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Can U.S. citizens without a social security number be taxed?

I was born in the U.S, where I lived for the first year of my life only. Have never lived there since. I am a citizen of Canada, where I lived for the first half of my life and now of Israel, where I ...
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Traveling on ESTA, are there taxes on reimbursement of expenses incidental to the stay

I was wondering whether someone from France, travelling to the US on a visa waiver program (ESTA) to attend short-term training, should pay US federal taxes on the reimbursement of expenses incidental ...
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How much is car tax in France?

I moved to France and brought my car (2009, 5 cv) from other EU country. I pay a lot for my car insurance (about 140 euro per month) so I want to quite that and get a French insurance. But to get a ...
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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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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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Paying taxes after AOS?

I am currently in the US under a J1 and my home country has a tax treaty with the US. Therefore I am currently exempted from federal taxes and some other taxes. I am getting married soon and want to ...
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Working for an English company , moving to Italy as home based. What's the best way to avoid too many taxes?

becoming an italian consultant (independent contractor) i.e. invoicing the UK company monthly in order to pay taxes in Italy only. keeping the contract in UK as employee and pay double taxes. If so ...
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US taxes on French/US retiree Paris savings account will be for whole balance or yearly income?

Am dual citizen French-US living in US since 1961, now retired, with a small savings in Paris credit union. Savings is from French parents’ inheritance, not from earned income. Paris Credit Union is ...
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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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Slovenian working in Belgium living in The Netherlands

I have an question, my boyfriend is Slovenian (I'm Dutch) and he is working and living in Belgium. He is fully registered and paying Belgium taxes etc. Now we got the opportunity to live in the ...
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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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Paying back taxes to the US. How deep have I dug my hole?

I'm an American citizen living in Taiwan for roughly 8 years now. In that time I have been employed by my Taiwanese father-in-law in the family owned business and have filed only Taiwan taxes. I have ...
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Thinking of moving to Germany (Bavaria) [closed]

My family were thinking of moving to Bavaria, specifically Regensburg. While we were there on vacation we were very impressed with the city and the people. The work/life balance displayed by the ...
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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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How to read this Dutch salary slip

I got an offer from a Dutch company and I've received what my salary slip would look like. I couldn't understand it. I will post it here and hide the actual values for privacy, I would appreciate if ...
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Bringing my parents car to Denmark

I'm looking for an answer on the following question. I'm starting a study next September in Denmark (not in Copenhagen) and my parents want to give me a car to drive so I can come home a few times ...
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Netherlands acquiring 30% ruling after two months of starting the job

I was accepted to work in a company in the Netherlands. I understood that there is 30% ruling new law, which is applied to people who have a master degree and under 30 years old. I'm 26 years old, ...
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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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