Legal In Germany?

Business By jennicita Updated 8 Aug 2017 , 11:41am by Erjia2001

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jennicita Posted 24 Sep 2008 , 7:12am
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Hi everybody! I'm pretty much a lurker and a beginner but have started thinking more and more about selling cakes on the side just to get more practice, have a little fun and try out some new things. Problem is I'm in Germany. I just talked to someone at the local city hall, though, and was told all I have to do is register a business (â¬40) and keep track of everything for taxes. As long as I don't earn over a certain amount through this (â¬18000 a year, which will not be happening), I don't have to worry about the 'trade tax' which larger companies need to pay. The health department might do a spot check from time to time but I don't have to have any special equipment or anything! Can it possibly be this easy? Is anybody else out there legal in Germany? Am I missing something?

I'm excited that this might turn out to be much easier than I ever expected - and that in a country that is known for overregulation of so many things. Do any of you have any experience you could share?



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Erjia2001 Posted 8 Aug 2017 , 11:41am
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Dear Jenny,

just saw your post , I'm wondering if you already found the answer yet since I'm having the same situation here in Germany , I would like to sell my cakes or cupcakes legal here as a side job , do you have any idea what to do ? Thanks !


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