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Should I sell stock in my US bank account before abandoning US tax resident status?

I am citizen from one of the EU countries who has been living in the US on H1B visa for few years. Now I am considering to move back to my home country in EU. I have some shares in my US bank account ...
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Does a U.S. citizen living in Mexico and getting paid from U.S. company, have to pay taxes in Mexico?

I'm a U.S. citizen living and working in Mexico to help expand operations for a U.S. corporation I work for. I currently file and qualify for the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion under IRS rules. My ...
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How do I file 2015 taxes for F-1 OPT till Sept 30, 2015 to H-1B from Oct 1, 2015?

Last year, I've filed 1040NR-EZ myself by entering all the values in the form manually. Because of complications in my case this year, I'm seeking a software's help. I was on F1/OPT From Dec 2012 ...
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US tax liability for beneficiary of UK bypass trust

In the UK, discretionary will trusts (DWT) often were, and to some extent still are, used to ensure that married couples could take advantage of both spouses' nil-rate-band (i.e. estate tax exemption ...
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Looking for cheap international bank to bank transfer in USD [closed]

I would like to transfer money from US bank account to a foreign (Poland) USD bank account. So no currency exchange involved. It seems that most services assume the currency exchange. The sites of the ...
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How much tax do I have to pay in Redmond, Washington form my Microsoft Research Internship income?

I am an Indian student studying in Europe. I will be interning at Microsoft Research for 3 months during this summer. I am not sure yet, but most probably I will be visiting US on a J1 visa. Can you ...
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Living in USA with a tourist visa

My son plans to attend school in the U.S.A., he is a U.S. citizen, but I am not. I will enter the country with a tourist visa. He will attend private school, and I own a house in the U.S. Do I have ...
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How to fund my option house account(trading account) from india using a local bank?

I would like to know how to fund my option house account(Trading account) from India ? Option house is a US based brokerage firm Why would an Indian citizen need to fill up form 15CA & 15CB ...
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Money transfer from India to USA

My daughter is a US Citizen. We (parents)are also planning to permanently settle in US. We will go their as Permanent Resident,as per US Law. We have a house here in India worth Rs.2 Crores. We want ...
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How to accept payment when abroad in a trade show?

I am planning to exhibit in a jewelry trade show in USA. I am hoping to make some sales at the show itself. How can my clients pay me if the amounts are large (over $10000)? Smaller amounts may be ...
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How to buy a house in the United States using money from a foreign loan?

I am a US resident. This scenario involves 3 entities. I want to know what would be the situation (legal and cost) if I can borrow money (complete value of the house Eg: 500 K) from a person or a ...
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What currency does inter government debt take place? [closed]

For example If japan borrows from china what currency will it borrow in ?Or if India borrows from Russia what currency will the debt take place in ?
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US tax handling of UK pension contributions

The UK currently has a pension (SIPP) contribution limit of up to 40,000 GBP per year (approx 60,000 USD at current exchange rates). 100% of this amount can be self-funded, in which case your ...
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What is the required taxation if a website is programmed in the Netherlands and the customer resided within the USA?

My firm is based in the Netherlands. I have a customer in the USA who wants a website. The development will take place in the Netherlands. If the client would be Dutch, I'd charge them 21% VAT and ...
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Where should I exchange INR to USD, in India or US?

I am Indian, permanent resident of the US. Years ago, I had loaned some money to my father in India and he now wants to pay it back to me. The amount is worth $300,000 and I am thinking of the best ...
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International Stockbroker

I live in Australia, but have shares in the UK. I inherited the shares so have no experience in buying/selling. How do I find a stockbroker who could sell the shares for me? Edit: Copying the ...
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Best(mostly cheapest) way to buy international shares(mostly US) from Australia

I would like to buy international shares from Australia. But we have hefty fees charged by the banks (CommSec), ie buy fee, sell fee, inactivity fee, etc. I'm sure someone has eaten a dog on this ...
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Why do Australians get charged more for Internationally available Goods and Services?

It seem that when the same good or service is available in Australia as it is internationally, we always end up paying more for it in Australia. Even when you take the effects of the exchange rates ...
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International Tax

Im a UK resident who, in the future will possibly apply for a green card (I have an American girl friend). I understand that if I become a green card holder, I'd be liable to declare my worldwide ...
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Are there any hedged international funds in India?

I live in India, and want to diversify into the foreign equity market, via a mutual fund offered in India. But I don't want to take on the currency risk. In some countries, funds are offered that ...
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What percentage of my money should I invest outside my country?

I live in India, and invest in both Indian and international equity mutual funds[1]. What percentage of my portfolio should I invest outside India? I thought that since India's GDP is some 3% of the ...
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Sister-in-law sold property in another country and wants to send a large amount of money to me

My sister-in-law and her husband currently live in northern Iraq. Due to the current dangers in that country and the fact that they're Christian, they are finding it more and more difficult to live ...
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What is the difference between buying the same stock traded on two different exchanges? [duplicate]

Some US ETFs (Vanguard, iShares) that I am interested in are traded on several exchanges, typically including NYS and ASX. I live and pay taxes in Australia. Does is make any difference if I buy the ...
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If I invest on overseas markets will I receive in different currency?

I'm sorry if this is silly, but i really want to know if it is possible to me to earn dividends(or selling stocks whatever) in another currency like U.S Dollar or Euros, because my country is on ...
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How to get underlying stock from ADR

How can I get the underlying stock from an ADR? What are the fees and general bureaucracy to archive this. Does this depend on the ADR emitting bank, or is a generalized process?
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Buying gold/silver bullion internationally

My understanding is that gold and silver have a set value at any given point, but I've been told that it's possible to buy it cheaper in other countries, specifically China. I can believe this for ...
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Transfer money from “inherited” land sold outside US to the US without income tax?

After my parents' death in my originating country, my family was made aware that their co-owned piece of land was always in our names, not out parents'. We recently sold this piece of land as a group ...
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Can an F1 student working on OPT with a STEM extension earn unrelated self employed income from a foreign employer?

I am currently working in the US for a company where the role is directly related to my major. While I am here, can I complete work for an international company on a freelance (contracted) basis, or ...
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Wire transfer incomplete

My aunt transferred $10,000USD from a bank in Romania to her USD account in Canada. However, after the transfer was completed, only $9,600 showed up in her account! She checked with both banks ...
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HSBC gave me the wrong IBAN

I hold an account with a bank abroad and wanted to transfer all the money I held there into my HSBC account. I was told that I needed an IBAN and BIC to transfer the money and so I went to the closest ...
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Are there any US banks that allow you to make an international wire transfer online? [closed]

I am an expat and right now I have to get someone to physically go to the bank to make the transfer for me each time. It seems a bit ridiculous in this day and age of high tech and is a royal pain. ...
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Tax consequences of forwarding an international wire

I need to legally and quickly transfer $300,000 from China to my US bank account. All of the funds that I need to transfer were obtained through legal means (with proof documents), however China has ...
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Foreign student and substantial presence test

I am an international student on F-1 visa for the past three years. I have maintained F-1 status throughout these years and F-1 is the only visa class I enter the US with in the past three years. I ...
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Can forming an LLC be beneficial when earning foreign income?

I'm a full-time salaried employee in the US. I have the opportunity to do some freelance foreign work on the side while continuing to live in the US. Would it be beneficial to register an LLC and ...
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Why is NASDAQ:GLBL not available to trade through my broker, 4 trading session later?

NASDAQ:GLBL TerraForm Global has recently went through IPO pricing, on 31st of July. Yet today, 5th of August, it doesn't appear to be available for trading through UK brokers (e.g. IG Markets) Is it ...
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How to decide if I should take my money with me or leave it invested in my home country?

I live in Brazil and next week I'm gonna move to Sweden. I'll stay there for the next two years with a scholarship that covers all my living expenses. I have some money here (in BRL) that I won't need ...
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CitiBank or HSBC account in India but use funds in America

I have some money in India that I plan to transfer to an international bank such as Citi or HSBC. Once the money is in the account, can I use those funds in America? Are there any tax liabilities in ...
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Taxation of income from working abroad within the EU

I'm a Finnish (FI) citizen working with a full-time contract in a company. I'm going to do a 3 months job abroad in Belgium (BE) in a different company. During this time my contract in FI is going to ...
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Is it possible to open a US bank account without being physically present or having a SSN/EIN? [duplicate]

I want open business bank account in Michigan. I have not SSN. I have EIN. My friend is in Michigan. I don't want to go USA just for open Bank account. Is this possible to open business account online ...
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How to invest for the event of a US default? [closed]

I want to consider a special case of this question (so not a duplicate, in my mind, but forgive me if that's incorrect in the eyes of moderators). What happens to my savings if my country defaults or ...
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Receiving partial payment of overseas loan/company purchase?

We invested in buying a company in Africa and want to send money back to the U.S. as partial repayment on the money we invested. What do we have to file, and what are the tax implications on the ...
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Do I need to pay US tax if my father puts half of his company (in the Dominican Republic) in my name?

I am a permanent resident of the USA (a green card holder) eligible to apply for citizenship, but I do not know how convenient this might be in my situation. My father has a company in the Dominican ...
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Definition of “business” for the purposes of the IRS Foreign Earned Income Exclusion (2555)

Line 14 of the IRS Foreign Earned Income Exclusion form (2555) asks that one lists the days one was present in the US during the tax year. It then asks how many of those days were "on business", and ...
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Transfer money in my US account to brother's Non Resident External (NRE) Account in India

I'm a student in US on F1. I want to send 2k$ in my US account to my brother's State Bank of India NRE(Non Resident External) in India. There is NO rush in sending this money.. as in the money need ...
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Another 1040NR question - how to interpret “number of months claimed in prior tax years”?

Does anyone know how someone with NEC income (with a treaty rate of 0%) should fill in the "number of months claimed in prior tax years" line of schedule OI on form 1040NR? (Instructions are here) It ...
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UK citizen going to freelance overseas - what type of specialist should I talk to for tax/registration advice?

I'm planning to leave the UK for around 12 months and work freelance in a non-EU country. I know there are many things I need to get right in terms of registration and financial declarations, tax ...
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1040NR question - 0% treaty rate NEC income

Does anyone have much experience with the 1040NR and Not Effectively Connected income? I have NEC Income that has a treaty rate of 0% Now should this be reported on: a) Schedule NEC (page 4) ...
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Do I need to amend my tax return and change withholding rates?

I am in US on a F1 visa. While working on OPT, F1 visa holder does not have to pay social security and medicare taxes. However my spouse in on H1B visa. Since we file jointly we pay social security ...
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Selling a home in the UK to buy a home in the US

I US citizen currently live in the UK, but will be moving back to the US in the near future. I own a home in the UK, with a sizeable mortgage and a LTV ratio of about 70%. I would like to sell my home ...
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Tax consequences (future or present) of giving up US citizenship

I am a Norwegian citizen by birth, and have lived here all my life. Some years ago, I learned that I am - by virtue of a US parent - also a citizen of the latter country. The amusement of learning ...