I've lived and worked in Germany for a couple of years, but recently I got an opportunity in another country out of the EU. I decided to pursue it and assess if it's for me; therefore, I didn't want to burn any bridges, so I haven't done my abmeldung/de-registeration yet. I moved approx. 4 months ago. Now that I'm certain that I'll be living in the new country for the foreseable future, I've decided to de-register myself in Germany and stop paying health insurance and rent.
My questions are:
- How long does the de-register process take online considering the travel restrictions due to Covid?
- Since I've not moved any money earned and taxed here in the new country to my German bank account, do I need to pay taxes in Germany?
- Do I need to file for taxes in Germany?
- What other things should I be aware of for de-registration and anything that follows?