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Do I need to pay UK VAT for an online service paid for with a UK credit card when I'm resident elsewhere?

I want to pay for a VPN service with my UK credit card but I've recently moved to Japan. On the form I can select Japan or the UK but Japan won't charge a sales tax so it's obviously a better deal ...
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Proper response to restaurants taking extra tip?

When visiting full-service restaurants in some places (this seems very common in the US, for example), the server brings a check at the end of the meal detailing the amount owed for food and drink and ...
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If my haircut is already very expensive, say, $55 dollars, do I still have to pay 15-20 percent tip to the hairstylist?

I live in a neighborhood in New York City where a decent haircut is $55 dollars at nearly every shop you go to - except for the barber shops that will shave your hair with clippers and have you in and ...
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Are there minimum level of service requirement for stocks trading platforms in the USA?

I'm trying to determine the major differences between how a typical bitcoin trading platform operates and how a traditional stocks trading platform operates. Of biggest concern right now is some ...
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Tipping for an expensive item that comes with minimal service, [closed]

A couple days ago, a rich NBA basketball player (I think he signed a new 30 million dollar contract just days ago) bought a bottle of liquor from the bar counter, was charged nearly 500 dollars for it,...
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Service performed in Brazil for customer in Spain, paid in US

I am a resident of Brazil and recently did a job for a Spanish customer who paid me in the US. I would like to know if I should pay tax on this job, and how I should do that. I do not have a social ...
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Should I do Adidas confirmed in exchange of money

Somebody on Facebook asked me to register on the adidas confirmed app and be ready to click tomorrow 4pm so he could get the shoes and, if I am quick enough, he gives me 350€ on Saturday when we go ...
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Does Profit and loss has break down on previous/current tax year or full calendar year?

I'm doing my personal tax return at tax.service.gov.uk for my Limited company and it may be sound very simple question, but it's confusing for me. Given the following Profit and loss table for tax ...
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Is it possible to negotiate internet plans? If so how?

Are there circumstances when elements of an internet plan (e.g. price, contract length, fees, speed) can be negotiated? If so, how do you open the discussion for negotiation with a sales rep? In my ...
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Taxes on transactions of services

Say Alice writes Bob a computer program, and in exchange, Bob remodels Alice's house. If they were charging money instead of bartering services, either of them would have charged several thousand ...
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What is the required taxation if a website is programmed in the Netherlands and the customer resided within the USA?

My firm is based in the Netherlands. I have a customer in the USA who wants a website. The development will take place in the Netherlands. If the client would be Dutch, I'd charge them 21% VAT and ...
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Why do Australians get charged more for Internationally available Goods and Services?

It seem that when the same good or service is available in Australia as it is internationally, we always end up paying more for it in Australia. Even when you take the effects of the exchange rates ...
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As director, can I invoice my self-owned company?

As being self-employed, can I invoice my self-own non-VAT Limited company (used for IT contracting)? If so, in what circumstances (e.g. making my own Ltd company website)?
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Is a discount reported as income?

I will owe $600 to my child's private school (run by a non profit). I have agreed to teach one of the classes, so instead of paying my bill, I would rather have them deduct what I owe from my ...
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List of banks with free OFX service [closed]

I am looking for a list of banks that offer a free OFX (Open Financial Exchange) service. The best list I have been able to find is here: OFX List Some of the banks on this list are documented to ...
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How can I invoice a US company being a foreign non resident in USA?

I'm a nonresident alien in US and I need to invoice a US company due to service. The company can provide W8 or W9 forms to proceed with the payments, but I need to provide an invoice confirming that I'...
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How much should I tip if a robot waits on me?

It appears that restaurant wait staff will become automated in the near future. It doesn't seem necessary to tip an order-taking tablet. But the runners and bussers typically get a percentage of the ...
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Money transfer from Australia to India - avoid receiving ends service tax

How to avoid service tax at receiving bank in India
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Do paid investment newsletters/services offer a significant return on investment? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are Investment Research websites worth their premiums? Do paid investment newsletters/services offer a significant return on investment?
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Are credit monitoring services worth the monthly fee?

Several services offer to monitor your credit - supplying you with an updated credit report every month and your credit score, too. Are they worth the monthly cost ($10-20 is the range I've most ...
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Do there exist any wikipedia type sites for evaluating financial service providers?

How do people go about getting a feel for the soft features of financial service providers? My biggest criterion in purchasing financial services, such as bank accounts or investment accounts, aside ...
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Does anyone have experience with Community Exchange Systems?

I am interested to know if anyone has participated in a Community Exchange System, where the currency of exchange of goods and services is completely information-based - in other words, there is not ...
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Pros and cons of using a personal assistant service to manage your personal finances?

Does anybody use a personal assistant, virtual (like asksunday.com) or in-person to manage personal finances? If so what is your experience like? My situation is fairly complex and i'd like to save ...
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Help! I've cancelled their service, but this company continues to bill my credit card an annual fee. What can I do?

An alarm company I've long since cancelled continues to bill my credit card, year after year, claiming they never received my emailed cancellation. What is available to me through my bank credit card,...
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What is the appropriate amount to tip people in the service industry? Is there a guideline or a rule? [closed]

I've heard 10%, 15% and 20% for restaurant servers, but which is it? Should the tax be taken into account? What about alcohol? And how much to tip my hair-stylist? Paperboy? Mail carrier? Should I ...