to find out everything about creditworthiness in Germany.

4 min read

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Everything you need to know before you travel to Germany

Land of sausages, beer, and mountains, Germany has it all. Whether you're an adventure traveler, or you're looking for a family-friendly trip, here's where you should go if you travel to Germany.

8 min read

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Self-employed in Germany? Taxes, tips, and more.

Thinking about working for yourself—but don’t like thinking about taxes? With our practical guide, learn everything you need to know about being self-employed and taxes in Germany.

6 min read

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Tax returns in Germany—what are the deadlines in 2022?

Not sure exactly when you’ll need to submit your tax return? Learn everything you need to know about the 2022 submission deadlines.

4 min read

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A simple guide to taxes in Germany

Germany is home to more than 40 different types of taxes. This article will highlight the ones that are relevant to you—and explain why they exist in the first place.

6 min read

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How to submit a tax declaration in Germany

Filing your taxes can be stressful, especially if you’re not familiar with the German tax system. We’ve put together this simple guide to walk you through it.

6 min read

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Your guide to VAT in Germany

Confused about the different kinds of value-added tax in Germany? From the varying percentages to who needs to pay, this guide will help you wrap your head around this important sales tax.

5 min read

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How to switch your bank account in Germany

Learn how to switch your German bank account manually with a few simple steps, or automatically with an online service.

3 min read

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How to be a freelancer in Germany

Learn how to handle everything as a freelancer—from your anmeldung and health insurance to your bank account, residence permit, and more.

8 min read

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How to get your residence permit in Germany

Is that the same thing as a visa? What if you’re a freelancer? Here’s what you need to do to live and work in Germany.

8 min read

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How to register your address in Germany, and get your Anmeldung

Learn how to take care of Germany’s most notorious piece of bureaucracy, and prepare your documents in advance.

4 min read