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Interests on “caution deposit” for rental in Germany

Does the tenant of a flat have any rights on the interests matured on the "caution deposit" or do they belong to the landlord? If yes, according to what percentage should the interests be calculated?
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Compulsory professional malpractice insurance (for tax consultants) in Germany

In Germany, does a "compulsory malpractice insurance" exists for tax advisors to protect their clients from financial ramifications in case of mistakes? In many European countries such compulsory ...
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Radio tax already paid by landlord still getting paper to pay

I am living in Berlin for past one year. I was living in a shared apartment for 7-8 months. Then my landlord was paying radio tax for us. He gave me the number for it. I entered that here along with ...
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Policy for freelance work in Germany for people with another main employment

What is the policy about freelance work done in Germany (for possibly international clients through a global online platform) by people with another main job? Is it allowed? What are the steps ...
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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 ...
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What taxes does Iraq impose on US citizens?

I'd like to know what taxes Iraq now imposes on US citizens working there. The last time I was there were none but a friend of mine who has a family member there told me Iraq charges taxes on US ...
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Canadian Spouse Working Remotely for US Company while in UK

I (American) will be transferring to the UK for a 2 year work assignment in January (from the US) and will be on a Tier 2 visa. My spouse (Canadian) will be coming with me through a Tier 2 spouse visa....
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What taxes does Afghanistan impose on US citizens?

I'd like to know what taxes Afghanistan now imposes on US citizens working there. The last time I was there were none but a friend of mine who has a family member there told me Afghanistan now does ...
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Non-EU + DE Niederlassungserlaubnis --> CZ Work Contract and work from DE?

I have a German Niederlassungserlaubnis (got it recently). I have a Czech Republic (CZ) based entity's job offer in the meanwhile, who seems to be ok with me working mostly remote (may be one week per ...
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Should I have declared my stocks as foreign income in my US Tax Returns?

I am a US citizen who has never lived inside the US. I was born in Belgium and lived there all my life. This year I became aware of my obligations to declare taxes in the US. Because of this, I went ...
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Earliest date possible for submitting my tax declaration in Germany?

Driven by my personal catastasis, I would like to know when is the earliest date I can submit my tax declaration in Germany? I want to do it only for year 2019, and I have only my job (no extra ...
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Request a copy of Lohnsteuerbescheinigung from abroad (German annual income tax document)

I have returned to the U.S. after some years living in Germany, and my tax advisor needs a copy of my 2018 Lohnsteuerbescheinigung. Is there a standard way to request a copy of this from abroad? I ...
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Investing in the US stock Market while on F-1 OPT

I have started work (on OPT) recently. I was wondering if I am legally allowed to invest in the US stock market, because I have heard that most of my income must be from my primary field of education (...
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Taxes for New Immigrant [closed]

I will enter Texas on immigrant visa, my wife is US citizen and she is unemployed for the last 2 years,how should I deal with the Taxes Authorities?
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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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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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Freelancing in Europe [closed]

I just got a freelancing job in the Netherlands for 6 months and I really want to know what should I do to make sure I pay taxes and do this employment legally. I currently live in Germany as a ...
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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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Savings in Germany (Munich) or in Norway(Oslo)

Which is better option for a married person (NON-EU resident) seeking good in hand savings(after tax), residence benefits, healthcare and balanced and quality life ? a) salary of EUR 69,000/- year in ...
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Working remotely for a foreign company while a student in Japan: dealing with Japanese taxes

I'm going to start graduate school in Japan soon, and there is a remote job that I might take, which I will bring to Japan. I understand that there's a debate about whether this constitutes work, but ...
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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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Can I work remotely in Australia for 2 months per year?

I have a UK employer and wish to work remotely (which is possible, I work from home often) while in Australia for 2-3 months per year. Technically this is not long enough to be considered living in ...
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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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Missing Social Security Number for newborn child. Can I still receive Child Tax credit?

My wife and I are US citizens living in the United Kingdom, and we welcomed a baby girl in late December 2018. I am working on my US taxes now (due June 15th for those residing abroad). Since this is ...
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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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Remote working in Norway

Situation I'm currently contracting under an umbrella company in an EU country and am considering moving to Norway for an as-of-yet still unknown amount of time but likely between 6-12 months. I ...
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Germany taxes at the first year living in Germany [duplicate]

I live in Germany since July of last year (2018), and I have never been here before and now I need to declare the taxes. One of the questions, when you are filling the form up is "Did you live abroad ...
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US citizen studying and earning income in Canada. Do I need to file US taxes?

I am a US citizen studying and living in Canada and being paid by my Canadian university. This year, I filed taxes in both Canada and the US as I had US income and had lived in the US for half the ...
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Should I use the German-US tax treaty as a researcher in Boston?

I am postdoc in Boston (USA) doing research for the benefit of the public, and I'm from Germany. I receive a normal salary from my university in Boston (not a stipend). I'm on a J1 visa since July ...
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Netherlands taxes [closed]

I don't have any income except my salary and the taxes automatically deducted from it every month. Do I still need to declare my taxes every year ?
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SSN for a H4 child for tax credit for year 2018

I am on H1B and have one child on H4 who is born outside USA. To avail the child tax credit worth $2000 for the tax year 2018, is my child eligible to apply for SSN? I do see an option on the SSN ...
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Taxes in canton Ticino, Switzerland

I'm trying to figure out how much I would need to pay in taxes if I moved to canton Ticino. I've found this informative page from the Ticino authorities (in Italian), but I'm a bit confused as to ...
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Live in Germany, employed by US company

I am a German citizen with a US green card, currently living and working in SF. For family reasons, I will have to move back to Germany for a little while. Does anyone have experience with how I would ...
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Should I disclose information about my house for deemed acquisition/disposition purposes in Canada?

I am in the process of migrating to Canada and I was asked to disclose my assets in my home country by my tax advisors. I do have a house there which was registered to my name from my mother's. Should ...
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Is there double taxation for USA/Aus dual citizenship if I am resident USA 20 years and only one week income in Sydney for a project there?

I am now a dual citizen of USA/AUS. Born Australia. Work, live, married, run my own small USA business, pay USA taxes, resident in USA 20 years. In the 20 years I've had no income from work in ...
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Netherlands postdoc salary and health insurance

I'm a biochemistry Ph.D. student in the United States considering a postdoctoral fellowship at a private institute in Utrecht, the Netherlands. It would be the best next step in my career, but I'm ...
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German tax for couples : choosing appropriate tax class

I have question on taxation and choosing tax classes. It is already complicated enough and now figure out tax classes for couples seem crazy. Is there a proper tool to check for appropriate tax ...
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Bringing diamond jewellery to Canada

I have a permanent residency in Canada. I want to bring 3 pieces of diamond jewelry with me when I move costing 3000, 7000 and 11000 Canadian dollar. How much duty will I have to pay?
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tax implications of selling US stock while living in the EU (Germany)

I've found this surprisingly difficult to get a good answer on, but what are the tax liabilities for selling US stocks or ETFs if you're a US citizen living abroad for the long term? I live in ...
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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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Transferring money to the Netherlands which has been already taxed in the country of origin

I am an expat living in The Netherlands and I have the 30% ruling. I have savings in my home country and I have already paid all applicable taxes on them. The amount in consideration is about EUR 40k. ...
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Tax as an Italian resident

I am a US citizen in Italy and just submitted my documents for dual citizenship. I have residency in the Comune where I am applying. I will now be returning to the US. I was told I need to keep the ...
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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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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 ...