I'm going to visit Berlin Pankow Finanzamt to apply for Tax ID as a Freelancer, so at the moment I'm filling the form "Fragebogen zur steuerlichen Erfassung".
There are two important lines asking for "Ausgeübter Beruf" and the other "Art der Tätigkeit (genaue Bezeichnung des Gewerbezweiges)",
- I did lots of research and it seems that IT Consultant will count as a trader and not a freelancer. Is that so?
The specific positions which I have worked so far, and will freelance will be "[Senior] Network [Security] Engineer" and "[Senior] Network [Security] Consultant".
- What do you suggest to fill in these field?
- And how should I be careful when invoicing my customer in terms of Service Descriptions?