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What is my net salary on a gross salary of 3,000 EUR in Holland? Can I live on that in Amsterdam?

I am a non-EEA citizen. I just got a job offer in Amsterdam with a monthly salary of€3,000 before tax. How much will I get per month? Is that enough for typical costs of living, i.e. food and board ...
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VAT going from the US to France as a non-resident alien

I am a french citizen currently residing in the US as a non-resident alien. I will soon move back to France. Before that, I am considering buying a laptop here in the US instead of buying it in ...
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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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UK Pensions for US citizens - is an IRS Form 8621 (PFIC) ever needed?

An American friend of mine, who's a permanent UK resident and currently sorting out their US tax return, has just come across a new term from FATCA - Passive Foreign Investment Company (PFIC). Via ...
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US citizen living in Israel – taxed where?

Where does an American living in Israel have to submit taxes? I can think of three possibilities*: Most/all taxes are filed in the US Most/all taxes are filed in Israel Taxes are filed in both the ...
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Is the more you prove abroad income earnings the better you get a tax deduction or it's the opposite?

I worked for 8 months in France (as a contractor) where I get monthly fees (Tax free income based on a Tunisian-French tax treaty) in Euro and my monthly salary in Tunisia. I was able after ...
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Swiss salaries compared to US salaries [closed]

Let's say I have a salary of 150,000$ in the US, in the San Francisco Bay area. I would like to have a better idea of my take-home pay if I move to Zurich or Geneva, compared to the US. If you are an ...
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Moving to the Netherlands while working for a UK company

I work for a company based in the UK but I'm very fortunate to be in a position where I work predominantly from home (with a meeting or two at the office each month). As I can do my job from anywhere ...
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Replacement American SS Number with no American ID?

I am in the process of renouncing my American citizenship.Born in USA but came to Europe at age 18 & have lived here for 50 years. For renunciation to go through I have to file 5 yrs back tax. To ...
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How to prove that you've been living outside a country during a period? [closed]

I need to prove that I've been residing outside the Netherlands for a period of 24 months in order to apply for the "30%-ruling". Some suggestions I got were: Payslips Registration on a city hall ...
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Aussie Expat living in US - taxed on paying off foreign mortgage

Good morning. My wife and I are Australian expats living the the US since 2013. We have our family home still in Australia which we are renting out while abroad. We are reporting the income on this ...
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US citizen working remotely for a US company wanting to stay in France for 9 month

My husband and I are US citizens living in the States. He is a college professor and has accepted a fellowship in France during his sabbatical year from September 2016 to May 2017. I'm currently ...
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NC State Tax return without ITIN

As per ITIN request form W-7, we have to attach our federal return with it, which cannot be filled until we receive Form 1042-S (which I received late in March). This implies that it is not possible ...
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Self-employed status in Moscow for residence card holders [closed]

Does anyone out there have experience with this? I've got a daydream of supporting myself selling paintings or teaching drawing rather than being an English teacher forever and I've heard little hints ...
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J-1 researcher, departed USA in middle of 2015. How to file 2015 tax return?

I was a researcher in J-1 status in the USA. In 2014 I filed a resident tax return. In 2015, I spent only four months in the USA, after which I left and never returned. I did not obtain a sailing ...
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Does the US Social Security Administration need to see IRS returns for the 3 years previous before approving benefits?

I have been living in Guatemala for almost 30 years and am now about to claim SS. I checked on-line and I have sufficient credits. My local embassy is less than helpful (not to mention rude) and they ...
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Tax treaty exemption for scholarship as a researcher: can I choose the tax treaty article?

Some tax treaties, such as the one between the US and Germany, have different articles for professors/teachers/researchers and recipients of scholarships. In the aforementioned case, these are ...
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Working from Ireland for a company in the Netherlands - Tax Bracket

So I work for a company in the Netherlands but I am working remotely from Ireland. I am currently being taxed 52% until I provide a BSN number. As far as I am aware to get this number I need to live ...
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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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Where am I resident for tax purposes?

I am a dual Australian / British citizen living in the United States on a G-4 spousal visa. I am classed as a non-resident alien in the US so fill out a 1040NR and only pay tax on US based income. ...
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Tax treaty benefits: when was my “date of arrival”?

I am a researcher on a J1 visa employed by a US university. The USA has a tax treaty with my country, Romania, based on which I believe my income in the USA is exempt from tax "for a period not ...
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Paying of Tax at the Airport in Australia?

I understand from the Australia government webpage, we are allow to bring in AUS$900 per adult. So example, if I brought a laptop from Singapore that cost AUD$1200+ and did not get a GST/Tax refund in ...
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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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Income tax status for US citizen married to G-4 visa holder

A US citizen (or green card holder) marries a G-4 visa holder. The G-4 spouse works for an international organization in the US and pays no income tax. How does such a couple file with the IRS? ...
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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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Living in the Netherlands, working in the UK

I am a 21 year old British female who, upon graduation of my masters in September, will be moving to the Netherlands to live with my partner. I am hoping to boost my career in freelance writing upon ...
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Working for a dutch company through a US company

My wife and I are EU citizens. I am employed by a Dutch company. This company may hire my wife indirectly as a freelancer through a US based company to work remotely from home. Essentially they would ...
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Ex-pats in the Philippines and the 'Real Property Tax'

I've recently heard about the 'Real Property Tax' in the Philippines. It appears to be a tax based on value of owned 'real property' that goes to the local government. Unfortunately I can't really ...
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Can I be a tax nomad?

In March I'm starting life as a digital nomad, and I'm doing research about taxes. I'm originally from Poland. I had full-time job for 3 years and I was self-employed for 2 years there. Later I moved ...
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Under which dutch taxation scheme does the following activity fall into?

I am currently living in the Netherlands, but working remote for a non-dutch company from abroad and receiving income from them based on hours worked, on a freelance basis. The contract stipulates ...
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Doubt about salary

I just got a job offer to work in Denmark, the contract says: "DKR 37500", however I'm not sure if that is the net amount of money, most likely not and I should deduct the taxes. Didn't contact them ...
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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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Is there a way to calculate how much income tax I will pay in France?

I'm currently working in France as an Expat. Having received my last pay-check for 2015, I would like to calculate how much income tax I will have to pay for the 2015 fiscal year. Is there a way to do ...
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Is rescinding an ITIN mandatory after receiving an SSN?

I was in the USA on an H4 visa and then switched to H1B after a while. I filed my tax returns using an ITIN but now that I have received an SSN, should I rescind the ITIN?
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H1b city tax, multiple locations of work

I am on an H1b visa in the United States and on my LCA(Labor Condition Application), multiple work locations are mentioned, out of which I work at one of the locations the most. The question is, which ...
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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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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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Who can see if you pay the Church tax (Kirchensteuer) in Germany?

As far as I understand, only your employer can see if you pay the Church tax in Germany, as the employer detracts the tax from your salary. Can the Church actually see if I pay the tax, and how? Who ...
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Do you get tax on you savings in the Netherlands if you are on the 30% tax ruling?

I have savings that I want to put into a deposit to buy a house in the Netherlands. I heard that saving above 21K is taxable at 1.2%. Is this true or is it exempted if you have the 30% tax ruling?
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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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US permanent resident working as an independent contractor in Spain

I am a permanent resident in the US. I've been offered a part-time job as an overseas software developer for a very small company in Spain. Their idea is that I'll give them invoices for the software ...
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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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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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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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How much dividend tax is to be paid in Spain as a resident alien after dividends from Estonia? [closed]

My brother and I have a PLC in Estonia from which we recieve dividends. Dividend tax is currently paid towards Estonia in its fullness. However we plan to move to Spain the next year and work from ...
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US citizen opening brokerage account in Norway must fill in W-9 form

I am a US citizen and have residency in Norway. Because of FATCA regulations, Skandiabanken will no longer let me buy funds or equities with them. I can switch the account over to another bank but I ...
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Do I qualify as a bona fide resident as a postdoc?

I'm a US citizen who is moving abroad soon to take up a postdoctoral fellowship. The fellowship is funded by a non-US university and I'll be living in the foreign country full-time and paying taxes ...
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Is J-1 tax exempt even with a previous J-1 (with no income) visit to US?

I have a question about the tax exemption with J-1 VISA. I'm an italian citizen doing research in the US with a J-1 VISA (research scholar) since July, 2015. I read about the tax treaty with Italy and ...
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How to find tax accountant to advise on double taxation for US citizen working in UK for US company [closed]

I am looking for a tax accountant in either the US or UK who would be willing to consult with me about the following situation: A US citizen will be moving to the UK on a Tier 2 (spousal) visa for ...
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If foreign earned income is less than $10,000, do I need to file for a foreign earned income exclusion?

As a U.S. citizen, if my total income earned in a foreign country is less than $10,000, do I still need to file for a foreign earned income exclusion? I meet the bona fide resident test and appear to ...

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