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Thanks for your reply.
Since I am working in UK as an employee, I am paying taxes in UK. I will have no income in Germany except for Kindergeld.
However I understand, if I continue to be registered in Germany, I will have to file annual Tax returns in Germany as well (showing my UK income and perhaps Kindergeld as well). Is that correct? So does this make me eligible for Kindergeld?
I am not sure if you got my reply. So here is again:
"Thanks for your reply.
Thanks Claudia. Does this mean that I must unregister my German residence as I am living for more than 180 days outside Germany. Is it a legal requirement?
I am not very inclined to do this as I still consider Germany as my home and plan to come back to Germany at some point.
Also one more point, I am not eligible to claim child benefits from UK due to new UK laws for child benefits based on salary. Does this change the equation in any way?
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