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Am I taxable in Germany even I did not live there?

Last year I received some bonus payments from my previous employer (I worked in Germany the year before and lived/worked Germany until the end of that tax year). The bonus was deposited in my German ...
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Non-EU citizen moving from Germany to the Netherlands - partner and 'home' stay in Germany - residence and tax questions

I'm a non-EU citizen, currently in possession of a Niederlassungserlaubnis. My partner has a residence permit that states §30 Abs. 1 (immigration of spouse). I plan to move to the Netherlands for a ...
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US tax liability of F1 student working abroad as a contractor for US company

I am an F1 student working for a US company from abroad (Ukraine) during summer. I am wondering then what sort of taxes should I pay given this? I know there are some tax treaties preventing from ...
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US Citizen Living & Working PT with UK Company on Student Visa, Looking to Freelance for US Company

Asked this in the personal finance section but someone recommended I ask here as well. I'm a US citizen currently in the UK (Northern Ireland to be exact) on a student visa, which allows me to work up ...
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Working for German company from outside EU region with German Blue card temporarily

I am currently working for a German company and have a Blue card. I would like to visit my family outside Europe so I will be travelling to my Home and planning to work from there for a couple of ...
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Working remotely from an EU country for a US based company - tax implications

So here it is: EU Citizen Residing in Luxembourg and working remotely (as self employed via a Luxembourgish Umbrella) for a US based firm. Social Security and Income Tax and any other local taxes will ...
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Tax questions on crypto..USA to Germany

Good afternoon, I am a US citizen who moved to Germany 4 months ago..I have a residency permit which expires in about 3 years..My wife was born in Germany..If I invest in crypto, can I just file taxes ...
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Taxation for US Citizen remote work for Swiss startup

I am a US citizen based in the US. I have an opportunity to work with a Swiss startup. I am wondering what my tax obligation is for 1) salary and 2) any equity in the company that fully vests. Do I ...
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Custom Duties and Tax on Used Household Goods into Spain

Can anyone please provide up to date information regarding the import of (used for over 6 months) household goods into Spain from the UK now we have left the EU? I'm being told that it's up to 33% of ...
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Box 3 tax question for expat with 30% ruling in Netherlands

My bank account and investment accounts are prefilled in the tax return form and they are above the tax free limit. Should I overwrite these to 0 or leave them filled? Or there is another way to do ...
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Can I register online for for a tax refund in Germany if I already moved back to the UK?

I lived in Germany for just under 7 months. I am now back to the UK, but I would like to check if I am due a tax refund. I found information online about registering for ELSTER. So I did just that. I ...
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Getting tax refund from Germany to a non-EU bank account after leaving?

I lived and worked in Germany in 2020 and have recently submitted my Steuererklärung for that year. I'm back in my home country (Canada), and have closed my German bank account. Thus, in section of ...
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Do you get back one rent if you pay double rent after you leave your apartment?

In Germany, there is (usually) a 3 month notice for when you leave your rented apartment. Sometimes, during these months, the renter pays double rent: at the place the new apartment they're renting, ...
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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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Proving my identity in UK via postoffice.co.uk

Foreword I have received an e-mail from noreply@tax.service.gov.uk with subject Check your PAYE code change online which tells me to sign in my "personal tax account" to check my details. ...
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Can a US citizen work remotely for a US company while living in Germany?

I am US citizen that moved to Germany with my wife who is a German citizen. She works in Germany.I am new to the country and would like to apply for for a remote US job. Would I need any special ...
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PEA in france when moving abroad

I am working in France for two years. Afterwards I will probably move to another country (most likely to another EU country or Switzerland, perhaps also US). Will a PEA (https://www.service-public.fr/...
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Postdoc in Paris with foreign funding

I am moving to Paris for a postdoc in spring 2021 and I have received funding from Denmark for two years. I am considering whether administering the grant myself or having it administered by INSERM. I ...
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US Citizen working remotely for Canadian company can I live in the US

I am a US citizen and I will be working for a company in Canada (Toronto) as a software engineer. The company does not have any physical presence in the US, but I will be allowed to work remotely. Am ...
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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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