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Why is a French bank asking me to fill out a W-9 form?

You're a US citizen, subject to US tax disclosure requirements. (Even expatriates are subject to this.) US law requires banks dealing with US citizens to inform the Internal Revenue Service of ...
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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?

The proposed salary is almost spot on what is referred to as 'modaal inkomen', or the median income: the most common income in the country. Therefore, you should be able to live on this salary just ...
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When people quote salary figures in Europe*, do they mean after or before income tax?

As the same gross salary can and will result in very different net payments to the employee, it does not make much sense to discuss salaries in 'net'. In any job description or offer, and in most ...
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I'm being charged with the Kirchensteuer after 4 month of apply the Kirchenaustritt

It is supposed to work like this: You leaving the church is automatically reported to the tax office (Finanzamt), which will update your entry in the ELStAM database. The next time your employer ...
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What is the issue with Canadian tax regime?

According to him, he would have to pay more taxes, and as a result, his net income would decrease. Your cousin's accountant husband has an incomplete understanding of Canada's taxation rules. When ...
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US citizen working remotely for a US company wanting to stay in France for 9 month

You will most likely be entitled to a long-term visa, but that does not necessarily give you the right to work in France. It does however relieve you of the need to worry about leaving the country ...
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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?

You would be able to get by, but not save anything, I would think. As of 2018, I live alone, my salary is ~3,850 before taxes (not counting an annual allowance/bonus/vacation pay/etc.), I enjoy the 30%...
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How to read this Dutch salary slip

Nettoloon is indeed your net salary and more-or-less the amount of money that will be transferred to your bank account. Assuming your wages haven't been garnished to cover some debt and depending on ...
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Reasons for UK citizen to not get an Irish passport?

Summary Currently there are no real negatives to gaining Irish Citizenship, other than: The cost and hassle of registration on the foreign births register. The Cost of your first passport. Renewal ...
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Japanese taxes for American living in Japan, working for American company?

First, I am not a tax expert or legal professional. I am an individual American citizen living in Japan. It seems like the situation may be as the tax office describes it, but you would be expected to ...
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Paying back taxes to the US. How deep have I dug my hole?

You would probably want to talk to a EA/CPA licensed in the US. My Taiwan based income is not very high due to the fact that all of my living expenses are covered and claimed by the family business....
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US taxes on French/US retiree Paris savings account will be for whole balance or yearly income?

You shouldn't have to pay taxes on it, as inheritance and gifts are generally exempt, but you do have to report it. According to the IRS: If you are a U.S. person who received foreign gifts of ...
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How much is car tax in France?

Once you have your "carte grise" and your physical numberplate on the car, it's all good for you. You have nothing to pay annually except your car insurance of course Road tax has been abolished in ...
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Expatriate leaving France: Who should I notify (taxes/etc) that I'm moving out?

You have to notify the tax authorities of your change of address. You still owe them money (taxes for 2017 and one month of 2018), and they want to keep in touch until no mores taxes are due. Ref: ...
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Does remote work from the Netherlands get 30% ruling?

First of all, you always need to reapply for the 30% ruling when you change employers, no matter if they're Dutch or not. The conditions of the 30% ruling do not limit its applicability only to Dutch ...
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Pros and cons of working in Singapore as a US Green Card holder vs US citizen

I think the main question is whether you want to keep your US permanent residency and avenue to citizenship or not. If you stay a PR but go to Singapore for employment and don’t file Federal taxes (...
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Moving to Germany to take up two jobs, but will need two homes. I've heard the costs for the second home may be tax-deductible. Under what conditions?

The second job being "too far away" is enough. My Nebenwohnung in Zürich is only 80 km from my Hauptwohnung in Germany, and the rent is entirely tax-deductible in Germany. I don't know what the 10% ...
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Green Card Holder Married to USA Citizen

The only document you need to submit to indicate that you're filing a joint tax return is the tax return itself. If you were married in 2019, the first tax return for which you'll do this is your ...
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Received money from DGFiP in France in my first residence

My question is what does this money mean exactly? The prélèvement à la source is just a provision you pay ahead of time for taxes you may or may not actually owe. How much you owe can only be ...
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Is it possible to pay US Income tax, without paying state income tax?

You will want to set up a domicile in the state that has the tax laws you want. When it comes to voting, you normally vote following the regulations of the state you most recently were a residence of ...
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Combining freelance work with Kennismigrant work permit in Netherlands

There is a good answer here, on the official website of IND. As of 1 April 2017, highly skilled migrants, EU Blue Card holders, foreign students studying in the Netherlands, as well as scientific ...
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Do I still have to pay the Runkfunkbeitrag as a tenant sharing a house with landlords, while paying the "Warmmiete" already?

Well, it would seem to depend on two things: Do you have a separate "appartment"? I don't know if there is an official definition for that, but intuitively, it seems that a separate entrance, kitchen ...
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Are town taxes in the Netherlands separate from those deducted from my salary?

Yes, municipal taxes are separate from the income tax (which is national) and other deductions from your salary (like retirement benefits contribution, which isn't a tax). You should go ahead and pay ...
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Should I have declared my stocks as foreign income in my US Tax Returns?

Disclaimer: I have never had to deal with US Taxes. For me, listening to such stories and general reading about this topic is like watching a vampire horror movie on television - knowing that they ...
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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?

Whichever one is easier to prove. The most likely criterion for judging which one is easier to prove is the amount of evidence that must be submitted. That in turn will depend on the person's ...
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State taxes while living outside the US

So your company simply does not withhold any state income tax or state payroll tax? Since you are a nonresident of New Jersey without income sourced in New Jersey, you don't have any income taxable by ...
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I'm an American with Japanese permanent residence living and working in Japan. I also want to do remote work with a US firm. What must I do re: taxes?

The taxes on your new job would be the same as the taxes on your existing income -- they will be taxed by both the US and Japan. They will be taxed by the US because you are a US citizen. They will be ...
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Moving to the Netherlands while working for a UK company

With the exception of United States and Eritrean citizens (unsure on second) tax status from employment (and other sources of income) is (usually) based on residency. The previous answer calls this "...
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US citizen living in Israel – taxed where?

If you're an Israeli resident (i.e.: permanent or temporary resident or an Israeli citizen living in the country) then you're taxed by the Israeli Tax Authority on your worldwide income. Otherwise, ...
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