Tax advice for freelancers

Freelancers are specialists and they need specialist advice

In accor­dance with Ger­man law, a wide vari­ety of pro­fes­sions are con­sid­ered to be “Freiberu­fler” (free­lancers). As such, physi­cians, den­tists, alter­na­tive prac­ti­tion­ers, mid­wives, phys­io­ther­a­pists, occu­pa­tion­al ther­a­pists, psy­chother­a­pists, speech ther­a­pists, artists, musi­cians, direc­tors, chore­o­g­ra­phers, writ­ers, design­ers, lec­tur­ers, nurs­ery school teach­ers, sales rep­re­sen­ta­tives, engi­neers, archi­tects, inter­preters, trans­la­tors, (photo)journalists, etc. all fall into the free­lancer cat­e­go­ry. They are all spe­cial­ists in their own right and they need spe­cial­ist advice when it comes to their tax affairs.

The ever-chang­ing tax laws, com­bined with the numer­ous rul­ings by the fis­cal courts, add to the com­plex­i­ty, empha­sis­ing the impor­tance of sol­id advice from a tax advis­er.
Just recent­ly, I analysed a deci­sion by Germany’s Fed­er­al Fis­cal Court con­cern­ing “taint­ing” of free­lancers’ income where­by it is reclas­si­fied as income from trade under Ger­man law. This reclas­si­fi­ca­tion can result in trade tax (“Gewerbesteuer”) being payable. You can find out more about the deci­sion here.

Apart from per­son­al client advice, our ser­vices include
ongo­ing finan­cial account­ing and pay­roll account­ing,
prepa­ra­tion of finan­cial state­ments and tax returns and
rep­re­sen­ta­tion of clients in deal­ings with fis­cal author­i­ties and courts.

With my firm, free­lancers ben­e­fit from DATEV’s state-of-the-art soft­ware plus, if desired, the “Unternehmen Online” dig­i­tal account­ing pack­age. This approach means I’m in con­stant dia­logue with our clients – no mat­ter whether they’re based in Cologne, Berlin, Lon­don, Brus­sels or any­where else in the world.


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