Tax strategy

Moving to the Netherlands with Luna

We’re leaning towards leaving Germany even sooner than planned. It’s getting harder for me to stick with the German freelancing rules, and it’s stressing me out. True that we still have our cutie foster dog Luna, who is our limiting factor for leaving. But here’s my new plan that also works well with her. Not living in Germany
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Freelancing: Canada vs. Germany

Freelancing in Canada and freelancing in Germany are very different beasts. While I’ve just started freelancing in Germany this year, I freelanced in Canada for 2.5 years as a student. In both countries I operate(d) a sole proprietorship, which means I was working out of my own name. Tax numbers and other numbers Canada: Since
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Networking blind date!

I went to my blind-date business tax meeting the other day! Before I left, I realized that I had to get somewhat dressed up. Originally we were only planning to meet for coffee, in which case I would have just worn casual clothes. But since we were meeting at a fancy hotel restaurant, I figured it’s only respectful
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Speaking of taxes, is this a DATE?!?

This is going to be a different kind of entry. I’ve been learning a lot about taxes and how to efficiently run my freelancing business, and it’s been a big challenge for me. I was researching a tax issue and emailed a government department to ask some basic questions, and was very forthcoming about our
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