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How to handle company related purchases when abroad (in U.S.)

I own a single person company in Europe (Ltd) and I'd like to know what is the proper way to ask for an invoice I can use to prove a cost for my company? It happened in the past that I bought ...
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Is money in a European bank current account guaranteed by the state? Which state/fund guarantees?

I have a sum of money in a European bank, and I prefer to have it in a current account for two reasons. One, I don't know how much over the coming year I will need to spend without notice and two, the ...
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Best S&P 500 index tracker available in EU countries? [closed]

When I was living in the US I've started investing into the Vanguard 500 Index Fund. However, now I'm back in Europe and are looking for similar index funds that are tracking S&P 500. Does anyone ...
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A way to keep earned currency from working overseas (Europe)?

I'm a Brazilian citizen and have been working in Europe (Austria) for a few months. My contract is wrapping up, and I'm returning back home soon. I've been getting paid in EUR all this time and it is ...
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Where is the liquidity on European derivatives exchanges

This has bugged me for a long time, and I feel like I am missing some information. When I browse Eurex, a derivatives exchange in Europe, I don't see the kinds of liquidity I would expect. For ...
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Is it possible to get a UK visa gift card while in the US?

Is it possible to get a UK visa gift card while in the US? For instance, is there a place to purchase a UK visa gift card while still residing in the states and get it sent to me before leaving?
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What to invest if my savings will be used in another currency later, compare to which my countries currency devaluates?

My situation as follow: I'm planning to go abroad to study a semester during my undergrad, and then do my PhD also in abroad. My future plans are also living in abroad. The currency in these ...
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Things to watch if buying properties in Europe at low prices under local government incentives

I have been seeing social media advertisements inviting investments in the way of buying houses in derelict or small and not-so-well-to-do towns. These advertise the price to buy as under $100 or 100 ...
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Is the issuer of an ETF a risk to consider?

When it comes the price of an ETF, I understand that it reflects the value of the underlying assets. What happens where a company that issues ETF comes into play on the decision of people whether to ...
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How to know which bank will keep my data safer? (Europe, single country)

I was looking at four banks in one country, which are based in France, Belgium and 2 in Austria, and I was looking for something that would make me choose one over the other... So I thought what's ...
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Deviation between European and American Stock exchanges

I live in Germany and I am trading stocks for around 6 months. My favorite stocks so far are mainly the big tech companies that we all know (Alphabet, Amazon) as well as the according indices (e.g. ...
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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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What information is needed for a wire transfer?

I am used to wiring funds through SEPA by using IBAN and BIC codes. I just learned that these can't be used to electronically transfer money from the US to the EU. My bank provided me with 4 codes: ...
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Where can I find a list of all reverse listings on European stock exchanges for a specific period? [closed]

From Wikipedia: A reverse takeover or reverse merger (reverse IPO) is the acquisition of a public company by a private company so that the private company can bypass the lengthy and complex ...
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Young man living abroad, never paid taxes. Would this simplify a renunciation?

I'm a young (20 years old) American (French dual citizenship) living in Europe currently considering renouncing my US citizenship. However, I'm quite intimidated by the amount of paperwork, especially ...
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IRS federal refund paper check [duplicate]

I worked in the US this summer and I received a paper check from tax returns on my address in the US. But I live in Europe now, and I don't have an American debit card. Can a friend of mine who has ...
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EU citizen temporary living in the USA, trading CFD

I am an European citizen, currently living (non-permanently) in the USA. I am US non-permanent resident, in other words. Am I allowed to trade CFDs, through an European portal?
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What are the laws about selling random things on ebay for EU-based private person?

I was thinking to sell some things I don't use anymore on eBay and I was wondering if I should register or tax it somehow? I'm a private EU citizen and that's where I reside, and I assume that I would ...
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Delaware tax free shopping

I heard that Delaware is tax-free state. If I'm not from US, do I have to pay some taxes when I buy some stuff (like iPad) in Delaware and come back to Europe?
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Which of these countries makes most financial sense? [closed]

Below are a list of countries I am considering moving to (from within Europe). My preference was initially the Netherlands, but I have read that the bureaucratic side of things can make moving there ...
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Where do I go to invest?

I have been reading up on investing my spare savings in index funds/bonds and so forth and I am very interested in saving my money for long term use. But all the sources are not clear on what and ...
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Why do so many people calculate an annual average return of 10% in stocks when multiple banks offer funds that yield only 3-5% or lower?

In recent months, multiple banks and financial advisers have asked me if I would be interested in investing in stocks because I have some spare money. They showed me different funds that they thought ...
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How to find reliable trusted profitable passive income residing in Eastern Europe?

I would like to stop working and receive some passive income from anything that can generate income. I live and reside in Eastern Europe (Ukraine). I don't trust Ukrainian banks since they are not ...
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Travel expenses reimbursement taxation?

I own a small (one person) "Ltd" company in Hungary. (They are called Kft. here) I work as a consultant for a U.S. company located in San Francisco. I emit regular invoices to them and then I pay ...
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Should I make a loan or withdraw all my savings to buy an asset?

Lately, this is a question I've been asking myself, and I don't know which would be best, both on short term and long term. Let's suppose I have around 20,000 to 25,000€ in my savings account (which ...
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Considering leverage [closed]

I started investing two years ago. Currently my situation is as follows: I earn 1700 € per month and manage to save 1200. To be Conservative and as rents are going up in my country, we can assume ...
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How to find a broker / market where to buy a certain stock?

I know a certain stock can have a different ticker based on the market where it's traded (Wall Street, Frankfurt, Milan,...). What I don't know is : how do I identify the market (and possibly the ...
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European Union Residence Tax

I always wondered how countries within EU (and Schengen zone) can prove to whom are you required to pay income taxes. All the countries I will mention are part of the EU-Schengen zone. Let's say I ...
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Buying a house over a long period of time without a mortgage

I will soon receive a sum of money which will allow me to pay all cash for a house. However, I'd rather pay for the house over a long period of time. I would like to put the unspent money to work in ...
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How should I pick an Investment account?

I have recently managed to secure a graduate job and I started think about investing part of my income. I am at the start of my career so I would probably be able to invest around 600/month. I ...
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Closing bank account in Europe and transferring to USA

I'll be relocating from Europe (Italy) to USA soon, similar to this question but vice-versa. Is the cheque in euros to be cashed by a new US bank, also the best option here? As a second part of the ...
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Tax question for US citizen with postdoctoral fellowship in Europe

I have received an offer for a postdoc in Europe. The postdoc gets paid a scholarship that is not taxed in the European country. I will be living in this country 12 months out of the year and will ...
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BATS/Chi-X Europe Smart Order routing [closed]

I have read that BATS/Chi-X Europe routes orders to other EU equity venues. How can I determine what that list of venues is?
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Are U.S. mobile provider contactless payment services compatible with similar systems abroad?

With major U.S. mobile service providers rolling out Isis (contactless payment using a cell phone) and Google Wallet tap and pay gaining popularity, I wonder if these payments are compatible with ...
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Move from Stockholm to Ireland

I live in Sweden but plan to move back to Ireland in a number of years. When I can't say exactly but hopefully within 5 years. I'm 32 years of age, with a wife and 2 children. We earn 70k euros ...
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Which are the European countries that levy a financial transaction tax on stocks and how much?

Financial transaction tax has been talked about in the past years in Europe. There are many countries in Europe. Some agree, some disagree. I have problems following this issue. As of today, which are ...
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Opening Business Bank Account in Europe

I have an online travel agency in USA and I want to open a business account in Europe to reach out to European customers. As an owner, I am not a resident of Europe. I appreciate if someone direct me ...
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Can a entrepreneur hire a self-employed business owner?

Let's say that a guy founded a new business he owns, and became CEO of his small company. Can a rich Entrepreneur offer that guy a job?