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What are customs requirements when transferring goods through Germany?

We are planning to move away from Switzerland and we would like to ship most of our belongings from Germany. We will have about 25 boxes to be shipped and I was wondering how to approach customs on ...
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Am I a New Jersey resident for tax purposes?

For the tax year 2016, am I considered a New Jersey resident? The answer is in this official document but one point in there is not clear to me. I am a French citizen who has lived in NJ since ...
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Is a change from “J-1 Short-Term Scholar” to “J-1 Research Scholar” a “Change of Status”?

My question is as above: Is a change from "J-1 Short-Term Scholar" to "J-1 Research Scholar", both with the primary purpose of "Conducting Research", a "Change of Status"? Form I-539 makes me think "...
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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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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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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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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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Lived in Italy and moved to Germany, do I have to file a tax return in Italy?

I moved to Italy last year and worked for 3 months there before moving to Germany for another job and live here since July. I will file a tax return here for sure (mainly because I know I will get a ...
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How to remotely pay property tax in Netherlands?

I am Lithuanian citizen that lives in UK, I have bought a flat in Holland, and there is possibility that I will be leaving the country for some time to SE Asia, so I was planning on renting it out. I ...
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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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Tax deduction in Austria for travelling back home to Italy

I'm an Italian citizen living in Austria for work. I took my residence here but now one of my parents is disabled and I have to go back home every two weeks. It's very expensive and I would like to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Netherlands tax return for former resident now in the US

I am a Chinese citizen and lived in the Netherlands before coming to the US. I hold a J-1 visa and do some research projects at Northhwestern University. According the the Netherland-US treaty, I ...
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I lived in France for 8 months and then moved to the UK, how will I pay my tax next June?

I have worked in Paris from Jan to Aug (8 months total - French company) before moving back to London this September. I know you can pay your taxes online if you have registered in person the first ...
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How are UK ISAs treated for UK-resident US-citizens on their US tax returns?

In the UK, there's a group of tax-efficient savings accounts known as ISAs (Individual Savings Account). They can be used to save a certain amount (new) money each year, free of tax on interest (cash ...
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Income tax question, I have a possible job based in Malta but working 55%+ worldwide

I understand their is another question on this subject but mine is more specific. Currently a resident in the Netherland and considering the possibility of emigrating to Malta for a job opportunity, ...
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Do I need to pay the property tax under “Box 3” in the Netherlands if not renting out the apartment?

I am considering buying an apartment in Amsterdam where I would stay for weekends while working in Switzerland during the week. I would not rent out the apartment nor reside in the Netherlands. Thus, ...
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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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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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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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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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As a U.S. citizen, living abroad and not filing US taxes, does earning odd money from the US expose me to additional risk?

I am a U.S. citizen living in Europe. I know I am required to file U.S. income taxes every year, but I don't, and I don't intend to. I do maintain a minimal bank account in the U.S. to pay for ...
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What are the details of French Tax wrt pension withdrawal?

A question about cashing in a UK pension. I am reading that France has a generous tax treatment when cashing in a UK pension. As I understand it, the effective tax rate is 6.75% (taking in the 10% ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Just moved to Netherlands for a couple of years, but I am on US payroll. Do I need to pay dutch tax?

I moved to Netherlands with my family about a month ago. I am on the US payroll and receive bi-weekly pay checks in the US. Do I need to pay income tax in Netherlands? In order for me to get housing, ...
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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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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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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 ...