Guides about Germany

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How VAT works in Germany How VAT works

A guide to the value-added tax (VAT) for German freelancers and businesses.

How to change your address in Germany How to change your address

When you move into a new apartment, you must change your official address. It's not automatic. This guide shows you how to do it.

How to take a sabbatical in Germany How to take a sabbatical

This guide shows you how to take a long vacation in Germany, also known as a sabbatical.

How to take sick days in Germany How to take sick days

What happens when you get sick in Germany. How to take sick days, when to get a sick note from the doctor, and who pays your salary while you recover.

How to take vacations in Germany How to take vacations

This guides show you how to take vacation days work in Germany. It explains your rights as an employee.

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Cost of living in Berlin, and Germany Cost of living

How much does it cost to live in Berlin? Is your salary enough to live there? This is how you can make a budget and find the answer.

How to find your German tax ID, tax number or VAT number Your tax ID, tax number and VAT number

A brief guide to obtaining or finding your tax identification number in Germany

Having a dog in Germany Having a dog in Germany

If you want to adopt a dog in Berlin or Germany, these are the things you must know.

How to register a dog in Berlin (Hundesteuer, Hunderegister) How to register a dog

In Berlin, your dog must be registered for dog tax (Hundesteuer), add your dog to the dog registry (Hunderegister), and how to register a dangerous breed at the Ordnungsamt.

How to choose car insurance in Germany Car insurance

An introduction to auto insurance (Kfz-Versicherung) in Germany. It explains the types of insurance there are, what they cover, and how to choose one.