Information about social security contributions and taxes

Social security contributions

For visiting scientists the grant is free of contributions to the social security system in Germany. As HITS is not responsible, the visiting scientist himself/herself has to obtain health insurance, preferably in advance.

There is a good offer from DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) for visiting scientists: Tariff 790. You can apply for it here (registration has to be made in German, thereafter you can choose a language).

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Whether taxes have to be paid in Gemany has to be checked individually.
It may be the case that taxes are due in your home country.

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