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J1 Visa: Am I allowed to make money in a foreign country?

I am an Indian citizen, currently in my third year of J-1 visa working full-time here in the US. One of the European university labs that I collaborate with proposed to me that it would like to pay me ...
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Non-resident UK citizen unclear about residency and income tax

I am an Australian-born UK citizen by descent, through my mother. I will be moving to the UK in March but working for an Australian company for at least six months. The uk gov website says that I am ...
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In my tax declaration, must I include an offset mortgage account where my savings offset a mortgage in the UK?

I have a UK Mortgage (let's say outstanding mortgage is £200,000) and an 'offset' savings account of the same amount (also £200,000). As it is an offset account, I don't earn any interest on my ...
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Japanese taxes for American living in Japan, working for American company?

I'm an American that's been living in Japan for the past 2 1/2 years, and I work for an American company (small startup). I receive my income via a US bank account, after paying income tax. However, I'...
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If I’m a dual-citizen working for an American company while living in France, where do I pay taxes?

Planning a move soon and I am trying to figure out the minutiae. Technically I’m a citizen of another Schengen country, not France. I believe I read that the US will count a certain level of income ...
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Paying tax in Netherlands whilst employed by UK employer

I work 4 days a week for a UK based employer, without a Dutch subsidiary. I want to be based in the Netherlands. As far as the actual work is concerned, I can do this, as all is online. Presumably I ...
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self-employed “Highly skilled migrant” in Netherlands

I am an expat, non-EU citizen working for a Dutch company in Netherlands under "Highly skilled migrant" residence permit for over 3 years now. I want to change my job, but the company is US ...
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Working from home in Switzerland for a UK company without becoming a swiss 'resident'?

I am a Swiss citizen and have been in the UK for two years. I am now working from home for my company for the forseeable future. I would like to continue to work for my current employer but from ...
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What would be the best way to work for a foreign company while living in Germany?

I am portuguese. My girlfriend, who is also portuguese, got a job offer in Germany. My current (portuguese) employers are open to the idea of me moving to Germany with her and working remotely. ...
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Taxes for EU/EEA/CH working for a few days in another member country

I'm an EU/EEA/CH living and working in another country in the block, with a local contract for a local company. Due to the covid situation I am allowed to work remotely for as much as I want as long ...
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Working remotely for a company in another country (EU, Switzerland or Norway) while staying in my country (France)

I'm a French citizen living and working in France. I've been doing mostly remote work since March (due to covid-19) and I'm potentially looking for another job, I've seen a couple job offers for 100% ...
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Does a student with no income need to perform tax declaration in Germany after moving from France? [closed]

I am a student moving from France to Germany. I am a non-EU national. I moved to Germany this September and I received a tax identification number (Steuer-Identifikationsnummer). As a student with no ...
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India and US tax agreement?

India taxes non-residents on income earned from within India. Imagine some Indian in the US, if they have an India-sourced income, will it be taxed twice (in the US and India)? Is there any tax ...
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UK US tax treaty J1 visa Article 20: Do researchers count as “professors or teachers”?

I'm in the US doing research, and from the UK. I'd like to claim the UK-US tax exemption. I think that I am eligble, as my role is completely research based. However my HR department isn't sure as I'm ...
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How does the Spanish Tax Agency view US S-Corporation income?

Given the following hypothetical situation: I have an S-Corp in the US which generates 300K USD annually I am a US citizen I am an EU citizen and reside in Spain I invoice the US S-Corp for 50K EUR ...
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How can I dispute the seemingly innacurate claim of Finanzamt?

I'm a resident of Germany (Bavaria) and I’ve submitted my taxes via smartsteuer for three years. Smartsteuer warned me that for the last two I need to pay to Finanzamt a specific amount of money (...
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US tax on foreign pensions?

My parents are government doctors and they are going to naturalize as US citizens soon (I am a US citizen and have plans to sponsor them soon, but in the long term, we have plans to live in Vietnam, ...
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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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Working remotely from Germany for UK company

I am from Brazil and I am currently studying in Germany. I would like to know how would the situation be, if I would work for a UK based company as a contractor. My current german visa is a study visa,...
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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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German Citizen, working for US company, moving to Germany from the US

My partner and children are dual citizens in the US and Germany- all have their German and American passports. I am currently SAHM and don't need to worry about employment at this time. We are ...
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Does being an independent contractor count as a mini-job?

I have a work permit and a full time job in Germany. I now want to have a mini-job on the side (450€/month). I received a contract from another company, working ~5h/week, which does not exceed 450€ ...
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Should a US dual-citizen with no ties in the US submit form 2555 with “bona fide” or “physical presence” test?

Form 2555 can be submitted with either "Bona Fide Residence Test" or "Physical Presence Test". Which option should be chosen by a dual-citizen who never had any ties in the US?
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I left Germany. Do I need to send a tax return?

Here is my situation: I lived in Germany from 2018 to 2020. I did my tax return in 2019 for 2018. I left Germany in March 2020. Some details: I do not have a spouse or dependent. I only had 1 ...
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What is the US foreign tax identifying number (TIN) for Israelis?

I'm an Israeli citizen. I need to fill this form regarding some potential income from a US entity (It's the W-8BEN form, "Certificate of foreign status of beneficial owner etc."). On this ...
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Is it possible to have two jobs: live and work in Spain with Worker visa and work as a consultant for an Irish company remotely?

I live and work in Spain with Highly Skilled Worker Visa, more than a year. 1- My question is, can I also work as a consultant(maximum 6-months) for a foreign company abroad(Ireland)? I mean keep both ...
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Can I be tax-free for ten years as a non-habitual resident (NHR) in Portuguese territory?

My Portuguese is not very good, and the English versions of this document have gone 404.  It seems to say that pensions from U.S. companies would not be taxed if they meet the requirements of foreign ...
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Is it necessary to fill in a French tax return for 2019 if I was not paid for my work until 2020?

I began work in France in December 2019. However, I did not receive any pay for my work until January - I instead received double pay in January. Am I required to pay tax (for the tax year 2019) for ...
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What types of foreign income, if any, are taxed in Croatia for people with temporary residence permits?

If we move to Croatia and obtain temporary residence permits (the "renewed annually" type), we would potentially have one of these types of income: Rental income from our house in the U.S. Standard ...
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Filing German tax refund 2019 from abroad

I worked in Germany for the entire 2019 and now I have moved to the UK. I need to file for the tax refund for the year 2019. Can someone answer the following questions for me: I do not have a ...
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Taxation over income abroad

I recently found out that every country in the world taxes its own residents, not only over the income gained in their territory, but worldwide as well, whilst I used to believe that taxes are imposed ...
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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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Living and settling in the UK after Brexit and living out of bank interests only

If an EU citizen wants to buy a house in the UK after the transition period, settle there, open a bank account and transfer a huge amount of money there and live out of interests only afterwards, can ...
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Moving from France to UK - taxes and bank

During the second half of 2019 I've moved away from France to UK for work (I'm not French, I was living there for ~4 years). I'm currently in the process of filling the tax declaration for 2019 Tax ...
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Obligations of Canadian university hiring remote California worker?

Asking for a friend. A Canadian university wants to hire me as a remote employee. I'll be working in Los Angeles. My annual salary is $60000 in 2020, and would be more in 2021. Which of these things ...
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Tax on US income for work days spent in India

I moved to US in May 2019 on a work visa. I am a resident in US and non-resident in India for the respective tax periods. I spent 3 weeks working in India in Dec 2019. My salary was still generated ...
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Legality of working remotly and paying tax in home country while being student in Malaysia

Is working remotely full-time for a remote company in your home country, getting paid and paying tax in your home country while being under full-time student visa in Malaysia legal from both: ...
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Declaring a yearly bonus in Germany

I have been working for a year in Germany as an EU national, last January I was paid a yearly bonus in brutto corresponding to the previous fiscal year. I wonder whether should I declare that bonus ...
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Legality of working online for a Canadian company as a Canadian citizen living in the US

I am a Canadian citizen living in the United States. I do not have a visa to work here, I am here on an H4 visa, which is the spouse visa for my husband's H4 work visa. I would like to be able to ...
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Change family status in Germany without visiting Kreisverwaltungsreferat

I've divorced not that long ago and now, being a Germany resident I need to change my tax status - for that I need to change my family status first (I'm living with my son from first marriage). I've ...
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J1 visa tax exemption: does 2 months as camp counselor affect exemption period?

an answer would be great but pointers to information would also be greatly appreciated: I'm from the UK currently in the US on a J1 visa doing research. Roughly 10 years ago I was in the US on a J1 ...
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Working self-employeed for US company in South Korea

I have been recently given the chance to work remotely from another location for my US company (I currently reside in USA). Checking the options I have: I am EU citizen and married to a Korean woman,...
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Get J1 visa after not filing tax return on previous J1 visa

In the summer of 2018 I did an internship in the US on a J1 visa. I didn't realise I needed to file my tax returns with the IRS. I don't owe them any money though because of a tax treaty with the UK. ...
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US tax refund: declaring income from selling assets

I have been living in the US for 2 years under a visa and last year I had a car accident and fortunately there were no physical injuries on both sides, but I had to sell my car. I received some amount ...
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what are the tax implications of surrendering a USA green card

I have been a legal permanent resident of the USA for over 30 years and now plan to live in Europe and surrender my green card. What are the tax implications of becoming a non-resident alien on ...
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Is there any tax for daily allowance (remuneration) in Austria?

Soon I will be working as a postdoctoral researcher in Vienna for 4 months. I will be paid in the form of daily allowance (remuneration), 75 euros per day. According to the contract, I am "expected to ...
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Can one get tax credit or deduction if they pay for the relative's university education?

I'm going to pay for my brother's university tuition next year. He will study in a German university. I am working in Germany. Am I allowed to file the tuition as tax return for myself?
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Green Card Holder Married to USA Citizen

I am a green card holder and I just got married to a US citizen. We got married out of the US. Do we have to submit any particular documentation since we are planning to file taxes together? My ...
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German/American Citizen tax liability after moving to Germany

I am currently living in the US, and planning on moving to Germany soon for personal reasons. I am currently happily working remotely as a contractor for an American company. What does this mean for ...
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Can one file German tax returns twice for the same year?

Recently I found out you can file for tax returns on paid university tuition. I studied in a private German University. 2018 was my first working year in Germany. When I filed for the tax returns (...

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