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To be used for a) questions about outside the country of current residence. For example, regarding how the U.S. taxes earnings generated by U.S. citizens outside of the country. and b) questions involving multiple countries. Where possible, questions should be tagged with a specific country tag.

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Is there any upside in owning American depositary receipts (ADR) instead of owning the underlying stock directly, if that's possible?

American depositary receipts (ADRs) have some fees, their own risks and a few other downsides. Is there any upside in owning ADRs (e.g., AXAHY) instead of owning the underlying stock directly (e.g., ...
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Is the signature of a non-US branch of a US financial institution accepted by the French tax authorities for French Form 5000 a.k.a. CERFA 5000?

I am a US tax resident and I am currently outside the United States. I have to complete French Form 5000 (mirror 1, mirror 2) a.k.a. CERFA 5000, which requires to obtain the signature of a "US ...
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Status of US brokerage account of non-domiciled citizen

I have a brokerage account with Ameritrade (now owned by Schwab) that I’ve held for almost 25 years with almost all my savings there. Recently I left the US and have decided to settle in Spain. Can I ...
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How to setup a canadian CIBC bank account, from the US?

I am an international student (US citizen currently residing in the US). I will be going to university in Toronto Canada in a couple of weeks. I have arranged to pay rent for a single room apartment, ...
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Criteria applied for residency if none of the countries is claiming the individual as resident

In tax treaties based on the OECD Model Tax Convention, each contracting state details who it claims to be a resident (Article 4, Section 1), then a cascade of criteria ("tie-breaker rules") ...
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Should a small fry investor even bother with traditional brokerage firms?

I've done a bit of research and it seems that Ireland doesn't have a huge amount of firms that handle investment portfolios. I found: Zurich, Davy, Irish life, Aviva, and anything that offers ...
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Is any international (ie. non-U.S.A.) foreign financial securities market tax free or significantly less taxed than USA markets?

Hypothetically, is it possible to buy and sell some kind of financial security (ie. stocks, currency, even crypto) in some foreign market and keep the money there and pay no taxes as high as short-...
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US Resident Buy and Sell outide of USA- Do I owe tax other than the income tax?

I am a resident of USA. I purchase goods online from a supplier in the Philippines. My buyer is also based in the Philippines and is responsible for pick up from the supplier. Therefore, the ...
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Japanese scammer through shipping proxy

Someone close to me was scammed the following way and I'd like to know which course of action to take is best. The buyer is based in Denmark and bought a product from Yahoo Auctions (Japan). To do ...
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What date am I supposed to enter on Form 1116 Copy 1 (Foreign Tax Credit) in Turbotax?

As a US lawful permanent resident, I'm filing for my taxes in the US. I have some dividends in a non-US brokerage account. What date am I supposed to enter on Form 1116 Copy 1 (Foreign Tax Credit) in ...
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Set a direct debit with an UK bank as a EU citizen moving to UK

My girlfriend (EU resident - Italian) is moving to London for 5 months beginning next Jul for a research placement. The college where she's staying asked her to pay the rent via Direct Debit at an U.K....
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Authorization for someone to cash a government check issued to me while I am residing abroad

I live in Sweden. I was issued a check from the US Government but Swedish banks do not honour foreign checks ... and the US Government refuses to put the amount directly into my Swedish account. If I ...
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Round up of advantaged retirement investment approaches in the US?

My friend in the US (I don't live there permanently) has a Youth who has started work as a teen while at school/college ("at Starbucks" type of thing) and we were discussing the various ways ...
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Is there any difference between these two RIC options in Turbotax when specifying foreign dividend sources?

RIC = Regulated Investment Company.
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Why does Turbotax ask to enter Form 8938: Interest II schedule even when there is no interest?

Does the IRS require me to enter Form 8938: Interest II schedule even when there is no interest, or is that just Turbotax asking for unnecessary information? The same issues arise for all other Form ...
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Why does the IRS require US taxpayers to report dividend income per country when seeking foreign tax credit?

I read in the Turbotax instructions in the section "Deductions & Credits" -> "Income From Foreign Countries" for dividend income: When you have foreign income from multiple ...
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My bank account changed country and IBAN during the year: which address and IBAN should I use in Turbotax, when filing for my US taxes?

I have a bank account with Revolut. As a result of Brexit, Revolut moved my bank account from Revolut UK to Revolut European entity in Lithuania (“Revolut Payments UAB”) on Nov. 6, 2020, and changed ...
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Can I gift cash to relatives for investment and they give back to me later?

I am currently working at USA holding H1B Visa, and obviously I'm a foreigner, and my parents are not American resident, which means they are not subject to any American Tax, (10% dividend might apply,...
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Purchasing international stock or OTC F share equivalent?

I asked this question and got a great response by Flux, now I am faced with another dilemma: Purchase the OTC F share or the "original" on the respective exchange? My broker is Fidelity, ...
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How to ownership-transfer inherited securities from a foreign brokerage?

I have inherited a set of stocks that sit on the Swedish Stock exchange (in an Avanza brokerage) from a deceased relative. The stocks are still currently in the name/ownership of the still-living ...
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Is it possible to comprehensively compare personal tax rates between countries?

I am trying to compare the "effective income" for several countries, by comparing (gross) salaries from sites such as levels.fyi, and estimating how much would be left for actual spending ...
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Someone I know via Facebook and who lives in Pakistan wants me to send him money - should I?

A Facebook friend of mine named "Eve Amar Saab" has asked me to send him money via Moneygram to him. He lives in Pakistan. However, he gives me a different name-"Shaban Masih Karamat ...
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What does Turbotax mean by "This account did not have income, deductions, or credits associated with it in [year]"?

I use Turbotax to prepare my taxes in the United States. When declaring foreign financial account, Turbotax asks: What does Turbotax mean by "This account did not have income, deductions, or ...
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My friend wants to wire transfer money from overseas through my account. Do I get taxed for this?

So long story short, my friend is stuck overseas outside of U.S and in order to wire his money (about $8000-9000) through a bank, he has to do it in person for international wire transfers. My friend ...
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How can one plan ahead to avoid the taxes stemming from becoming/being a "covered expatriate”?

When discussing the indication of renouncing one's US citizenship or US lawful permanent residency (= green card), I was told that: There will be an exit tax if you relinquish and you were 1) a US ...
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how do I report my wife's 1042-s when filing jointly after she's made the election to be treated as resident alien 6013(g)?

My wife is a G4 visa holder and an employee of an international organization. She has a bank account (UNFCU) in the US where she receives interests. The bank issues 1042-s and not 1099-int. Last year ...
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Married filing jointly, whose name & SSN/TIN should go on 8938 for spouse's foreign account?

I am required to file 8938 as I am filing jointly with my wife. She has 2 foreign account in her home country. On 8938, the first items are: Name(s) shown on return. should this be both our names ...
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Must Israeli citizens who do not reside in Israel pay for the nationwide Israeli healthcare system?

businessinsider.com claims that: Healthcare in Israel is universal and, by law, all citizens and permanent residents must participate in it. I find this surprising, as typically citizens who do not ...
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Legally avoiding foreign Tax on Junior and Investment ISA while living abroad

I love the ISA investment account and I'm now considering investing in a Junior ISA for my newborn son. I understand that if you have any these accounts open while you live abroad then you are not ...
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How can one know if a business is qualified by the Sunat as those whose acquisitions give right to the return of the General Tax on Sales to tourists?

I read on https://pymex.com/en/noticias/peru/como-funciona-la-devolucion-del-igv-para-turistas-en-el-peru/: The refund will be made regarding the acquisitions of goods that are made in the ...
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Can I expect my status at an international bank to travel with me?

I have a Citigold account in Taiwan where I meet the local requirements for that status. Is it reasonable to expect Citibank in the US to open a Citigold account for me there as well just based off of ...
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Foreign earned income exclusion for PhD student income

I am a US citizen. I live abroad and am enrolled in a PhD program at a foreign university, for which I receive ~20kUSD/year. I will refer to the money received from the university non-specifically as ...
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About to inherit assets located in Italy as a UK resident. Any tax liabilities, and if so, where?

I live, work, and pay my taxes in the UK. Sadly, my mother recently died. I am about to inherit some of her assets, which are all located in Italy, where she lived. I'll be inheriting a 25% share of ...
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If I own an ADS in a company that is delisted, can I exchange my ADS with shares of the same company in their original market?

Assume that I own some NYSE:CHA (American depositary shares (ADSs) for China Telecom Corp. Ltd.), which is scheduled to be delisted from NYSE sometime between Jan. 7 and Jan. 11, 2021 (mirror). Can I ...
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how does a non resident alien (Indian) file US taxes?

I have started an LLC in Delaware, USA. I am a non resident alien, living and working from India. The LLC is a sole proprietorship. As far as I know, I have to pay Delaware state annual tax of $300. ...
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Do the French tax authorities require French Forms 5000 and 5002 to be original, or can they be copies/scans?

I wonder whether French Form 5000 (mirror 1, mirror 2) a.k.a. CERFA 5000 and French Form 5002 (mirror) a.k.a. CERFA 5002 need to be original when sent to the French tax authorities (a.k.a. the Fisc),...
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What can I do if my French financial institution refuses to complete their part of French Form 5000 and 5002?

My French financial institution (Sogecap) refuses to complete their part of French Form 5000 (mirror 1, mirror 2) a.k.a. CERFA 5000 and French Form 5002 (mirror) a.k.a. CERFA 5002. This prevents me ...
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Living in Costa Rica on a temporary visa whilst remote working. What tax do I pay?

I'm a UK citizen who works as a self-employed (sole trader) Software Developer remotely for a variety of UK/US clients. I'm interested in moving to Costa Rica soon, which has a territorial tax system. ...
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Is it possible to use a international broker account as a saving account?

Say that I'm a citizen of country A, I want to save all my personal savings (obtained in A legally) in another country B (I don't care about the currency, as long as it's relatively stable), and I ...
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How to know if an international bond fund is currency hedged

I want to invest in only international bond funds that are currency hedged. How can I find out if a fund is currency hedged?
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What happens if you stop paying IRA and move to another country long before your retire?

I know this might depend on the bank, but as a general rule, what happens if you are under 50 and you have saved money into an Individual Retirement Account since you are 20, but then decide to move ...
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If working from outside the US for x days, will one fill one's US taxes as if one stayed the entire year in the US?

Assume a US citizen or a US lawful permanent resident is domiciled in California. Their employer's headquarters are based on California, and their work office is in California. If they go outside the ...
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After moving out of the US, should I wait until I'm no longer a resident for tax purposes before investing in EU-domiciled accumulating ETFs?

I'm a EU citizen (and US non-citizen) who recently moved back to EU from the US. I liquidated my US investments and my plan is to invest in EU-domiciled accumulating index fund ETFs (such as VUAA). I'...
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If an employee works from outside California but is declared by the company as working in CA, from how many days outside CA does it become an issue?

US companies need to know the location of their employees for tax and benefit purposes, while some US and non-US companies manage to allow some of/all their employees to work remotely. Assume that the ...
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Multinational income overview on the app stores [closed]

If a company or person earns money worldwide from his home country, let's say India for clarity, does the person file taxes for all countries he has supplied goods or services to? This in the case of ...
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How can a compute the Thai customs taxes before receiving a package from outside Thailand?

I plan to receive a package sent from France to Bangkok, Thailand. The package contains 200 USD worth of shampoo and hair conditioner. How can a compute the Thai customs taxes before receiving a ...
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What is the deadline for a US bank and the IRS to sign French Form 5000 a.k.a. CERFA 5000?

What is the deadline for a US bank and the IRS to sign French Form 5000 (mirror 1, mirror 2) a.k.a. CERFA 5000? According to the Form 5000 instructions (mirror): Unless otherwise stipulated in the ...
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Is there public information indicating that a company is multinational?

I’m in transfer pricing and I’m wondering if there are any filings that indicate that a company is multinational? If so, is there any information on the number of subsidiaries the multinational ...
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Do the French tax authorities make exceptions regarding the deadline to complete Form 5000 in case of force majeure (e.g., closed IRS center)?

The IRS currently doesn't give any US Residency Certification Program (a.k.a. Form 6166, which can be obtained by filing Form 8802), according to https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/about-form-8802 (mirror)...
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Can one be a California tax resident while not being a US tax resident?

I read on Page 4 of FTB Pub. 1031 2019 (mirror) (I italicized the important passages): [Section E:] Who Are Residents and Nonresidents A resident is any individual who meets any of the following: ...

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