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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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How can I cash out a check internationally?

I have a prize check in my name at my old university based in the US. I have now shifted to another country and was wondering, what would be the best way to cash out the check? I know someone ...
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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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American citizens playing foreign sweepstakes

I've read here: http://www.fraudaid.com/scamspam/lottery/foreign_lottery_federal_statute.htm that it is illegal for U.S. citizens to play foreign lotteries (although many Americans play the Canadian ...
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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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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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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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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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Most Efficient Way to Transfer Money from Israel to the USA?

I am considering relocating back the USA and am looking for an efficient means to transfer our savings to a US bank. From my initial research the simple answer seems to be wire transfer for large ...
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Receiving payment as a freelancer in India from different countries

I am freelancer from India providing technical assistance to people in UK and US. I get these numbers from different companies in India who are not able fulfill customers' needs. Is it possible for me ...
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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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What is the procedure, and limit of medical expenses in order to claim for tax returns in US?

Since last year I have spent sufficient amount of money on medical bills (greater than $1500) as a result of 20% that I am supposed to cover under my insurance. My questions are: For an ...
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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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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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If a country can just print money, is global debt between countries real? [closed]

I was having a conversation with my brother last night and we were trying to figure out how exactly countries go into debt to each other. Say the US borrows money from China. What does this mean? Do ...
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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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Are credit histories/scores international?

I'm starting work in the US, and I'm wondering if my credit history will transfer. If not, is there a way for me to gain an "international" credit history, or equivalent, in expectation of other ...
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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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How to get money from India to UAE

I have taken 25 Lac loan in UAE country and remitted this money to my mother SB account through Exchange. She withdrawn that money and used for personal commitments and bought one property. Now due to ...
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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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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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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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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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CD interest rate US vs abroad, is there a catch?

I was in Ukraine and ran into a few banks that offer anywhere from 5% to 10% interest rate on investment per annum. For example, Erste Bank is willing to pay 5,75% on 12 months deposit. I have few ...
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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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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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What are the tax consequences if my S corporation earns money in a foreign country?

I work as an independent contractor developing software for various organizations in the USA. I usually bill a client an agreed upon amount and provide some specific service in return. For what it's ...
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Is there a way to open a U.S. bank account for my LLC remotely?

I'm operating a company remotely — I'm not in the U.S. Is there a way to open a bank account without going to the U.S.? I've called a few banks and most of them require myself to go the a ...
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How can I buy a MasterCard/Visa gift card in the US using European MasterCard/Visa?

I live in Belgium and my sister lives in the USA. I would like to send her a MasterCard gift card but I tried to pay with my Belgian MasterCard on giftcards.com and it failed because the form that ...
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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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2answers
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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 change a large quantity of U.S. dollars into Euros?

What is the best way to change $30,000 dollars from the U.S., into Euros to Europe ? Is an international bank account the best solution? If not, then what?
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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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When should currency be exchanged when traveling, if ever?

I have done several methods - but am not sure which is the best: via ATM in the foreign country via bank before leaving via bank after arriving at the airport just use a credit/debit card everywhere ...
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Should I convert all my money to local currency when I study abroad?

I'm just turning 21 so I really have no experience with currencies and banking systems. This is the first time I travel outside my mother country. I'm accepted in a postgraduate study program and I ...
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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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Paying taxes on income earned in the US, but from a company based in Norway

I've recently begun work for a company based in Norway. Right now, I'm an "independent contractor" but in a few months I'll be made full time. I invoice them my hours on the 1st of each month, and I ...
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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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How can I avoid international wire fees or currency transfer fees?

I'm paid by an American company, but travel to France frequently and need to have a French bank account for various reasons. So far the cheapest procedure I've found to transfer money is withdraw ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ways to establish credit history for international student

I am a student on a F1 Visa in the US. Being a non US Citizen and on a student Visa, I am unauthorized to work off campus, and so I am restricted to work upto 20 hours a week on a hourly wage and ...
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Is there any way to pay online in a country with no international banking system

I live in Ethiopia and according on the National Bank of Ethiopia, it is illegal to get any money out of Ethiopia without special permission from the bank. I personally want to make some online ...
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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 ...