Master list: Accountancy

updated on 17. January 2023 5 minutes reading time
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Want accounting and taxation in Germany explained to you in plain English? You’ve come to the right place! From tax optimisation strategies for your company to a primer in EOFY accounting, get your German business education here. All the articles have been categorised (see the contents below) and linked for ease of navigation.

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Contents

 

Accounting regulations

Accounting for a UG: How to do it yourself
An overview of taxes for sole proprietorships (Einzelunternehmen)
Jahresabschluss: Creating the German equivalent of an annual financial statementw
EÜR: Everything you need to know about the Einnahmenüberschussrechnung
Jahresabschluss Checklist: How to manage your first annual accounts
Lohnsteuer: Get to know all about wage tax in Germany
Size classes according to the German Commercial Code (HGB): Rights and obligations for limited liability companies
What’s tax deductible for a self-employed person in Germany?
What is a BWA and how should my company use it?
Double entry bookkeeping for entrepreneurs: An introduction

 

Einzelunternehmen (sole proprietorships etc)

An overview of taxes for sole proprietorships (Einzelunternehmen)
EÜR: Everything you need to know about the Einnahmenüberschussrechnung
Steuern: How much in tax do you pay as a self-employed person in Germany?

 

EOFY accounting for corporations (Jahresabschluss)

Creating a Jahresabschluss (the German equivalent of an annual financial statement): What you need to know
Jahresabschluss Checklist: How to manage your first annual accounts

 

EÜR accounting for unincorporated businesses

An overview of taxes for sole proprietorships (Einzelunternehmen)
EÜR: Everything you need to know about the Einnahmenüberschussrechnung

 

Holding companies

Optimising taxes with holding structures in Germany: How it works

 

Payroll (Lohn- und Gehaltsabrechnung)

Lohnsteuer: Get to know all about wage tax in Germany

 

Tax (Steuern)

An overview of taxes for sole proprietorships (Einzelunternehmen)
EÜR: Everything you need to know about the Einnahmenüberschussrechnung
Lohnsteuer: Get to know all about wage tax in Germany
Optimising taxes with holding structures in Germany: How it works 
Steuern: How much in tax do you pay as a self-employed person in Germany?
What’s tax deductible for a self-employed person in Germany?
Company taxation in Germany: A breakdown of taxes by legal form
One-Stop-Shop (OSS): What you need to know
Vorsteuerabzug: The input tax deduction simply explained

 

Tax optimisation

Optimising taxes with holding structures in Germany: How it works
Steuern: How much in tax do you pay as a self-employed person in Germany?
What’s tax deductible for a self-employed person in Germany?

 

Corporations (UG, GmbH)

Accounting

Accounting for a UG: How to do it yourself
Bookkeeping for GmbHs in Germany: Do it yourself or get a tax adviser?
Double entry bookkeeping for entrepreneurs: An introduction
Creating a Jahresabschluss (the German equivalent of an annual financial statement): What you need to know
Jahresabschluss Checklist: How to manage your first annual accounts

Taxes

Lohnsteuer: Get to know all about wage tax in Germany
Optimising taxes with holding structures in Germany: How it works
Steuern: How much in tax do you pay as a self-employed person in Germany? 
What’s tax deductible for a self-employed person in Germany?

 Size classes

Size classes according to the German Commercial Code (HGB): Rights and obligations for limited liability companies

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