Taxes in Germany

Modul 2: Working Conditions

22.06.2023 | 10:00 - 11:30 am
Online via Zoom

with Felix Sodemann (Touring Artists)

In this workshop we will dive deep into the world of taxation of performing artists in Germany. First, we will deal with status issues: When do artists have to be employed, when can they be self-employed? Then you will learn how income tax works for employees and self-employed, with a special focus on "hybrid" workers who regularly work in both statuses at the same time. For the self-employed, there is an overview of sales tax in Germany, including information on possible exemptions (such as the small business regulation). At the end, there is an outlook on what you need to know regarding international taxation when it comes to activities abroad.

10:00 - 11:00 Taxes in Germany (lecture) [recording for our digital knowledge and learning platform]
11:00 - 11:30 Q&A session for participants [no recording]

The event will be held in English. Questions can also be asked in German.

Please register by email to
Registration deadline: 21.06.2023

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Felix Sodemann
coordinates the projects Touring Artists and the Theaterpreis des Bundes. Raised in Rheinland, he landed in Berlin after living in Tübingen and Turkey and studying German and Literature. In addition to his work at the ITI, he is active as a freelance theater and film maker and translator.

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