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I need some advice please.

If I would like to set up an Etsy (an online store) shop to sell handmade crafts, etc do I need to register this as a small business in Germany? I am not German, but am in possession of a Residence Permit as I am living with my German Spouse. Would I need to have a work permit for an online shop and how does tax work in this situation.

Thanks in advance for any advice on this.
 

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If you have a German spouse you are entitled to a work - it should say so on your Aufenhaltserlaubnis, no?

As for the rest of it, god knows, but at minimum you may need to set up a tax number and collect Mehrwertsteuer at some point. Best to go see the Finanzamt, or a Steuerberater.
 

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If you are not familiar with German business and tax regulations, you are very well advised to get a good accountant and tax adviser - he will save you much less in hazzle than his fees cost you!
 
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