Questions tagged [international]

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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In general, does “the market” prefer or dislike bottom-floor apartments/flats?

I can see both many pros and many cons of living in a bottom-floor apartment, as opposed to one on any other level/floor. I'm undecided myself, actually. However, I'm asking about what the general ...
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What taxes and fees to expect for income from Germany to USA

I am setting up a contract for freelance work that will be done from the USA for a client in Germany. At what rate will income from Germany to the USA be taxed? Are there other fees to think about?
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How should I report a Foreign Financial Account that contains more than one currency on TurboTax?

I use Turbotax to prepare my taxes in the United States. How should I report a Foreign Financial Account that contains more than one currency on TurboTax? All currencies are in the same account number....
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Can the recipient if my international wire transfer request my ID?

I sent a large amount international wire transfer in EUR to a merchant (business account) in France. On my end I see the transaction as "complete" in my bank. The recipient asked for a copy of my ID. ...
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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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Getting a loan for property abroad

My situation: We live in the UK, and have some money saved up for deposit to buy a house here. Getting a mortgage for this case would not be a problem. We're trying to get money for self-build ...
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Does electing to file a joint return abroad (US citizen with retired alien) eliminate tax due on alien's Soc Sec benefits?

My husband and I are retiring in France. Both of us have US Social Security benefits due us. I am a US citizen, spouse is a non-resident alien. If we elect to file a joint 1040 so that he is treated ...
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Is the European Union 'common market' actually that 'common'?

I'm interested in investing in the whole EU (mostly because I thought that that would be equivalent to invest in 'all the US states' (S&P 500), so to speak). After reading some information, I have ...
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Is it legal for resident indian to invest in abroad & recieve fixed returns in dollars?

Indian resident wanting to invest in abroad through a known friend & receive fixed returns in US dollars. Is it legal for resident indian to invest in abroad & recieve fixed returns in dollars....
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How can one use one's old FBAR form data to populate a new FBAR form?

How can one use one's old FBAR form data to populate a new FBAR form (Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) on FinCEN Form 114)? I tried exporting/reimporting the form data between ...
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How to put Japanese postal code on Canadian site

I live in Canada and I have Japanese credit card. Then I need to put postal card but I cannot How can I put Japanese postal code on Canadian site?
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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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How risky is it financially to emigrate to a different country?

My situation: I am 31 years old. I live in the UK and have been a software developer for 5 years (but only 1 year in a really challenging, full stack position). I own a house. I have a fair amount of ...
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Ensure tax compliance before moving to US. Investments in Offshore mutual fund that holds US stocks

As a non-resident alien, a person has to fill a W8-BEN form. Non-resident aliens are subject to withholding tax on dividends from US stocks (is that Ok?). Should the fund have had withheld those ...
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Foreign moving to US with investment in offshore fund through third country broker

A person from country x has a broker that some years back recommended investments in y fund. Say this one: Amundi Funds II Pioneer U.S. Fundamental Growth https://international.pioneerinvestments.com/...
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International check in EUR

How long does it (usually) take to cash a check in the US from a bank in Italy, in Euros? It is from a big bank, Unicredit.
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Long-term Returns on International Currency

Some investors, when forecasting a localized (to the relative nation or source of currency) economic downturn or currency devaluation, choose to invest in foreign currency. I have seen portfolios that ...
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Where do I pay tax if I am a digital nomad with residency of more than one country?

I am citizen of country A. I moved to country B few years ago where I opened a virtual bank account with a organization registered in country C while using country B as my residence. Now I don't live ...
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How does EU VAT work for physical service provided in non-home member state?

Assume I'm a VAT registered sole trader in Austria working as a handyman. As a one off, I go to Germany and paint a wall for a non-business, that is consumer. Which VAT rate is applicable and how do I ...
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Consumer protection purchasing online course offered by USA company from another country: Which law applies?

I'm from Argentina. A big online learning platform from San Francisco offers course at a price (11 USD) in private navigation, but following the link with common navigation the price change (to 20 USD)...
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American investing in the FTSE 100

Let's say I want to place a bet on the success of an economically independent England. How would an American investor go about buying into the FTSE 100 (or similar) through ETrade, Vanguard, or ...
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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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Where to pay taxes?

I am a Croatian citizen residing in Spain. I got a job offer in Germany where I would be working from Mon - Thu, and rest of the days I would be back in Spain. I would be working with a company as a ...
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Is there a way to use an ANZ Visa card overseas without a mobile phone for Verified By Visa?

I'm an Australian travelling in Asia on a budget. I've always travelled without getting local SIM cards so no phone. I rarely make purchases online. About four months ago I bought a flight online ...
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what is the possibility of USA having negative interest rate [closed]

There has been attempt at reducing the interest rates. Apart from, elderly and savers depend on the bank interest and Stock market is driven by interest rates, the true cost of money if becomes ...
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US debt and its creditors [closed]

What does it mean when people say that China and others own US debt and are US creditors?
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Problem with transfer of money from a Saudi bank to my account in England

Last October I deposited £870 salary in a Saudi bank account to be transferred to my Barclays account in the UK. I was awaiting a Saudi bank account so the money was sent by international bank ...
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Overseas corp acting like a 401k

I run a one man consulting company as an S Corp here in the USA. I was wondering if an alternative arrangement would put me in a better situation for taxes (my goal is legally reducing my taxes, not ...
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When using a tax treaty tie breaker, who makes the decision?

Many tax treaties between countries contain a tie breaker clause to avoid double taxation that resembles this: If an individual is a tax resident of both countries: He will be deemed resident of the ...
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Can a student non-resident alien choose to not exempt themselves from the substantial presence test?

Can I choose not to use my student exemption from the substantial presence test, or must I do so no matter what? i.e. Is the student exemption from the test optional or mandatory? If optional, how do ...
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Paying taxes as a Kansan moving to Paraguay

I know these situations get mentioned a lot but I'm looking for documentation for this scenario. I'm a US Citizen that's lived in Kansas for several years now and I'm looking to move to Paraguay for ...
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Ever been asked to send money to this man? [duplicate]

Has anyone ever been contacted by someone named Richard Atul who claims to be an orthopaedic surgeon working for the UN in Yemen. He's asked me to send money to help him get home because they won't ...
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My friend asked me to transfer money to her overseas' family, is that legal? [duplicate]

My friend asked me to transfer money from my bank account to her overseas' family because she has reached her limit of overseas remittance. She transferred AUD$4,000 to my account and asked me to ...
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Wrong SWIFT Code

I sent a wire from the US to France, however I noticed afterwards that my bank put the incorrect SWIFT code, the code they used was for a different branch of the same bank (Literally 3 streets away ...
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What are some options to store money abroad in a safe and preferably cheap way?

Assume the situation in which you live in a country that shows tell tale signs that its moving to a hyperinflation. People's money will become useless. You have the option to move some of it in other ...
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Why do foreign transactions take so long to post to online banking statement?

I have been in a foreign country for the last week and none of my purchases have been posted on my online banking statement and i "still have the same amount of money in my account" (put in quotes ...
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How can I distinguish ordinary dividend from qualified dividend for when reporting amounts related to foreign financial assets in Turbotax (US taxes)?

How can I distinguish ordinary dividends from qualified dividends for when reporting amounts related to foreign financial assets (= hold in non-US brokerage accounts) on the Turbotax website when ...
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Do USD-denominated ETFs offer the same protection than EUR-denominated ETFs against a weakening USD->EUR exchange rate?

Do USD-denominated ETFs offer the same/similar protection than EUR-denominated ETFs against a weakening USD->EUR exchange rate? Assume that these ETFs solely contains European holdings (e.g., firms ...
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Should Canadian contractor ask US client to pay into a US or Canadian bank account?

A Canadian [citizen] independent contractor, living in Canada, will take on a US client. The contractor is operating under their sole proprietorship business name which is distinct from their actual ...
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Tax in US on interest earned from NRE account

I work in the US and recently got converted to H1B. I am planning to transfer funds to my NRE account ($3000), accrue interest in 3-4 months and then use it to pay for my student loan. Will I be taxed ...
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Obtain an EIN as non-US resident

I am opening an international/offshore company in US and, as a non-US resident, I don't have a SSN. Can I still obtain an EIN?
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Is it required to keep a Form W-8BEN when paying a foreign contractor?

Bob is a French citizen is a tax resident and permanent resident of the United States. Alice is not a U.S. person and works only outside the U.S. If Bob pays Alice for some work she performed, is it ...
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Does a French citizen living in the US owning stocks in a brokerage account in France have to pay taxes on dividends to the French tax authorities?

Does a French citizen living in the United States and owning stocks in a brokerage account located in France have to pay taxes on dividends to the French tax authorities (fisc)? Additional ...
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US Financial Institutions Blocking Foreign IPs

Frustration aside, why do many financial institutions block other country IP addresses? What purpose does this serve, is it a legal requirement for some institutions (examples: The Money Source, My ...
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I'm an F1 Student that has an W2 Form from volunteer work, am I in trouble?

I worked in a film last year and I did it voluntarily because to my knowledge I'm not supposed to be paid by non other than the university. They made me sign some documents because international ...
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Business taxes to an Italian citizen with an online business outside Italy

As an Italian citizen, if I open a company outside Italy (for example, a LLC in US) and operate strictly online, will I still have to pay business taxes on the income of this foreign company to the ...
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Is it really a good idea to allocate part of a portfolio to international stock funds?

I've heard this advice and held an international fund and a developing markets fund (vtiax, veiex) through most of last year. These investments were down most of the time that I owned them, and are ...
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International wire transfer from US to UK

I'm planning to emigrate to the UK. I'd like to transfer my meager fortune from my local bank to a UK bank once I establish an account there. Does the US government want to know that I am taking my ...
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How to transfer money from india to usa [duplicate]

My son is a US Citizen and he will be entering into College on coming September 2019. We (parents)are green card holder & lives in US. We have a house here in India. We want to sell it and bring ...
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Is there a US banking product with free or very cheap ATM access in Canada? [closed]

My family member plans to live in Canada but his income still comes from his investment in the U.S. Is there a bank product that let him withdraw money with cheap or free ATM fee in Canada, or/and let ...

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