Our Services

Personal Taxes? This is what we do

Working in Germany on an employee contract or on a services contract as a self employed freelancer? We use our years of experience and focus on personal taxes to create smart solutions for you. We avoid large corporate clients (and their attractive budgets) so we can maintain our focus on what we do best.

You are:

  • Working or about to work in Germany on a local or a foreign employment contract
  • An English speaking individual
  • Unsure what your tax situation is in Germany and you find it difficult to get solid answers on this in your mother tongue

You want to:

  • File your annual German tax return and take advantage of all deductions you are entitled to under German law
  • Maximize your tax refund while freeing your time
  • Talk to an expert directly in plain English rather than ticking endless checklists and dealing with complicated finance terms
  • Avoid unpleasant surprises and be certain that we have taken care of all issues

Our Services for you:

  • Over the years, we have dealt with all possible employee setups and know all the tricks. We know exactly what you can claim for cross border relocation expenses, how to convince the tax office that your foreign MBA course is work related, and what you need to do to claim your children’s private international schooling. The list goes on… Ask us!
  • We guarantee that no other consultant can get you a better tax result – Challenge us!
  • You do not need to waste time traveling anywhere, waiting in queues, completing German forms or making calls to impersonal tax officers. Whether you are on a business trip, at work, or at home – your personal EXPATTAX consultant is a call  – an email – a video conference away.

We are easily accessible from anywhere:

  • Very rarely do we need paper documents from you. Your letters from the tax office can go directly to us and we provide you with a digital version. We include our assessment, in plain English, on your next steps and your best options. This feature is particularly important for constant travelers since most tax office correspondence has strict deadlines. We keep an eye on the deadline for you and keep the foot in the door if you cannot react quick enough.
  • Once you are represented by us, you will never get a phone call from the tax office. This helps you to avoid giving the wrong answer because you were “softly pushed” or did not fully understand the question.  We provide you with solutions before you are even hit with a problem.
  • All of our communication with you is in English. We provide our documents, templates, and forms in English because we only ONLY focus on English speaking clients.
  • If you have a question which is not exactly taxes, but somehow related, we can either provide an answer or put you in touch with a useful expat contact from our network.  

You are:

  • Working or about to work in Germany on a freelance basis (contractor)
  • An English speaking individual
  • Unsure what your tax situation is in Germany and you find it difficult to get solid answers on this in your mother tongue

You want to:

  • Register for tax in Germany (get a tax number) and find the optimal setup for your situation
  • Make sure you claim all your entitled deductions and have the peace of mind that you are in compliance and out of trouble
  • Avoid unpleasant surprises and don’t want to waste your time with formalities and bureaucracy so you can focus on the things you are really good at
  • Have a convenient, remote solution via phone and computer to handle your administrative issues efficiently. You want to avoid paper documents, office visits, and appointments during regular work hours. 
  • Not hear about tax problems – you are looking for tax solutions

Our services for you:

  • We have been working with many English speaking freelancers especially in the IT sector, engineering, aerospace, and financial services. We do not have to reinvent the wheel when you ask: “What is the best possible setup for me?” Our solutions are not built on theory; they are built on what worked best with previous clients.
  • Less than 0.5% of all our freelancers experienced a tax audit over the last 10 years.  This is an extraordinarily low rate. We have built up a reputation with the tax office which you can leverage to avoid the added stress, time, and payments from an unnecessary audit.
  • Some contractors feel a bit lost at the beginning  when they are new to the game, the country, and the language.  We have a proven track record of walking every single one of our contractor clients through the process successfully. If required, we can call your agency on your behalf to explain your position. We can contact your bank, your landlord, or your insurance. Push us – use us!
  • We give you the guarantee that no other consultant can get you a better tax result – Challenge us!

We are easily accessible from anywhere:

  • You do not need to waste time traveling anywhere, waiting in queues, completing German forms or making calls to grumpy tax officers. Whether you are on a business trip, at work, or at home – your personal EXPATTAX consultant is a call  – an email – a video conference away.
  • Very rarely do we need paper from you. Your letters from the tax office can go directly to us and we provide you with a digital version. We include our assessment, in plain English, on your next steps and your best options. This feature is particularly important for constant travelers since most tax office correspondence has strict deadlines. We keep an eye on the deadline for you and keep the foot in the door if you cannot react quick enough. 
  • If you hand things over to us, you will never get a phone call from the tax office. This avoids that you give a wrong answer because you were “softly pushed” or did not quite understand.  We provide you with solutions before you are even hit with a problem.
  • All our communication with you is in English. All our documents, templates, forms for you are in English as we ONLY deal with English speaking clients. 
  • If you have a question which is not exactly taxes, but somehow related, we can either provide an answer or put you in touch with a useful expat contact from our network. 
+ Employees

You are:

  • Working or about to work in Germany on a local or a foreign employment contract
  • An English speaking individual
  • Unsure what your tax situation is in Germany and you find it difficult to get solid answers on this in your mother tongue

You want to:

  • File your annual German tax return and take advantage of all deductions you are entitled to under German law
  • Maximize your tax refund while freeing your time
  • Talk to an expert directly in plain English rather than ticking endless checklists and dealing with complicated finance terms
  • Avoid unpleasant surprises and be certain that we have taken care of all issues

Our Services for you:

  • Over the years, we have dealt with all possible employee setups and know all the tricks. We know exactly what you can claim for cross border relocation expenses, how to convince the tax office that your foreign MBA course is work related, and what you need to do to claim your children’s private international schooling. The list goes on… Ask us!
  • We guarantee that no other consultant can get you a better tax result – Challenge us!
  • You do not need to waste time traveling anywhere, waiting in queues, completing German forms or making calls to impersonal tax officers. Whether you are on a business trip, at work, or at home – your personal EXPATTAX consultant is a call  – an email – a video conference away.

We are easily accessible from anywhere:

  • Very rarely do we need paper documents from you. Your letters from the tax office can go directly to us and we provide you with a digital version. We include our assessment, in plain English, on your next steps and your best options. This feature is particularly important for constant travelers since most tax office correspondence has strict deadlines. We keep an eye on the deadline for you and keep the foot in the door if you cannot react quick enough.
  • Once you are represented by us, you will never get a phone call from the tax office. This helps you to avoid giving the wrong answer because you were “softly pushed” or did not fully understand the question.  We provide you with solutions before you are even hit with a problem.
  • All of our communication with you is in English. We provide our documents, templates, and forms in English because we only ONLY focus on English speaking clients.
  • If you have a question which is not exactly taxes, but somehow related, we can either provide an answer or put you in touch with a useful expat contact from our network.  
+ Freelancers

You are:

  • Working or about to work in Germany on a freelance basis (contractor)
  • An English speaking individual
  • Unsure what your tax situation is in Germany and you find it difficult to get solid answers on this in your mother tongue

You want to:

  • Register for tax in Germany (get a tax number) and find the optimal setup for your situation
  • Make sure you claim all your entitled deductions and have the peace of mind that you are in compliance and out of trouble
  • Avoid unpleasant surprises and don’t want to waste your time with formalities and bureaucracy so you can focus on the things you are really good at
  • Have a convenient, remote solution via phone and computer to handle your administrative issues efficiently. You want to avoid paper documents, office visits, and appointments during regular work hours. 
  • Not hear about tax problems – you are looking for tax solutions

Our services for you:

  • We have been working with many English speaking freelancers especially in the IT sector, engineering, aerospace, and financial services. We do not have to reinvent the wheel when you ask: “What is the best possible setup for me?” Our solutions are not built on theory; they are built on what worked best with previous clients.
  • Less than 0.5% of all our freelancers experienced a tax audit over the last 10 years.  This is an extraordinarily low rate. We have built up a reputation with the tax office which you can leverage to avoid the added stress, time, and payments from an unnecessary audit.
  • Some contractors feel a bit lost at the beginning  when they are new to the game, the country, and the language.  We have a proven track record of walking every single one of our contractor clients through the process successfully. If required, we can call your agency on your behalf to explain your position. We can contact your bank, your landlord, or your insurance. Push us – use us!
  • We give you the guarantee that no other consultant can get you a better tax result – Challenge us!

We are easily accessible from anywhere:

  • You do not need to waste time traveling anywhere, waiting in queues, completing German forms or making calls to grumpy tax officers. Whether you are on a business trip, at work, or at home – your personal EXPATTAX consultant is a call  – an email – a video conference away.
  • Very rarely do we need paper from you. Your letters from the tax office can go directly to us and we provide you with a digital version. We include our assessment, in plain English, on your next steps and your best options. This feature is particularly important for constant travelers since most tax office correspondence has strict deadlines. We keep an eye on the deadline for you and keep the foot in the door if you cannot react quick enough. 
  • If you hand things over to us, you will never get a phone call from the tax office. This avoids that you give a wrong answer because you were “softly pushed” or did not quite understand.  We provide you with solutions before you are even hit with a problem.
  • All our communication with you is in English. All our documents, templates, forms for you are in English as we ONLY deal with English speaking clients. 
  • If you have a question which is not exactly taxes, but somehow related, we can either provide an answer or put you in touch with a useful expat contact from our network.