Seymour Gris: The to go cup tax

There's a lot going on in the world today. But that doesn't mean there's no time to act local. Disposable coffee cups create an absurd amount of waste and the Berlin parliament plans to do something about it. more

Feb 3, 2016 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog 7 Comments

This month marks the one-year anniversary of Germany's minimum wage, but plenty of Berlin restaurants still aren't paying workers the legal €8.50/hour, at least on paper. How do they get away with it? And why might it actually be a good thing? more

Jan 19, 2016 12:00 PM Zeitgeist

Seymour Gris: Germany's greedy churches

Were you baptised? If so, beware... you might owe hundreds of euros in church tax without knowing it. Take heed from the strange case of Thomas Bores, says Gris. more

Mar 17, 2015 12:30 PM The Berlin Blog 5 Comments

Konrad Werner: Legal tax-dodging is a lot worse

Everyone hates rich people, so why don't we hate rich companies? more

Mar 10, 2014 10:30 AM The Berlin Blog 1 Comments

Seymour Gris: Killing off the Creative Class

A new "freelancer tax" will surely be the death knell of many a one-man or woman start-up in Berlin. more

May 14, 2012 2:00 PM The Berlin Blog 6 Comments

Tax deadline is creeping up on us. And for the 2011 return, it may be May 31, but if you aren't thinking about it by now, you should. We have a few tips for those of you not so familiar with Germany's tax-appeal (and non-appeal). more

May 2, 2012 4:00 PM Zeitgeist 17 Comments

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