Self-employment is an exciting, even romantic prospect for many who seek it. To leave the employed world with all its set working hours, regional restrictions, and unnecessary meetings for one of mobility and autonomy is an attractive prospect.
There is, of course, an ugly side to this world. That’s the world of taxes.
When you’re employed, your tax return is a simple affair, largely taken care of for you by your employers. But when you’re self-employed, even if you can afford an accountant to take care of it, things are much more complicated.
Fortunately, even in a world where you have to do your taxes on your own, there are plenty of resources to help you out. In this blog post, we’re going to discuss taxes for the self-employed in Germany: we’ll go over who counts as self-employed, how much you’re expected to pay, and what resources you can take advantage of to make things even easier.