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Maddening Monday - April 14, 2008

AW. Yep - it's the day before Tax Day. Hopefully most of us have done our taxes and gotten our refunds . . . but if you owe - Sorry, it's time to bite the bullet and write the check out to Uncle Sam!

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As to taxes, in our case, file an extension.
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Morning, Clappy.

Does Germany have an income tax like the USA? Do you have to file a record of your income, expenses, taxes paid and all the stuff that we do?



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Morning, Clappy.

Does Germany have an income tax like the USA? Do you have to file a record of your income, expenses, taxes paid and all the stuff that we do?
Yep, I did it a 2 weeks ago... wonder if I will get something back... got 2 different jobs with 2 different salary, didn't work for 3 weeks in between those 2 jobs... put some invoice from when I moved to Berlin and the invoice from the German classes I had last year... would be great to get a little something

Already got around 250$ from Canada, had something I think is equivalent to your 401k (RRSP), I took it (paid some taxes on it) and now I get the taxes back because it was not big enough income to be taxed on. I will put it here in a savings account with some more money every month.

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Speaking of retirement accounts. We may get a great salary here, but our retirement system is teh suck! I got my statement the other day, and it only shows an annual interest growth of 1.97%

I can make more than that putting that money into a passbook savings account!!
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Speaking of retirement accounts. We may get a great salary here, but our retirement system is teh suck! I got my statement the other day, and it only shows an annual interest growth of 1.97%

I can make more than that putting that money into a passbook savings account!!
Wow that's not a lot

I need to take an appointment with somebody at the bank, I don't know what kind of savings account they have here, see what are the options.

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Speaking of retirement accounts. We may get a great salary here, but our retirement system is teh suck! I got my statement the other day, and it only shows an annual interest growth of 1.97%

I can make more than that putting that money into a passbook savings account!!
Is that a 401K or a pension account?

My 401 K is reflecting the economy (can you say recession?).



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No, John this is the state public employees fund. I know that the state makes more interest than that on their investments, so I don't know why more of the fund growth doesn't go back to the individual account holders.

All they do is have a bunch of seminars every year that tells us that we need to save more. Yeah, no shit.

All I know is that Wyoming's public employee retirement fund sucks.
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Speaking of retirement accounts. We may get a great salary here, but our retirement system is teh suck! I got my statement the other day, and it only shows an annual interest growth of 1.97%

I can make more than that putting that money into a passbook savings account!!
Maybe but I have my doubts. The kids have one and it has drawn less than a percent for several years now.

I had several T-bills at one time and I looked into them a few years ago only to see they were paying a bit less than 2% . Back when I actually owned several, I thing the average bid I got them at was typically 5.5 - 5.75 percent. It seems like piracy these days to loan the government money or a bank (so they can lend it out) at they rates they offer. Imagine loaning the government $10,000 in the form of a T-bill and earning less than $200 after an entire year!





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Yep, I did it a 2 weeks ago... wonder if I will get something back... got 2 different jobs with 2 different salary, didn't work for 3 weeks in between those 2 jobs... put some invoice from when I moved to Berlin and the invoice from the German classes I had last year... would be great to get a little something

Already got around 250$ from Canada, had something I think is equivalent to your 401k (RRSP), I took it (paid some taxes on it) and now I get the taxes back because it was not big enough income to be taxed on. I will put it here in a savings account with some more money every month.

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And, tell them about THIS in Germany: V.A.T.





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And, tell them about THIS in Germany: V.A.T.
What do you mean ??

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What do you mean ??
Isn't it up to 14% now? What's the word? Mehr "vetch" teuer? (kind of a phonetic attempt)





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