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Questions tagged [taxes]

For questions about the various taxes you have to pay in both your home and host country

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Moving to Germany to take up two jobs, but will need two homes. I've heard the costs for the second home may be tax-deductible. Under what conditions?

Consider the situation in Can I register a Nebenwohnung before I have a Hauptwohnung?: Suppose that married persons X and Y are moving to Germany. They will share a Hauptwohnung (primary residence) ...
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Reimbursement for municipal and water taxes when leaving mid-year?

Alas, I've left the Netherlands... Tot ziens, mijn mooie thuis weg van huis... Now, I was living in Amsterdam, I left in mid-year (June), after having paid the full year's municipal taxes (WOZ-...
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Do I have to pay customs duty if my family ships a Mac to me in China?

I want to buy a Mac but found that the credit card is not available in Chinese Apple Stores, where I'm in right now. So I consider asking my mother buying and shipping it to China (another reason is ...
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Pros and cons of working in Singapore as a US Green Card holder vs US citizen

I am a Malaysian currently living and working in the US with a green card issued in 2016. I am thinking of relocating to Singapore and finding a job there. What are the pros and cons being a US green ...
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Japan 2-year income tax exemption for teachers/researchers for US national but non-resident

The tax treaty between Japan and US states that US nationals in research and teaching professions are exempt from paying income tax for their first two years working in Japan (and vice-versa). Article ...
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Non-EU (Indian) citizen living in the Netherlands and working in Belgium

My wife has been working and living in the Netherlands for the last 8 months; is an Indian citizen; has a residence (and work) permit for the Netherlands. while I myself have been working and ...
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Opening a company in Macedonia and selling goods to the EU

I want to move to Macedonia and - as I'm an IT expert/musician - I'm planning to sell my software and music from Macedonia to EU buyer's location. My question is: what VAT would apply for selling ...
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Benefit in kind tax Netherlands

I have a job offer from the Netherlands where the employee benefits include private health insurance, subsidised commuting costs, work mobile phone, relocation costs and initial one-month housing. ...
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Do I have to wait for ITIN for H4 spouse?

I hold an H1B visa and my wife just moved to California as an H4 dependent. I have applied for ITIN along with filing my federal taxes. How do I file my California State taxes? Should I wait for her ...
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Where do I pay taxes if I live overseas and get paid in a foreign currency?

I've been traveling the world on a Working Holiday visa, moving every 6 months or 1 year. I'm Italian. I now moved to Canada, first as a tourist, and recently I got a working holiday visa, for a total ...
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US Citizen with French residency and with a French auto-entrepreneurship. How do I do taxes?

Here's my situation: My family moved to France when I was 14 in 2011. I have a French residency card (titre de séjour) which allows me to work. I have a freelance translation business registered under ...
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Church tax back payment when leaving

I've started working in Germany two years ago. During the anmeldung I declared that I don't belong to any religious organization. I am an atheist, but I was baptized in Poland. I thought that saying ...
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Is it permitted to work as a freelancer on Upwork while studying in Germany?

Next April I am going to start a master program in Germany living on a student visa. Currently I am working as a freelancer on Upwork. I know that in Germany it is not permitted for people on student ...
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Does remote work from the Netherlands get 30% ruling?

I am working and staying with my wife in the Netherlands. I am thinking of getting a remote job offer. I have a 30% ruling at my current job. Is it possible to enjoy a 30% ruling for remote work too?
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Why is a French bank asking me to fill out a W-9 form?

I'm a dual citizen, US and French. I'm working for a French company in France, and paying French taxes. Why is my French bank requesting me to fill out W-9 form?
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Taxes working remotely from Portugal or Spain for an Irish company

The Irish company I work for offered me to work remotely 100%. I think it would be a good idea to move and work in a place with better weather and cheaper life. I am mainly considering Spain and ...
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US citizen working for US company in Germany

I am a US citizen and have been offered a job by a company in the US. However, they want to give me a US contract and assign me to work at the parent company office space in Germany. So I will be ...
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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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Can I e-File tax returns while being on F-1 OPT?

Can I e-File tax returns while being on F-1 OPT? Also, which form can I file? 1040NR or 1040NR EZ? The IRS simply says Nonresident Aliens file Form 1040NR or 1040NR-EZ. Does this mean I have to file ...
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I'm being charged with the Kirchensteuer after 4 month of apply the Kirchenaustritt

I've been working in Germany since September 14, 2017. I was informed about the Kichensteuer (Church tax) a few days after arriving. Then I had to get my Kirchenaustritt that declares that I'm leaving ...
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I am a dual US citizen living in Turkey with foreign rental income. How should I file my tax return for 2017?

I have lived in Turkey for the past 13 years. I'm a citizen of both the US and Turkey, and I have only gained foreign rental income while living here. My husband is a non-resident alien and we are in ...
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Malta - how to achieve 0% taxation?

Let's say I'm an EU citizen, I move to Malta, rent an apartment in Valletta and stay there 183 days in a fiscal year, therefore I have a residency there. I don't work, only live on my savings and ...
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Digital nomad - capital gains treatment

I am planning to be a digital nomad. I understand that most income is taxed at source, so employment will be taxed based on contract, rental income where the property is located, etc. The one area I ...
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How much tax will I pay in France on 20,000 euros per year?

I am having a difficult time understanding how much money I will have left over after all income taxes, social security, etc., etc. The job is in Rillieux-la-Pape outside of Lyon where unfurnished ...
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Expatriate leaving France: Who should I notify (taxes/etc) that I'm moving out?

I'm from Brazil and I was living in France from July 2016 until January 2018. I was working in the private sector with a titre de séjour, and now I just moved to Germany. So ideally everything needs ...
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Are any Service Canada offices in Vancouver open during the weekend/evenings?

I need to apply for a Canadian Social Security Number, for which I need to visit a Service Canada office in person. Unfortunately from what I can find on their website all of their offices are open 8:...
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Worked from France for the last 6 months for US clients without paying French taxes. What should I do now?

I need some advice, or a good recommendation for a tax expert. I've been living on with my PACSée in France on a carte de séjour vie privée/familiale for the last 6 months and have continued my full-...
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How do I leave the Spanish tax system?

I will be living in Spain for a year or so, but will then relocate to Andorra. Are there any issues with leaving the Spanish tax system and what is the procedure and timing? I am delaying a number of ...
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EU Blue Card - Working for a German company while living outside of EU

I have had an EU Blue Card for a couple of years and was working as an employee for a German company while living in Germany during that time. At the moment, I'm interested to move out of Germany to ...
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How are saving accounts taxed in The Netherlands?

When inheritance money that was already taxed in the country of origin is credited into my Netherlands savings account, do I have to pay taxes on just what is earned by interest, or would I also be ...
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Must I get an ITIN for a US W-8BEN form?

I am a J2 Dependent visa living in US for one year. My wife is studying at University (she has a J1). I receive a W-8BEN form from the bank because they are withholding interest on my bank account....
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Tax status when doing micro job in Germany [closed]

I'm working in Germany and I do have a Tax Number. Recently I found a mobile app that allows me to do small jobs (for a couple of EUR) by making pictures of things that are of interest for the client....
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Self-employment solution moving from Canada to Austria

I am going to be moving from Canada to Austria next spring. I hold both an EU citizenship and a Canadian citizenship. I currently operate as a sole proprietor in Canada. One of my clients wants to ...
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Do Italians doing a PhD in the UK have to sign up for AIRE?

I did my undergrad and Master's in the UK and, as a student, never had to worry about the AIRE registry. I am still a student in the UK, but this time I am receiving a tax-free scholarship for my PhD. ...
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Elected to be treated as a resident for income tax purposes: W-9 or W-8BEN?

A US citizen (A) marries a G-4 visa holder (B) who lives in the US. They elect to treat B as a resident alien for income tax purposes so they can file a joint tax return. After the couple have made ...
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France: how to calculate total tax burden (including social security) [closed]

Say I got a job in France with a salary of 43,000 euro per year, and I am a citizen of another EU country. What will my total tax burden be? I know I can calculate my income tax using a table like ...
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Council taxes now that I'm moving because I'm changing job [closed]

Not sure whom should I ask for this information. I recently got a new permanent job, and I'm moving because I need to stay closer to where I work. Among the stuff that needs to be done there's setting ...
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Israeli working in the Netherlands for a US company - what's the tax situation?

I'm an Israeli expat living in the Netherlands and am likely to start working for a US company (registered in the US and has no presence in the Netherlands nor in Israel). To make things even more ...
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Fiscal residence without having an address in France

Here's my situation. Currently I am an expatriate in France doing a PhD and so receiving a salary in France. As part of a project I will go for 3 months in another country (non-EU) and I will leave ...
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Paying UK tax on income earned abroad

I have lived in a non-EU country for some time and earned a large amount of money, which I kept as savings. I earned this legally and paid tax on it in that country. Suppose I move to the UK as an EU ...
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Can former expats in the NL keep their Dutch bank account if they move abroad and how do they pay taxes on interest?

I am an EU citizen. I lived in the Netherlands for a few years but left months ago. In a few weeks I'll be moving to another country outside of the EU. I never closed my Dutch bank account. I like my ...
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Avoiding double taxation during transfer of funds from India to US

If my parents send me money, what is the procedure to do so without the (already tax-paid in India) funds coming under double taxation? Would I have to declare such 'income' and if so what is the ...
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How does taxation work in the EU if you change countries in the middle of a tax year?

Let's say I spend 10 months working as a regular employee in Czech Republic. Then in November I find a new job in Germany and move to work there. I've spent more than 183 days in Czech Republic so I'm ...
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How many days can I work in the U.K. without changing my country of employment?

My spouse has taken a two year assignment in London and I plan to continue my U.S. employment, spending time in both the U.K. and the U.S. I have a Tier 2 Partner Visa but would like to keep working ...
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What are the current dutch tax brackets?

I am trying to search for the brackets of taxation in the Netherlands. I am sure there is a link somewhere but I am not good in Dutch. So, it would be great if someone share it with me.
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Where can I become a tax resident without being a resident there?

I am a digital nomad and it is not possible for me to become a tax resident in the countries that I travel in, nor in my home country. However, not being a tax resident anywhere creates all kinds of ...
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I left France but they are still collecting taxes from my account

I worked in France from December 2012 until February 2016. I was obviously paying taxes during this period. In March 2016, I left to work in the United States and did nothing about my French tax ...
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CA-HU dual citizen tax residency rules

Income taxes abroad – Hungary says Living in Hungary? You must pay tax on your worldwide income there. But it also says: Your employer deducts income tax and social contributions from your ...
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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 ...