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Retiring in UK, is my tax free Australian superannuation income taxed in UK?

I'm a dual UK/Australia citizen and seriously thinking of moving to UK permanently. I am 57 and when I turn 60 I will be able to get a tax free pension income or a lump sum from my Australian ...
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Reimburse of Social Taxes like Insurance , Pensions in Germany

I am a software engineer and If I worked for 5 years in Germany and have to move to my home country back , then can i get back the Social taxes (like pension, health insurance etc) which was deducted ...
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Settling Canadian Tax affairs as expat in Germany (Berlin)

On behalf of a pensioned Canadian friend living now in Berlin, Germany I have been asked to gather Informationen on how to deal with Canadian Tax affairs properly. Situation: retired with Canadian ...
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Transfering UK pension to AU super

I will be re-locating to the UK in the near future with the intention of returning to Australia after 3-4 years. If I make contributions toward a UK pension, will it be possible to transfer funds to ...
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Germany: Social Security contributions withdrawal rules

As I'm planning to move back to India, can you please clarify below the doubts I have about Social Security contributions withdrawal? Q1. I have been contributing to Social Security consistently ...
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I worked offshore in Norway, between 1978 and 1990. Will I be entitled to a Norwegian pension?

I worked offshore in Norway, between the years 1978 and 1980. Would I be entitled to be legible for a Norwegian pension?
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Voluntary top-up payments to German state pension

The first question, I guess, would be how many years payments minimum must one make in order to receive a German payment in retirement. I have a friend who worked as self employed for 6 or 7 years ...
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Does it make sense for foreign research assistants (HiWis) in German universities to voluntarily contribute to Rentenversicherung (pension scheme)?

I am about to sign a contract with the university that I'm currently studying in as a research assistant (HiWi). It seems that since the hours and salaries are below a legal standard, I am not ...
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Depositing a “not negotiable” Australian cheque in the US?

After working in Australia some time ago and moving back to the United States, I received a cheque from the Reserve Bank of Australia for my superannuation funds. Unfortunately, I'm having a problem ...
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UK Pensions for US citizens - is an IRS Form 8621 (PFIC) ever needed?

An American friend of mine, who's a permanent UK resident and currently sorting out their US tax return, has just come across a new term from FATCA - Passive Foreign Investment Company (PFIC). Via ...
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How to activate electronic signature of German 'Personalausweis' (while abroad)

I am living in the US but am a German citizen. Some years ago, I got a new 'Personalausweis' (German citizen ID card), with the new 'electronic signature function' (I chose 'yes' when asked). ...
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AOW Pension and UK State Pension Rights

I will reach state pension age in 2016 and have 35 qualifying years in the UK, so will receive a full pension. Between 1992 and 2005 I lived and worked in Holland, so have 13 years of contributions ...
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Moving from UK to Germany - Open pension account to later buy house [closed]

Hope the question isn't too convoluted, but here goes: We are moving to Germany, permanently, into full time employed roles - from the UK where we currently have our own business. To reduce my ...
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What can I do with my pension when leaving Norway?

I'm returning to Sri Lanka, after working in Norway for 2.5 years. Wondering what options I have in taking the pension accumulated.
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Canadian pension plan savings withdrawal upon leaving [closed]

I found a post on this forum that talked about Canadian pension funds being "withdrawable" See answer here : What happens to my saved Canadian pension funds when my SIN expires? I've been in Canada ...
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Having an Australian pension paid to me now that I live in the UK

I am a UK national. I worked in Australia for nearly five years and paid into an Australian pension scheme with MLC. I di have p[ermanent residency status but I believe that this has now expired due ...
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How pensions work for a French person working in Japan

After working for 4 years in France, I have been working for 6 years already in Japan (both as a full-time employee). How do pensions work in that case? Do years in France and years in Japan get ...
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What is more beneficial continue with the voluntary AOW pension scheme in the Netherlands or invest in a local (Belgian) commercial pension fund? [closed]

This year I have quitted my job in the Netherlands. Since I have been living in Belgium for almost a decade, I will start loosing 2% per year from the final AOW pension. I can voluntarily continue ...
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Is pensioner immigrant from EEA eligible for Housing Benefit in the UK?

If someone gets state pension from an EEA country (Hungary) and they move to the UK (Glasgow, Scotland), are they eligible for Housing Benefit? My mother is considering moving here, but I haven't ...
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Transfer pension from UK to Germany

I have just moved to Berlin, Germany, due to my work and at the past I have been working in the UK for 2 years. There seem to be ignorance about this topic from the people that I have asked, so here ...
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What to do in relation to pension funds when leaving Canada?

A Canadian friend of mine, who lived all his life in Canada, is about to permanently move to the European Union. What would happen with his Canadian pension if he decides to stay in Europe?
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Reclaiming Social Security Money from EU when relocating?

As an Indian national residing in Spain for 6 years, I have been paying a lot towards Social Security (health, unemployment & pension). Now am deciding to resettle in India forgoing any future ...
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Transferring Australian superannuation to United Kingdom (for Australian citizen)

I am an Australian citizen now permanently resident in the UK, while I lived and worked in Australia my employers contributed to my superannuation fund. A) Is it possible to transfer my ...
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What would happen with my pension if I leave Europe and never return?

I have pensions in Norway and the UK. I was told that it is possible to transfer the funds between European countries. But what would happen if I leave Europe and never return?
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What to do in relation to pension funds when leaving Norway?

I used to work in Norway, but have recently moved to the UK. Is there anything I need to do in relation to my pension funds in Norway? What will happen with my pension funds if I never go back to ...
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What happens to my saved Canadian pension funds when my SIN expires?

The Canadian Social Insurance Number (SIN) is used, among others, by the Canadian Pensions Plan (CPP). My social insurance number is a temporary one, as I am a temporary resident of Canada (work ...
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Are there any private pensions, life annuities, or similar, suitable for people working in many different countries throughout their lives?

In many countries, there exist excellent private and public pension funds. However, those are often designed on the assumption that people will work with the same employer for decades, and certainly ...