Questions tagged [working-abroad]

This tag should be used for question related to issues when one is working away from the home country. When used, the question should clearly state the home country and the country where the work is being done. Ideally this should also be accompanied by 2 country tags and other relevant topic tags.

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Double taxation on Americans working abroad?

I am an American. I am currently living in the UK. The UK will tax me on my income here. The US will also tax me on my income if I make more than a certain amount. Can anyone tell me what that ...
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U.S. citizen hired in U.S. but working and resident abroad. How should my employer be handling my taxes?

I am a U.S. citizen living abroad. I was hired as an employee of a small U.S. company with the understanding that I would be working from outside the USA. I am pretty sure my employer is not ...
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Can I take personal loan in UK and send the proceeds to parents abroad?

I am an EU citizen and have been working many years in UK. I don't have any debts, but do possess a good credit score thanks to using a credit card all that time. My parents are thinking of buying a ...
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Is it legal to move to a different US state before moving out of the country to avoid paying state income tax abroad?

Today I've learned that Americans have to pay state income tax based on their last residency address, even if they relocate overseas. So let's say you know you will be moving from the US to another ...
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Do Americans working overseas pay state taxes?

I've been reading some questions about Americans paying taxes to the US while living and working overseas. I've also been looking around at some linked websites, but I haven't seen anything regarding ...
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Wandering EU worker: Pension / retirement fund if working in multiple countries?

I am European, always worked in Europe in many different countries, and I have pension funds scattered around all the old continent. The EU legal system does not allow pension fund transfer among ...
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American living abroad and not working for an American company - tax reporting and bank accounts

I hope this question is appropriate for SE Money but based on this one I think it is U.S. citizen, working for U.S. company, living in Mexico: Where do I pay taxes? If you are an American citizen not ...
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Working abroad in Australia, what is involved financially and administratively?

I've always dreamed of making it down to Australia to work, intentionally for the long term but would probably go for 1 year as a "trial" (or at least force myself to go that long) What would the ...
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How should I split my salary between bank accounts when working abroad?

I am living in Canada and have accepted a temporary position in Kuala Lumpur for a year or two. The company has asked how much of my salary should be deposited in my Canadian account and how much in ...
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Are US citizens required to have a US bank account to receive Social Security while living abroad?

My daughter and I are US citizens and we reside in Moscow, RF. My former wife and the mother of my daughter died recently. She was a US citizen and was living in the USA. Due to her mother's loss, my ...
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Taxes for citizen of EU country #1 living in EU country #2 and working from home for non-EU country #3?

I'm an Italian citizen, looking to move to Czech Republic; I'm going to work from home for a Turkish company. Who do I pay taxes to, and what kind of taxes? Also, when do I start reporting what I ...
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If I am Indian citizen residing in US and earning there, do I have to pay taxes to India?

Say, I am an Indian citizen and living and working in US, do I still have to pay some taxes to Indian government? My first thought is why should I be paying taxes to Indian government because neither ...
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If I work abroad and earn money in that country, does UK tax apply to it?

If I earn income working abroad and it goes into a bank account not in the UK - say for example I was teaching english, would it be liable for uk tax? If the money went into a UK bank account would ...
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I live in Brazil, I have no US bank account and received a US Treasury check. How do I get my money?

I'm an US citizen living abroad who has no US bank account and that got a tax refund from the IRS. I have and frequently use a Paypal account, but Paypal accounts for people living outside the US ...
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Can the UK student loan company stop a graduate from moving abroad?

I'm just worried about hearing that a lot of people move to avoid repayments. I do not intend to not pay back the loan. I want to move to join my bf and then get married. I always have wanted to move ...
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How to keep an eye on identity theft while away and out of the country?

Greetings, I have been relocated by my company to the US and lived there for a few years. Now I'm back home. Being away I'm suspecting that I'm more susceptible to identity thefts. I'm looking for a ...
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Is it possible to work in a country and pay taxes in another within the EU?

As an EU citizen and within the EU, is it possible to remotely work in one country and pay taxes in another? My particular case would be: Employed, registered and paying taxes in Ireland Living in ...
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Non resident working for a UK company from abroad and receiving on UK account - taxable?

I have been living in UK for 1 year and working for an UK company for the past months. Then my visa expired and I returned to my home in Brazil. However me and that company intend to keep me working ...
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Foreign Earned Income Exclusion when working for a US company remotely

I'm a US citizen who lives and works in California. I've been looking at a possibility of working remotely and living abroad. My understanding is that when it comes to state taxes, you pay income tax ...
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Capital gains while living abroad?

Let's say I'm a U.S citizen and have money in a brokerage account at a U.S institution, but I have moved to Germany. Let's imagine that this money generates capital gains. Assuming that I have to pay ...
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Taxes when remote working for a Swiss company whilst living in the UK?

In the scenario where I'm living in the UK and working remotely for a Swiss company. Who should I pay income tax to? I would be declared self employed in the UK.
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Working remotely and live in 6 countries annually - where will I pay my tax

Working as a software engineer for a French company and working fully remote. The contract is freelance so I am paid the full amount and required to file & pay taxes myself. I will be living in ...
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Strategy for purchasing first property abroad

My partner and I have lived in the north of the UK for 1.5 years and are thinking of purchasing a property there. We would like to spend around £180k on the property. We have about £30k savings in the ...
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Applying for Unemployment Benefits with some complications

I'm currently a student at Cornell University, where I pay for a monthly rent of about 780 dollars per month. I need a little more money to keep up my payments, but a job is simply not an option with ...
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What range of fee should I expect to pay a provider, to convert 401k or 403b to IRA?

We now live overseas and are looking at converting 401k, 403b to IRA. US citizen, resident overseas for a long period. What range of fees would reputable providers charge for this service?
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Working abroad - should I pay National Insurance contributions?

I am a 39 year old British citizen. For the next year, possibly longer, I will be living and working in Thailand. I have a working visa, will be working for a Thai company and will be paying local ...
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Who can I get to help me roll my 401(k) into an IRA when I live overseas?

When I lived in the US, I contributed for a number of years with my employer to the company 401(k). When I then moved abroad, I found it difficult to stay in touch with my 401(k). The toll-free ...
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Do I have to pay taxes on income earned abroad?

I'll be making about $80,000 a year in a regular job in a company established in the U.K. I'm single with no dependents. Do I have to pay any taxes in the U.S for this income earned abroad?
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Working in Iran for foreign company

I'm Iranian and as you know we are under sanctions. I'm a computer programmer. Can I work for a company (for example in US, UK or Germany) and earn my income while staying in Iran? Is it possible to ...
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Swiss citizen work from abroad for UK company - tax queries

I am a Swiss citizen and have been in the UK for two years. I am now working from home for my company for the forseeable future. I already spent around five months working from home during the first ...
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Can a UK citizen work remotely in the UK for a Spanish company?

I am looking for a job in Spain working remotely from the UK. Do you know how this works? Will I need to pay income tax both in the UK and Spain? This will change after the Brexit? Thank you in ...
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UK student loan default payment for living abroad is lower than how much I should pay based on earning. Can I just pay the default?

I'd like to preface this by saying that if I am legally required to pay the higher amount, then of course I will. But as any human (presumably), I would prefer to pay less. I am also on Plan 1 for ...
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US Citizen married to EU citizen, working for UK company and remotely for US company - Taxes?

A bit confusing to word the question, but I am a US citizen with a 5-year visa allowing me to work and live in the UK full-time (family member visa - wife is EU citizen). I work remotely as an ...
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Joint or separate IRA from 401(k) and 403(b), for couple moved abroad

My spouse and I moved overseas. We are considering converting our 401(k) and 403(b) to self-directed IRAs. What would be the pros and cons of combining both, in 1 IRA, versus 2 individual IRAs?
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How should I specify income that was saved abroad on my children's FAFSA?

I lived and worked in London (even though I'm an American) for the last 5 years, and now I'll be heading back to the states. My children are about to start college and I have money saved in an ...
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Got a work offer but asked for my first visa digits

I live in Lebanon and I made an account on Linkedin. I got a work offer from a company from Canada. They asked me questions about my education, marital status and if I have 12,000$ in my account to ...
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Do I still need to file taxes with the Canadian government if I am working in the U.S. on a TN visa for a few years?

I'm a Canadian citizen working in the U.S. on a TN visa. My work visa is for 3 years and my wife and both parents are living in Canada. I fly back to Canada every 2 weeks, and my wife and I own a car ...
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Can I use foreign health insurance for US taxes?

I am a US citizen living abroad, and I have government-provided health insurance (that is, provided by the government of the country I live in). Does this qualify as health insurance for the purposes ...
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While working overseas my retirement has not gone into a retirement account. Is it going to kill me on the FAFSA?

I am a US citizen but I have worked most of my life overseas. So I qualify for the "foreign earned income exclusion" which makes my tax bill basically zero. Because of this I haven't been trying to ...
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Do I have to pay income tax on contribution to home office rent from company?

My girlfriend and I work for the same company based in the UK, and are being moved to New York City, where we will work from home (aside from some time spent visiting clients, say 20% of the time or ...
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Non-U.S. Citizen Backpacker Working Remotely for U.S. Company

I've worked full-time in the United States for a software development company with a F-1 Visa (OPT). Now, I am going to be traveling and working remotely for that company. Facts: I am not a U.S. ...
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Impatriate Tax Regime

I will be moving to Luxembourg soon and just got to know about this tax regime for expatriates in Luxembourg. I think I am qualified for this regime because I will be getting a European Blue Card once ...
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Student Loan Debt Forgiveness And The Foreign Earned Income Exclusion

The US federal government currently has several student load repayment options (like the income based repayment program). At the end of some specified time period (20 or 25 years) the outstanding ...
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Does India require its citizens to report income wherever they reside and earn (abroad)?

I have read that: "The U.S. requires its citizens to file tax returns reporting their earnings wherever they reside. However, there are some measures designed to reduce the international double ...
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Working remotely in Portugal for a UK based company

I am new to contracting and would like some advice. My situation is: I am a UK citizen and my home is in the UK. I am working in London for a UK based company. I currently work full time as a ...
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Move money out of the UK due to Brexit

I'm a non-British European living in the UK with about £50k in a UK bank account saving to buy a house in Europe. I have a bank account in another European country. With Brexit looming, does it make ...
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Deductions keep increasing on my payslip

I started a new job in October in the UK. My tax code is 1250L. I was deducted 9.68% in October and November 0% on income. 9.68% on NIN. 18.74% in December 9.05% on income. 9.7% on NIN. 24.13% ...
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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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Colombian citizen working for a small US company from abroad

I'm a Colombian citizen working as a consultant for a small US Company. I'm working from abroad (Colombia). My questions are: What form does this US company need to fill out for taxes? Can I pay ...
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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 ...