Germany - translation + teaching - Rentenversicherung
Thread poster: Louise Mawbey

Louise Mawbey  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 07:52
German to English
Feb 21, 2005

I work as a freelance translator in Germany. As I am freelance I am not obliged to pay into the German state pension scheme and so I have my own private pension policy.

As I am actually a trained teacher my son's school have asked me if I would be interested in supply teaching. They usually employ supply teachers on a 400 EUR per month basis, freeing them from the need to pay into the pension scheme. However I have heard that all teachers who earn over this 400 eur have to pay 19.5% of their earnings into the state scheme (other freelancers do not have to do this).
With my translation work and teaching work together I would earn more than 400 eur althought the teaching part would be less than 400 euros. Does this mean that I would have to pay this 19.5% or not?

Does anybody have any experience with this? All help would be gratefully received.


 

Steffen Walter  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 07:52
Member (2002)
English to German
+ ...
Post in German forum as well? Feb 21, 2005

Hi Louise,

Perhaps it might be a good idea to post this in the German forum as well since this issue is very specific to Germany.

My 2 cents worth,

Steffen


 

Louise Mawbey  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 07:52
German to English
TOPIC STARTER
A good idea Feb 22, 2005

Thanks, Steffen, I think that's a good idea. Just means letting everyone know how bad my written German is though!!

 

AnnikaLight  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 07:52
English to German
This site might help... Feb 23, 2005

Hi Louise,

Check out this site: http://www.erwin-denzler.de/sv-dozenten/

Hope this helpsicon_smile.gif

Annika


 

Caroline Brügge
Germany
Local time: 07:52
German to English
Bundesversicherungsanstalt Tel. No. Feb 24, 2005

I rang up the "Bundesvericherungsanstalt für Angestellte" because I was thinking of teaching English and they told me that the 19,5 % applies to the money earnt by teaching.
You can ring them up on their service telephone: 08003331919.
Hope this helps!

Caroline


 

Louise Mawbey  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 07:52
German to English
TOPIC STARTER
400 Basis Feb 25, 2005

Thanks everyone for your input.

I later found out that the teaching work would be on the "400 EUR basis" and not freelance. The IHK told me that as a freelancer you are allowed to take on one 400 EUR job without having to pay into the social security system, so that's solved the problem for me. I hope that you, Caroline, can somehow get round the 19.5% too.


 


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