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If a US citizen works in Europe as a consultant, what are the tax consequences?

I am US citizen and professional software consultant. If I get a contract position, lets say in the UK or Switzerland for a European company, do I pay taxes to that country, or to IRS? Does it matter ...
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Can I buy only 4 shares of a company?

I haven't traded yet online but I wanted to try, just to see. I'm in Europe and I'd like to buy 4 shares of Apple (it's about $344 as I write this, so I would invest about $1376). Can I just open up,...
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Should LLC be opened in US or overseas?

I am a dual US and EU citizen looking to open an investment holding company under an LLC. For optimal tax circumstances, should the LLC be opened in the US or overseas?
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ESPP taxes after relocating from Europe to the United States?

I was working for company X(Europe) where I was enrolled in ESPP (Employee Stock Purchase Program). After a few months when I sold the stock I received an offer from the X(US) "the mother company" to ...
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Using stock markets in Europe, how can I buy commodities / resources, to diversify my portfolio?

I am in Europe and I would like to differentiate my portfolio in buying resources, such as oil, sulphuric acid, titanium etc. Of course not in material form, but as stocks. How can I achieve this?
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Considering inflation, what's the value of Euro today (January, 2011) compared to 2005?

So what would be 1000 Euro from 2005 worth today (January, 2011), considering the inflation?
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How does moving to another country affect ones savings & investment plans?

The question is related to this one, but I am more interested in investments than savings. Here's my situation. I'm in my 20s and I'm currently in the US, but a EU citizen; I have saved up a bit of ...
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Why are gasoline prices so hugely different between America and Europe?

I noticed in several cases it's triple or more.
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Why can't a US state default, but a EU state can?

I'm new here so I'm not sure if this type of question is appropriate on this site. I live in the EU (Italy) and I'm quite concerned (probably not the only one now in EU) about the possibility of some ...
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What happens to my savings if my country defaults or restructures its debt?

I live in a eurozone country that a lot of people think will soon default or restructure its debt. My family has a savings account in a bank here. A similar question has been asked before, but it isn'...
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Wandering EU worker: Pension / retirement fund if working in multiple countries?

I am European, always worked in Europe in many different countries, and I have pension funds scattered around all the old continent. The EU legal system does not allow pension fund transfer among ...