Peter Scheller
Berater für Wirtschaftsprüfer, Rechtsanwälte, Steuer- und Unternehmensberater

„Wenn es knifflig wird.“


von Peter Scheller (Kommentare: 1)

Living and working in another country requires careful tax planning as there are always many tax issues to be considered. In addition, social security and other legal issues such as immigration law must be observed. This applies for all US citizens who relocate to Germany and it is important to note that there are special issues to be observed. Different tax and social security systems in Germany and the USA may cause problems in addition to those contained in special provisions in the Double Taxation Convention between Germany and the USA (DTC USA).

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Die Abgabefrist für jährlich abzugebende Steuererklärungen wurde vom 31. Mai des Folgejahres auf den 31. Juli des Folgejahres verlängert.

The deadline for tax declarations which have to be submitted on a yearly basis has been extended from 31 May to 31 July of the following year.

von Peter Scheller (Kommentare: 35)

Traditionally Germany has had a so called synthetic tax system. That means that the total income from each and every source is amalgamated and the sum multiplied by the individual tax rate of the taxpayer. This method also means that losses from certain sources (such as trade and business or renting out real estate and property) can be credited against other positive income. Germany abolished this system with regard to income from capital investments and now this kind of income is not part of this amalgamation but is taxed at a special tax rate.

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7 Facts about Gambling Winnings in the US

If you love the excitement and allure of gambling in the US, you may be wondering just how your winnings will be taxed. A federal appeals court ruled recently that the IRS can’t tax foreigners on each bet they make …

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US Besteuerung von Deutschen

Deutsche Staatsangehörige müssen in ganz unterschiedlichen Situationen im Ausland Steuern zahlen. Das ist relativ einfach nachzuvollziehen, wenn man im Ausland arbeitet und/oder wohnt. Natürlich denkt man auch an Situationen, in denen man in Deutschland wohnt, aber Investments wie beispielsweise eine …

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The Ins and Out of US Taxation for German Citizens

American tax rules are complex for US taxpayers, but they can also be confusing for others who spend time working in the US or have US investments. Let’s take a closer look at some of the more common tax situations …

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Filing US-income tax returns

Our co-operation partner Geenback Tax Services provided us with the upcoming deadlines to file US-income tax returns. It’s that time of the year again and the US tax deadlines are rapidly approaching! Are you ready to file? Here are the …

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Taxation of Stock Option Plans in Germany

Expatriates especially from the USA and the Anglo-Saxon world who have been sent to Germany by their employers are often beneficiaries of stock option plans. Regularly these employees exercise options while staying in Germany. This raises the question of how benefits will be …