Setting up as a Freelancer in Germany

How do I register to be a freelancer in Germany? What’s the difference between freelancing, self-employment or being a trade (Gewerbe)?168

Want to start working as a freelancer or self-employed person in Germany?  Need to get a tax number before you bill customers?  Not sure how, where and when to file taxes?  We can help you get set up and get answers to the most important questions:

  • How do I get a tax number and invoice clients?
  • How do income taxes work?
  • What is VAT and do I need to charge it? Are there other taxes I need to know about?
  • What is the difference between freelancing, self-employed and being a ‘Gewerbe’?
  • What kind of health insurance do I need?
  • What other insurances are a good idea (liability/accident/legal, etc.)
  • What are the special German laws regarding marketing, advertising, your website, etc.?

We can help!

Need something else? No problem, just contact us anytime.

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!