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Taxes for retired American expat in Egypt?

I'm not in Egypt currently; I'm just researching the implications of many possible countries. NO plans of working: my retirement income¹ is more than enough to live on in many countries. I've found ...
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Tax Class Change Returns in Germany

I have EU Blue Card and live in Germany. I married a few months ago and will apply for the family reunion visa since my wife not living in the EU. I know that I can't change my tax class from 1(single)...
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Do I have to own an offshore company to benefit from the “Residente não habitual” (NHR) tax exempt in Portugal?

I have never been to Portugal and would like to live there for some years. I have heard that for people like me (who's never been to Portugal before), there is a 10-year Tax Exempt for my non-Portugal ...
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Tax refund as a single in Germany

I am an expat working in Germany since a couple of years and now would like to submit my first tax refund (Steuererklärung). I have tried some websites but none of them has resulted as I expected (...
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US tax for Expats, where no double taxation treaty exists (Vietnam)?

This page states that: If you are a U.S. citizen or resident alien, the rules for filing income, estate, and gift tax returns and paying estimated tax are generally the same whether you are in the ...
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Tax implications for one spouse with UK tax residency and one with French

I know tax laws are country specific and in case of spouses living in two separate countries they may depend on the specific countries due to tax treaties so my question cannot be asked in all ...
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Taxation of a non resident-alien's passive income generated by interests and way of paying

If a non resident-alien happens to deposit a significantly big amount of money in a US bank (let's suppose NYC), buys an estate/asset, gains passive income with his bank account-related interests , ...
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Income personal tax reduction in Poland in SEZ

As i know there are SEZ (Special Economics Zones) in Poland. Is that true that personal income tax for employee works for IT company in SEZ Poland has not got 32% income tax but less 27-28%? I'm ...
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Tax calculation in Norway for married couple

How the taxes are calculated in Norway for married couple? If my monthly salary is 55,000 NOK and my spouse's monthly salary is 28,000 NOK, then a) Should we taxed together or separately? b) What ...
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Net salary calculation in the UK

I have a hard time trying to understand how net salary is calculated when you work in the UK. I have used this calculator to find out my net monthly salary based on the gross amount, and it just ...
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Expat moving out of the US filing tax return

I am a F-1 student living in the US, planning to move away from the country by the end of next year. As a student, I have a tax deduction per tax treaties for my income, and I want to claim this ...
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My salary in France is 2000 euros net. What is my salary in hand after all deductions?

I got a post-doc offer in France with a net salary 2000 euro. Which means social security contributions already deducted, right? What will be my salary after paying income tax? I am married and have ...
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J1 Tax Return Romania

I took part for the first time last summer (2017) in a work & travel program with a J1 visa . All went well, had a lot of fun, visited lots of places. As you all know,at this point in the year ...
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German Tax Refund declaring foreign source income

I moved to Germany on the 1st of July 2016 and started working immediately. Recently I did Steuererklärung and today I got a mail from Finanzamt that I need to declare my income for the period of 0.1....
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Previous company mis-calculated my taxes, Tax office now demands I pay

I was working in a company and moved to another company last March 2017. I already had a 30% ruling from my previous company. When HR in my new company tried to applied again for 30% ruling, Taxes ...
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Exemption for children in the USA: should I get an ITIN or a SSN for them?

I am a French citizen on a J1 visa in the USA, and recently became a resident alien. As such, I will be taxed. If I read correctly the IRS page, I can claim exemption for my wife and our two kids (all ...
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Capital gains on US property while living abroad

I'm a US citizen considering a move abroad, and feel like I'm seeing conflicting things about the tax treatment of capital gains. We're not sure the move would be permanent, so might not sell our ...
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Netherlands acquiring 30% ruling after two months of starting the job

I was accepted to work in a company in the Netherlands. I understood that there is 30% ruling new law, which is applied to people who have a master degree and under 30 years old. I'm 26 years old, ...
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Is the more you prove abroad income earnings the better you get a tax deduction or it's the opposite?

I worked for 8 months in France (as a contractor) where I get monthly fees (Tax free income based on a Tunisian-French tax treaty) in Euro and my monthly salary in Tunisia. I was able after ...
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Are relocation expenses tax deductible in Germany for an Italy-Germany transfer (for job purposes)?

I am an Italian citizen, currently living there, and I will relocate to Germany because of a job that requires relocation. I was wondering if the relocation expenses are tax deductible--and to which ...
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Paying own taxes as an Independent contractor in Scotland [closed]

I will be working as an independent short term contractor for the first time. The company I signed a contract with is a private language school and I will be tutoring one of their student , giving ...
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Does foreign earned, excluded income count as gross income for the filing requirement?

For a US citizen who qualifies for the foreign earned income exclusion, does income excluded in this way count towards gross income, as it relates to having to file an income tax return? I understand ...
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US employee on a multi year long business trip to China, but paid in the US. Do I get to claim Foreign Earned Income Exception?

I’ve been working in Shanghai, China for an American consulting company for the last year and a half. Because their Chinese studio is technically a Chinese company, I'm paid in RMB and I pay Chinese ...
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Tax deduction in Austria for travelling back home to Italy

I'm an Italian citizen living in Austria for work. I took my residence here but now one of my parents is disabled and I have to go back home every two weeks. It's very expensive and I would like to ...
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Is it possible to deduct language course expenses from taxes in Austria?

I am living in Austria and I am wondering whether it is possible to deduct the cost of a language course from taxes. I do not have sufficient German language ability to read the Austrian tax code in ...
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