Help! I need somebody…
Help! Not just anybody…
I hate doing taxes. In England it’s bad enough, but having done it now for many years I’ve managed to get it down and finish it in less than ten minutes. Oh yeah!!
However, here in Germany it’s full of long German words like Einkommensteuerreformgesetz and Berechnungsvorschriften or Solidaritätszuschlag. Basically, even google can’t explain this stuff to me and now the tax people are nagging us to sort this out, in a big panic we went to an accountant. And it was the best decision we have made since coming to Germany. OMG WHAT A LEGEND. I will give you all his information at the bottom of this post, but all we needed is a fifteen minute chat, all our invoices and our P45 for the year and any receipts for expenses we had managed to keep (not many – doh!). And all in all, it comes to around €250 each – with the money he is saving us because we didn’t work a full year but paid taxes for this and we will get money back for travel and expenses, it’s actually a money-saving opportunity for us to pay someone else for all this stress.
I would have paid ten times this, just not to have to do it ourselves. I spent many hours trying and trying and then trying again and all it did was make me annoyed. Even Jason said I was beaming the minute Mr Accountant took our paperwork and said he would do the rest. What a relief!
If you need help, try :
Friedrichstraße 95, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Tel.: +49-30-53 06 50 14