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  1. Expat Tax
    Hi there! I was an american living in Germany until Jan 1 2018, when my german maternity leave started. I came back to the USA to have my baby and because I had maternity benefits, I received a paycheck each month until March. We decided to stay in the USA and now I am just trying to figure out...
  2. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    Hi I realise this is a tax question and not necessarily a immigration related question, but here goes anyway. I am a South African and British citizen. I have been living in the UK for some years but am returning to South Africa for a few years (or possibly forever). I have an offer from a...
  3. Expat Tax
    Dear ExpatForum friends, I have talked to many people about this (lawyers, accountants, tax professionals, etc...), and I am hoping to find a good pathway moving forward, so I appreciate your help and insights. I have read similar threads on Expatforum, but I still can't really make up my mind...
  4. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Dears As I am moving permanently to Australia/Melbourne next month, I have an issue with transferring my savings, and would like to hear your advice. My money is in my bank account in Saudi Arabia, what is the best way to transfer them without loosing much due to the high exchange rate set by...
  5. USA Expat Forum for Expats Living in the USA
    I am a US citizen who went to work in Dubai about 6 years ago. While there, I acquired credit cards and was making regular payments. I ended up losing my job & had to come back to the US and was unable to make good on my UAE credit card debt. Now a collection agency in the US who has the debt is...
  6. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi, Does anyone know if a French National, taken by ambulance and treated in a Hospital in Hawaii while on holiday, can use the French NHS to cover all or part of the medical bill? The person treated was a 12 year old boy, the son of 2 French citizens. They paid over 700 dollars up front...
  7. Philippines Expat Forum
    I would like to major in International Studies or Political Science in the Philippines and study Japanese as well. Will my bachelor's be honored or recognized by international NGOs or a United Nations agency if I were to seek employment? Some people have told me that majoring in these...
  8. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello! I am applying for the VAF4A visa as an unmarried partner. I am currently filling out the Personal Details and Travel History section and it asks, "Have you travelled outside your country of residence, excluding to the UK or a Commonwealth Country, in the last 10 years?" I have worked...
  9. Other Asia
    In the past, expat foreign teachers working in China without a "Z" visa (work visa) were usually detained for a day, fined $150 and given a warning along with 30 days to get the right visa. In July of 2013 all of that became ancient history. Now the warnings have been replaced with deportations...
  10. Thailand Expat Forum for Expats Living in Thailand
    I am trying to research the best way for me to get my money in Thai Baht utilizing a credit/debit card. I have applied for an extended stay retirement Visa for Thailand and will need to have a cost effective way to get money. Most cards I have talked to (Amex, Visa, Chase etc.) all charge a fee...
  11. Other Asia
    Hellow Everyone, My name is Gregg and I am the Co-Administrator of the China Foreign Teachers Union which is a100% volunteer group of expats working and living in China. We do not sell nor promote nor advertise any product service. I joined up here today to answer any questions you may have...
  12. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello all again! SO it is that time of the year again for us Americans to do our taxes. I was in the US for the majority of 2013 and had some hospital bills so it is my duty to do my taxes. All was going swimmingly until they asked for my husband's SSN which, since he is French he does not...
  13. Mexico Expat Forum for Expats Living in Mexico
    I'm reaching out to a few international tax lawyers that I've found online, looking for professional help... I was hoping that I might get some useful information from you guys as well! So here's the situation: I'm an Android developer. I work from home creating games, that are then sold...
  14. Other Asia
    Due to all the FTs who believed the BS of the shady recruiters and scam agents persuaded to come work illegally in China on F or L visas, the Chinese visa police have been making random checks at schools all over China this month and rounded up scores of foreign teachers for fines and...
  15. Other Middle East & Africa
    My husband has accepted a job working in Kurdistan. His company is a Turkish company. He will be on a 28 day on and 28 day home in the USA type of rotation. Can we qualify for the foreign earned tax? He will be issued a foreign residency card along with a work visa. Any help would be much...
  16. Expat Tax
    Hello All: Just got off the phone with Joe from the IRS helpline and after explaining my situation, he advised me to get some professional help just in time before he completely hung up on me. I have been perusing the forums and have not found a situation exactly like mine nor answers to my...
  17. UAE Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UAE
    :) hello! i am wondering if there is any other must-visit sightseeings in UAE, except for Dubai?? i am new in town, and have only explored Dubai. Abu Dhabi is definitely one destination, how about others? thx for suggestions!
  18. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hello I was wondering if anyone here would be able to guide me on how i can go about applying to a few universities in spain? The truth is i am lost, there are no application forms online and i really need a guide.
  19. Expat Tax
    I'm currently going through my us tax return using Turbo Tax and have got to the point where I need to record the interest from my UK bank accounts at Lloyds TSB. I've looked at my UK bank statments for my 3 accounts, worked out their max values, and totalled up the Net Interest for the year...
  20. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    If you are a resident in France, but own a limited company in another country, say England, you can pay yourself through a salary or dividends. I would like to know how much tax you need to pay the French government in either case. I found one source on the Internet saying that if you are paid...
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