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How can I cash a US cashier check in Sweden?

I have a cashier check from the US. I live in Sweden, and the Swedish bank will not accept it. What can I do?
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As a US citizen, can I continue to receive my social security benefits while visiting Sweden for an extended period?

I'm planning to visit Sweden for around 80 days as a tourist (I'm a US citizen), and I would like to know what the rules regarding receiving social security benefits are when you are away from the US ...
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probate / inheritance proceedings - consolidation of all assets - giving out bank books to executor

I am in the process of a probate/inheritance since a relative of mine died. There are different kinds of assets which the executor I hired to process the probate needs to consolidate. He already ...
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What can I do when a vendor will only refund to the same card I used if I have cancelled that card?

I paid for a conference with a credit card (about 10 months in advance before the event). The amount was taken from my card in a few weeks. About 3 months later, I cancelled this credit card as I ...
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What does "22/30" mean when talking taxes and selling an apartment?

I really tried to think through this and search before asking. I hate having to ask questions. On this webpage, on the Swedish IRS' website. It says: Om du säljer en privatbostadsrätt med vinst ska ...
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For this one case, would my Bitcoin-to-fiat conversion be tax free?

The situation: I currently have 1 BTC left. I originally had many more. Over the years, I have spent a total of $14,648 USD to buy Bitcoin every now and then. According to Swedish tax rules, I have to ...
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Why are taxes so complicated if they really want to be paid?

I'm now 36 years old. In spite of really trying, numerous times, I have never been able to feel as if I even "vaguely" grasp the basic tax concepts for my country (Sweden) or any other for ...
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Where does "state tax" come into the picture in Sweden?

Having never had anyone clearly explain this to me, I'm trying to figure out how much taxes the government wants me to pay. In particular, I'm confused about the concept of a separate "state tax&...
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Is it legal and possible for me to start a "tax haven" account in some distant country while still living in Sweden?

I have just realized that if I ever sell my Bitcoin for fiat, the Swedish government is going to tax 30% of it. Yes, it's "only" on the "gains", but since I primarily bought them ...
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Loss for currency exchange, is this taxable/deducible?

Hej, I live in Sweden since 2019. I had money in a US Bank account (earned in 2018 and 2019) that was sitting there without being invested. I've therefore decided to transfer it to SEK and start ...
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Is $3,7 USD for 340 grams/11.9 oz of "creamy" Skippy-brand peanut butter expensive from an American's perspective? [closed]

Right now, in Sweden, a small-feeling 340 g (which is apparently 11.9 oz) jar of "Skippy creamy peanut butter" is, translated to current USD value, $3.7 USD. I think it has been around this ...
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Pay Swedish Burial Fee (Begravningsavgift) when just moved to Sweden?

I moved to Sweden during 2019 and I am now doing my Swedish tax declaration for the 1st time (related to the '19 income). I read here (Skatteverket Begravningsavgift) that this fee is paid by those ...
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How is the Swedish income tax when compared to that of the US?

Calculating the income tax does not seem easy like solving a single formula. I tried to use online calculators, but the results widely varied by sites, so it may be more accurate to ask someone who ...
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Is an iOS app sale considered taxable income? [duplicate]

This year I sold an iOS app to a company in Sweden. I was wondering how taxes work 1 with a mobile app sale? 2 how does it being an international transaction affect its taxation? (I’m in the United ...
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Sweden: Tax in Sweden on Income from the US

Hej, During 2019, I've worked in Sweden for 9 months and temporarily in the US for < 3 months (during which I requested unpaid leave from my normal Swedish employment). I am aware that I need to ...
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Guidance of Offered Salary with Mandatory Expenses - Gothenburg

I have 6.9 years of experience in IT industry and 6.6 years of experience in DEVOPS skills which includes automation of deployment, Jenkins, Artifactory, Ansible, Artifactory, Dockerization and ...
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What is the best payment plan for buying a vehicle?

I recently started my first job after college/ (Polytechnic? translated from the Swedish word "Yrkeshögskola"). I have worked as a system developer since August where I had my praxis twice before ...
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Sweden: Base salary with taxable benefits

I am discussing a job offer in Sweden and has been offered a base salary with taxable benefits added on top of that. I am happy with the take-home amount but I have the following concerns: What sort ...
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Job offer in Sweden: Confused about the salary breakdown

I have received a job offer in Stockholm for a Software Engineering position and have had a verbal discussion about the same. What I have been informed is that I will receive 31000 krona (after tax) ...
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How to save for pension in Switzerland when moving around?

I am a 28 year old Swedish citizen living in Switzerland as a PhD student. It is possible that I will move internationally one or more times before settling down. I will stay for at least 3 years, ...
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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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Which countries taxes do I need to pay?

I have a question about paying business taxes after you move abroad. I currently own my own business as an online freelancer and work for an umbrella company who manage all my taxes. I'm going to move ...
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Swedish tax agency skatteverket.se reports an higher annual income than actual. How to verify?

I'm expat no longer living in Sweden but need refund form skatteverket.se. The income reported seems higher than actual received. Actual received is reverse calculated from salary and other benefits ...
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Hired by company abroad

Can I work directly for a company abroad (Sweden) in the United States if they do not have a U.S. entity and I'm a U.S. citizen? Or should I set up an LLC and function as a consulting business?
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What taxes or fees should employer pay to keep an employee's work permit and residence safe in Sweden?

I moved to Sweden few month ago due to an employment agreement with some Swedish company. I moved here with my wife, so we both have the personal number and Swedish id card. Also, I have work permit ...
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In the EU, do Deposit guarantee schemes protect forex accounts?

I am mainly concerned with EU regulations, but I assume others would have some interests relating to the situation in the US. Are retail forex trading accounts like those offered by FXCM or GAIN ...
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Employment income in Sweden and self-employment in Ukraine

I hold a double nationality: Swedish and Ukrainian. Currently, I am employed and live in Sweden. Since I'm not a tax resident of Ukraine, I do not declare any taxes there. Next year I may take ...
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Transfer of mutual funds

Say that I have some mutual funds invested in a (Swedish) bank, in Swedish crowns. If I move to another (EU) country, will I be able to transfer the funds without cashing them? This would imply ...
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How to properly calculate tax in Sweden?

I am trying to understand how to properly calculate income tax in Sweden. Assuming a gross monthly income of 40.000 SEK and a municipality tax of 32.4% suggest tax of 12.960SEK. Is it reasonable to ...
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Do I declare money earned outside Sweden?

I am presently resident in Sweden, but I am not Swedish. However, I do all my work outside the country for a foreign company and leave my money outside, only bringing in what I need. I am tax ...
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Question About Tax Situation While Living Abroad - Need Advice

I have a somewhat unique situation, and I'm not sure how to handle. I moved to Sweden with my girlfriend late 2015 because she obtained a job in Sweden. I was able to come along and establish Swedish ...
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Savings account with fixed interest or not?

Me and my wife are renting our apartment and we're both students with part time jobs. We are saving up for a condo more suitable to our needs, we would like to have our down payment within five years. ...
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How to decide if I should take my money with me or leave it invested in my home country?

I live in Brazil and next week I'm gonna move to Sweden. I'll stay there for the next two years with a scholarship that covers all my living expenses. I have some money here (in BRL) that I won't need ...
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Acquiring first office clothes

I'm currently a student who will be starting out in a position where business attire is almost a given. The thing is that saving up for suits, a change of shirts and dress shoes seems very hard on the ...
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What is a reasonable International Bank Draft Fee for cashing a cheque in Sweden from a friend in Scotland?

I have received an Internation Bank Draft from a friend in Scotland, made out in Swedish Kroner. I went to my bank here in Sweden and they said it would cost around 60 Euro to cash the cheque which is ...
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Will I get taxed on withdrawals from Real Cash Economy games?

I'm a Dutch (from the Netherlands) player of a game called Entropia Universe. Entropia Universe is a game owned by MindArk. MindArk is a company located in Sweden. Entropia Universe is a game that ...
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Swedish Eurocard Credit Card

What are the currency conversion changes for Eurocard credit card issued in Sweden? The official website is in Swedish and hard to navigate to locate this information.
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Best way to get started as a young engineer student trying to get into the financial world [duplicate]

to start of with I want to explain my situation. I'm a young student in my early twenties in my last year to finish my bachelor in engineering. I have literally searched for months now on Google and ...
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I work in both Sweden and Australia - should I declare Australian based income overseas?

I am an Australian citizen working in both Sweden and Australia. I have been in Sweden for just over 3 years, my partner is Swedish. I travel to Australia regularly, at least twice a year, where I ...
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International Bank Account Only For USD For Student

I am not sure whether I use the right terminology in the heading, since I call the bank account which has only USD "international bank account" because it is not in euros. I need only USD for online ...
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How do I purchase stocks at a US IPO from overseas and as non-US citizen?

Can I still contact US brokers directly? I think you need to be a US resident to create an etrade.com account, right?
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Is it allowed to use someone else's credit cards if you have permission from them?

My partner is always telling me to use this or that card of his when I need to go out shopping. He's the only one of the two of us with a credit card. I get a bit paranoid that the people in the shop ...
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