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Taxation in Albania for US citizen

Expatra says that Albania taxes world-wide income at average of 23% (but pensions are exempt). There is apparently no USA-Albania treaty to avoid double-taxation. But US foreign tax rules should ...
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Does Azerbaijan charge customs on personal perfume collection

I am currently living in Malaysia and will move (long term relocation) to Azerbaijan, but I have a perfume collection of over 60 perfumes and raw materials as I am a collector and I do this as a hobby,...
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Tax Class Change Returns in Germany

I have EU Blue Card and live in Germany. I married a few months ago and will apply for the family reunion visa since my wife not living in the EU. I know that I can't change my tax class from 1(single)...
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How does one get one's tax transcript for the 5th year for the US Naturalization process?

It is recommended to bring one's tax transcript for the past 5 years (or 3 years if naturalization via marriage) to the US naturalization interview. How does one get one's tax transcript for the 5th ...
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How do I exempt Canadian tax from a good that arrives in Canada, way before my return to Ontario after > 7 days away?

Daughter is a Canadian citizen, but now in England. She shall not fly back to Canada until October 2022, at the earliest. To take advantage of a clearance sale in England — she bought a sofa made in ...
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UK and Canadian taxes

My son who is a Canadian citizen and pays Canadian taxes will be working in London UK for about 3 months. He will likely be making a little more than the basic personal allowance of £12,570. What is ...
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Can my J-2 children get SSNs to be claimed as dependents on a tax return?

I am a graduate student on a J-1 visa and my wife and foreign-born children are both J-2s. Is it possible to get Social Security Numbers for my J-2 children so that we can enter them as dependents on ...
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RSUs and German Tax Return

How do I file RSUs in my German Tax Return form? (I am using steuergo btw, but maybe that's not relevant). I suppose I should fill in the KAP-INT form, since my RSUs vested in that tax year, and the ...
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Living and working in Turkey and working remotely for a University in Germany

I'm an EU citizen, living and working full time in Turkey. Now, there is a possibility that I could also work remotely for a University in Germany. My question is: Should I pay taxes in Germany for my ...
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Do I have to own an offshore company to benefit from the “Residente não habitual” (NHR) tax exempt in Portugal?

I have never been to Portugal and would like to live there for some years. I have heard that for people like me (who's never been to Portugal before), there is a 10-year Tax Exempt for my non-Portugal ...
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Canadian Citizen with Irish passport and summer job in UK - where to pay taxes?

My son has an 8 week summer job in the UK. He is Canadian but holds an Irish passport as well (due to grandparent's being Irish). I understand he can work in the UK without a visa due to his Irish ...
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Expat resident in Ireland and trading Vanguard Index Funds while visiting United States

I'm a US (California) Citizen currently working/living in Ireland on a visa. I am currently in the United States (California) visiting my parents. I own some index funds on Vanguard. I want to trade ...
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Tax declaration/refund after change of tax class in Germany

I took up employment in Germany since October 2021. Until January 2022, I was in tax class VI (due to still not having my St-ID). After switching to the correct tax class in February, my employer ...
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Coming as a Spouse to Denmark

My wife has come to Denmark to work for 2-3 years. I would like to apply to come here as a spouse but would still like to retain my job in Singapore as I am allowed to work from anywhere in the world. ...
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Establish a company (UG) while being employed

I have a permanent residency (Niederlassungserlaubnis) in Germany and I’m employed full time. I want to create a company (UG) so I can upload my apps in Apple app store and benefits from tax ...
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German Citizen Living in Germany, future possible job in Belgium Question on Retirement Insurance, Health Insurance, Taxes (oh boy)

I am currently living and working in Germany for a German company and I have 2 children. My wife has a part time job in Germany. I received a job offer from a Belgian Company as either a freelancer ...
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Would I have to pay inheritance / endowment tax in France?

My question is a bit complicated: I am not a French citizen, but have been living in France for the last 9 months doing an ERASMUS+ internship there. I have a French bank account and a French address (...
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State taxes while living outside the US

I am a US citizen (and also a British citizen, incidentally), but I live permanently in Japan. I work (sitting in front of a computer in Japan) for a company that’s based in New York. They pay me in ...
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Moving belongings from the EU to the UK and then back a few days later. Do I need to apply for tax/duty relief in both directions?

I am going to transfer my normal place of residency from the EU to the UK. To transfer my personal belonging, the plan is to rent a van and move them over myself. I already know that I can (and should)...
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How long does it take to approve my application for tax relief for moving my personal belongings from the EU to the UK

I am going to transfer my normal place of residency from the EU to the UK. For this I need to move most of my my personal belongings over the border. The UK offers a ‘transfer of residence’ (ToR) ...
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side job as Freelancing on highly skilled migrant visa

I am on Highly Skilled migrant visa on Netherlands. I do freelancing on upwork along with a fulltime job. I receive freelance income in USD. I want to know if the freelance income that I receive in ...
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Moving from the Netherlands to Spain while temporarily keeping Dutch employment contract for a few months?

My girlfriend and I are currently living in Amsterdam and are planning to move to Spain in February. She has an employment contract with a Dutch company that extends to Aug 2022. Will it be possible ...
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Can a Canadian citizen, with a US Green Card, work remotely for his Canadian (private) employer, but reside permanently in the USA?

I'm wondering if my wife (a US citizen) and I (a Canadian citizen) and our two young children (both Canadian citizens) can move to the US to reside, while I keep my current job working for a Canadian ...
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EU Citizen living in France, Part-time remote work for Swiss university

I am an italian citizen living in France. I will soon start remote work for a Swiss University (located in the canton of Zurich). The work is part-time and will be done alongside my studies in France. ...
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Moving to the UK as a German, but keeping the German residency. Is this a bad idea?

I am a German and I will soon move to the UK to work there. Because my partner is still living in Germany, and I will visit regularly, I plan to keep my residency (Hauptwohnsitz) registered in Germany....
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Taxes on salary from income in Germany and the UK

I am moving to the UK for the long term and starting a new job from October, 2021. I would be on vacation for the most of October and my German employer would be paying out at the end of the month. I ...
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Does a Norwegian company with work in Norway, who hires a U.S. citizen in U.S. (not expat) as remote independent contractor, have to file 1099?

I am a U.S. citizen based in the U.S., working remotely as an independent contractor for Norwegian companies with work in Norway (interpreting and voice over). I have to pay taxes on my income in the ...
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Would a person still be considered as a nonresident alien if he/she gets his/her ITIN?

If a non-immigrant visa holder inside the US applies for ITIN and gets it, would he/she be considered as a non-resident or resident alien in the US?
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Declaring Foreign Joint Bank accounts Netherlands

I live and work in the Netherlands. My 30% ruling is about to end during this year (2021) so for the current year's income tax return I will be asked to declare all my foreign bank accounts. I am ...
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Can the IRS enforce claims on Americans living abroad?

I am American, living in England 30 years, never intend to return to US. I receive a Social Security pension from the US. I stopped filing a US tax return 20 years ago. I want to invest but firms now ...
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Does a 6013(g) election subject one to FATCA requirements?

Consider a non-US citizen who is married to a US citizen. The non-US citizen is not a US resident for income tax purposes, but the couple have elected under section 6013(g) of the Internal Revenue ...
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Is it legal to work in UK for a Canadian company and pay Canadian tax only, not UK tax?

I am a citizen of both UK and Canada, can I work in the UK for a Canadian company and pay Canadian taxes only?
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I just arrived to the US with the F-2 (student's dependent) visa, can I get an ITIN?

I just arrived to the US(from May 31) and I want to get an ITIN. I have a F-2 visa which depends on my wife's F-1 student visa. I want to know if can I apply for an ITIN just by filling out and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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