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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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As a digital nomad, is it possible to live such that one owes no tax obligation?

This answer makes an interesting observation that At the end of the day it's even possible you're not explicitly required to pay taxes anywhere. Is this really true? Under what circumstances ...
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Do Italian Citizens living abroad have to pay taxes to Italy?

I am currently a US citizen/resident, who found out that I can acquire Italian Citizenship jure sanguinis. Before I actually go through with this, I wanted to make sure I wouldn't be burdening myself, ...
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Where can I be tax resident when I don't stay in any EU-country longer that 6 months a year?

I'm a Polish citizen. I've become a German resident because I'm working there, and as fair as I have learned, I'm treated as resident if I'm in given country (Germany) more than 180 days a year. This ...
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GEZ / ARD ZDF Germany Radio - can I ask not to pay for it?

I am living in Rostock since June 2014. I am an Italian citizen working here as a consultant (but paid by an Italian company and paying taxes in Italy). I am living in a (rented) furnished apartment, ...
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How to handle moving between countries with different tax year dates?

As I understand it, quite a few countries have double-taxation agreements between themselves, which dictate how you handle income and taxation in one country if resident in another. A fair number of ...
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Entering the US with car using J-visa

I am a Mexican J1-visa holder (PhD student) that studies in the US. I have been checking my options on buying a car to use in Northern California and it seems that the cheapest –– by a big margin –– ...
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The least painful way for tax returns in Germany?

What is the least painful, but still financially not (that much) burdening way for returning (income) tax in Germany? I have still not filed for tax returns for 2015. I started working in Germany in ...
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Combining freelance work with Kennismigrant work permit in Netherlands

I'm working as a "highly skilled migrant" (or Kennismigrant) in the Netherlands for a company. From time-to-time, I receive requests to do freelance work on the side. How properly (and legally) can I ...
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Does working abroad for US clients qualify one for the "foreign earned income exclusion" via the "physical presence test"?

Does an American citizen (independent contractor) with American clients getting paid in an American bank account but working remotely abroad qualify for the foreign earned income exclusion credit if ...
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US Citizen Working as an Independent Contractor Abroad -- Payroll Taxes?

I am a US citizen who has been a foreign resident for years. I have recently gotten a job as a consultant for a US company. I will be doing the work in Japan, but will be paid to a US account that I ...
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Do I need (can) unregister from Polish address when leaving Poland?

I'm currently living as expat in Germany. While it's probably too late to correct that (I'm returning in a few months) I've heard I should deregister from Polish address in tax office and give them my ...
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Taxes and Health Insurance (US -> UK, paid by US Govt)

I have a bit of a complication to my move to the UK. I am moving to the UK for a couple of years from the US. I am being paid by the US Government. I have a couple of questions about how this works. ...
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French taxes: Have not received any documentation and I have moved out of the country

I worked in France (received a salary) between 19/May/2014-04/May/2015. I moved to the United States on the 28/April/2015. I believe that French taxes are due at the end of May (or end of June if ...
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Am I entitled to benefit from the Egypt-US tax treaty?

I applied to the tax treaty between the US and Egypt under article 22 for the years 2012 and 2013. This is because I find the following conditions apply: I was a resident in Egypt before I came to ...
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Taxes declaration Germany - How To

You (European Citizen) found a job in Germany, so you moved there (for example, in 2018), worked there for a while and now (2019) it is time to do the taxis declaration (Steuererklärung) for the ...
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American citizens living abroad still have to pay tax to US - legal ways to avoid?

My understanding is that US Citizens who have emigrated to another country are still required to post tax returns to the US, declaring foreign income. Is the only way out of this to cancel your US ...
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Born in the US with American passport but without social security, and never been in USA, do I have to pay taxes?

Got the American nationality also obtained the passport as I was born there only but I have never visited USA, and I do not have social security number. My question is: With the new law (FATCA), do ...
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Can a nomadic US citizen have "bona-fide resident" status?

“bona fide residence … determined on a case-by-case basis”. If I have no employer (retired), but have income from legal sources in the places I live have no US home and there are three or more ...
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Do you need to pay US taxes if you are a US citizen by birth, who was never in the USA?

It is known, that the USA not only taxes their residents, but their citizens as well. But what happens if someone is a US citizen at birth, who never lived in the USA? Do they also need to pay taxes? ...
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Can an EU citizen move to another EU country to work remotely at a job not in the EU?

If I were a dual citizen of the United States and Italy and had a job in the Untied States that I could perform remotely, could I move to an EU country other than Italy and work remotely for the U.S. ...
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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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Trying to figure out my tax residency

I'm a Finnish citizen and have spent the last 6 years in the US. I finished a Ph.D. in May last year and I was on a J-1 visa until February last year. At that point I switched over to a G-4 visa due ...
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Doing freelance work in France--permission needed?

I currently live in France and have a residence card (spouse of EU citizen) that mentions that I am allowed to work. I am currently working part-time for an employer. In addition to my current job, ...
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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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My foreign bank is requesting I fill out a W-9

I am a U.S citizen who has been living in Argentina for the last 3 years. I am a legal permanent resident here and I work for an Argentine company, get paid in Argentine pesos and pay Argentine taxes. ...
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Where to pay taxes if I don't live 6 months in any country?

I am a Spanish citizen working for a Dutch company and I am registered as a resident in Netherlands, where I rent an apartment and pay taxes. Because of my work, I have traveled a lot around the world,...
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Is there any advantages in changing the residence when changing Country in EU?

I'm from Italy and I've moved to Austria. Which are the pro and cons of registering my residence abroad?
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Living in France for 9 months with German wife as a Freelancer/Consultant

My wife is a dual German/US citizen and will be conducting research under a grant funded by the French government in Paris for 9 months. I hope to be able to join her, but would need to work while ...
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Paying taxes to one country while travelling all around the world

Maybe the wrong page to ask, please redirect if so. Currently I'm living in a country inside the Schengen area (Hungary, to be more specific), but I'm planning to move to Norway (also in Schengen, ...
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W8-BEN / W9 mandatory for J2 (J1-dependent)? If so, how to get an ITIN?

I moved from France to the United States of Amercia with my wife a couple of months ago. I'm on a J1 Visa, working for an University as a Research Scholar and my wife is on a J2 visa. She does not ...
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How will my lifestyle/disposable income in Alberta compare to my current situation in Singapore?

I'm an expat living in Singapore from 8 yrs and now have a permanent job offer in a mid size firm at Calgary to do web development. They are willing to pay me upto CAD 60K/annum before taxes. When ...
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Sending myself things from the US to Europe: how do import taxes work?

I'm relocating to Europe soon and have some things I want sent from the US (one big box of stuff). I called a relocation company, who said that since my primary residence is not changing, I have to ...
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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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Treaty Question between Egypt and the USA? [duplicate]

In the US-Egypt treaty, there is a condition that a person should come to the US for a period not expected to exceed 2 years. Is this decided based on the visa duration, the initial guaranteed ...
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German tax residency for US citizen present in Germany for less than 6 months during tax year with salary paid by US entity

My primary reason for posting is that I've gotten conflicting opinions from 2 different Steuerberater (who specialize in German taxes for expats) about my 2015 tax liability in Germany, and so I'm ...
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Taxiation in Germany (for expats from Italy)

I'm about to move from Italy to Germany for a job and I have a few questions regarding taxation and old-age pension. In which country will my income be taxed? In which country should I pay the ...