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Questions tagged [international]

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How to smartly enter information of the CSS Profile and IDAC form?

All need-based financial aid colleges in the USA require filling out the CSS Profile and IDOC Form to determine financial need. Hence it is in the student and his family's interest to show their ...
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US Permanent Resident holding partial stake in a European company

I'm a permanent resident living in the US and would like to invest some money in a company run by my family back in Poland. I'm trying to figure out how to do this and what kind of tax implications it ...
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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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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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I have a very good credit score from my previous country. Can I use that in the US?

I have a lot of question, which I have googled but did not really found a good answer that fit with my situation. So I have moved to the US as a student. I (think)have a high score credit back in my ...
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State tax implications of a dual citizen who moved overseas to other country of citizenship

Last state of residence was NY, but I have no property / other ties to the state. I do however maintain bank/investment accounts using a relatives address just to make things easier regarding mail/etc....
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eToro vs interactive investor [closed]

I live in the UK and would be interested to learn investing online. I've yet to discover my style but I'd prefer to invest longer term based on international/sector macros. So far I only know a few ...
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Has any country exempted their citizens/residents from the US citizenship-based taxation?

This question is about personal finance as this directly applies to my situation as a US citizen, which I intend to keep for work purposes, and as a citizen of another country, which I am willing to ...