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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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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What is the upper limit of circulating money on earth? [closed]

I've come up with this question while discussing the topic of customer-perceived value with coworker. Is there a theoretical upper limit to all circulating money in this world? To avoid inflation ...
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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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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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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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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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If I (freelance uk resident) get paid for remote work from the US into my US account, will I pay taxes in both countries?

I'm a British freelancer. I recently returned to the UK from working in the US for 3 years on a Visa. Upon returning, I have continued to work for one of my clients. We are working out how to get me ...
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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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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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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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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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International Wire Transfer Problems

I have an international wire transfer that needs to be recalled. A month ago, I sent a wire transfer from the US to a Japanese Bank of America branch. It looks like it was supposed to go to a US Bank ...
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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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Can everyday people profit from unexpected world events?

How does somebody like Carl Icahn start trading in the middle of the night? I thought NYSE would be closed! Or is he trading in other exchanges? Icahn Left Trump Victory Party to Bet $1 Billion on ...
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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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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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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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Tax Rules for Gifts from Abroad

Are there additional taxes for receiving gifts (under $100,000) from abroad? My uncles (in the source country) and my mother (in Canada) inherited some real estate in the source country. My mother's ...
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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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Loan from friends living abroad

My friends living abroad [non Indians] are ready to provide me financial loan for the purpose of education of my children. If this money comes via inward remittance, what should be the appropriate ...
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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 wire transfer the best way to send international business profits from Ghana or Senegal to US or am I overthinking this?

first time poster her. Ive searched through the group but don't know if I'm over thinking this so maybe you can help me out. I am looking to find ways to build capital. Selling things tend to come a ...
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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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How to do an international money transfer of a large sum of money to the U.S.? [closed]

I may need to transfer a substantial sum of money (worth more than 10K in US dollars) from Israel to US. With this, I have these questions questions: I know IRS is notified on any large transfers. ...
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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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Property purchase Abroad. Tax deductions

I live in US. I purchased a couple properties a few years ago abroad. I did not take mortgage. I paid it from my savings account abroad. I heard we can claim tax deductions even for the past purchases ...
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Could I have delayed my tax payments to Sweden in order to earn interest on the money in the meantime?

I work in Norway and commute across the border to my residence in Sweden. Since the municipalities in which I live and work border each other, I pay tax to Sweden. I declared my likely yearly income ...
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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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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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What are terms for taxes depending on who has to pay them

I'm searching for specific terms to distinguish different kinds of taxes, one has to pay when providing a bill to a customer: Lets say the base price for my services is 100$ A (normal) tax which is ...
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Moving company abroad? [closed]

I work for a British agency now, but I'm outsourced for a German project that is partially remote and I'm going to be based mostly in Poland. Not sure how long will be the contract, but it made me ...
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Why Indian credit cards don't ask for 3D Secure when transacting internationally?

I am from India and hold a credit card. While transacting in India, it always takes me to 3D Secure authentication page. But while paying in AliExpress, it never takes me to 3D Secure page, yet ...
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Transferring inheritance in Australian dollars to the US

Should I transfer inheritance in Australian dollars to the US, where I live as tax resident? The exchange rate is currently so low, but is this better to lose money on the exchange rate rather than ...
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Will ADR owner enjoy same benefit as common shares holders

Currently, I would like to invest in the stock of HSBC. Details on Google Finance Details on Yahoo Finance I am not sure whether I should purchase from the Hong Kong or US stock market. What I know ...
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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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What happens if I made an international transfer without SWIFT code?

I've just made a transfer from my Hungarian bank account to my new, Canadian one. However, I didn't have any knowledge of my SWIFT neither my IBAN code. I transferred a serious amount of money, and ...
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Do international index funds provide diversification to domestic USA index fund?

Let's examine two exemplary passive index funds. One is international and one is USA domestic. SCHF: Schwab International Equity ETF SPY: SPDR® S&P 500 ETF Does the international index ...