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  1. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi, I will be applying for my second FLR(M) visa (unmarried) next year. Last time I applied, we had both been working for our employers for ages, so things were pretty straight forward. This time around, I am employed but he is self-employed. At the moment I am unsure if either of us will make...
  2. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi, My husband (European National) is going to apply for PR after 5 years living in the UK. However, during almost 1 year, he was self-employed, doing several activities while he was job seeking and more of the income he received was in the form of cash in hand. In my opinion, this makes the...
  3. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    A story of misfortune: I am a Pakistan national living in the UK on refugee settlement (ILR) status. I applied for a spouse visa on March 2017 when I was on refugee leave to remain status when we were not married. I also applied for entry clearance in pre-flight instead of post-flight. However...
  4. Portugal Expat Forum for Expats Living in Portugal
    Hi, I'm a freelancer software developer originally from the UK, but living in Spain currently. I'm considering how tax would look if I was to reside in Portugal, as Spanish tax is a little aggressive as a sole-trader, at least compared to the UK. My clients are mostly businesses in the UK or...
  5. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    I'm a US citizen currently living in Finland on a specialist work visa. My work is computer programming, and I have a bachelor's degree and 4 years of professional experience. While in Finland, I worked for a Finnish company before resigning at the end of the probationary period, so I'm...
  6. USA Expat Forum for Expats Living in the USA
    Hi there, I'm a US citizen moving back to the USA from the UK. I was self-employed part-time in the UK between 2016-2017. My earnings totalled up to 3900 pounds which is quite a low amount, so I am curious as to whether I need to file my taxes to the IRS for this time period. I was a student...
  7. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hey guys, I'm working as a mobile developer with 3.5 years of experience. Now I'm planning to quit my job and go full time into self-employment. In the meanwhile, I'm also planning to apply for Australian PR in the next 3-4 months. I have a few doubts about how self-employment will affect me in...
  8. Articles: Europe
    European citizens who are self-employed in another European Union state and become unemployed can continue to have the right to live in the country, a court has ruled. The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled in favour of a plaster from Romania who had been working in Ireland. He...
  9. Expat Tax
    Hi, Fairly simple questions (I hope!) on behalf of my wife, a US citizen now long-term resident in UK (over 20 yrs). (I do her IRS filings for her - she always files as "Married, filing separately", as I am a Brit with no US income at all, also resident in UK). In previous years she was...
  10. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Do people get rejected because the EEA national claimed wrong category? Eg. "self-employed" because they started a business a week earlier, but actually all the strong evidence included shows they have been "employed" for a year before that? In other words, person is qualified and sends...
  11. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello - Does anyone have the name of an accountant who can certify self-employed income as outlined in Appendix FM-SE? My husband is a self-employed musician, and his accounts are really simple and straightforward. We don't have a lot of money, and thus far I've been quoted extortionate amounts...
  12. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Dear All, New user here so apologies if I get stufdf wrong/this has been done before. I'm sure in fact that it has, but please indulge me if you would as everyone's story is different. I met my fiancee five years ago when she was a student here on a year abroad program. We became partners and...
  13. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi Forum, Following a fiscal "urgence" at my place of employment, my boss has offered to bring me on for contract work at the close of my normal contract for occassional assignments. I'm not opposed, per se, but I have a question about the taxes. Is there a certain income point I should aim...
  14. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi everybody, I am new on this forum! I am a 33 year old freelance network engineer from The Netherlands and like to work in Australia for a short time (6 - 12 months). I will operate in Australia but prefer to use my company registered in the Netherlands. Obviously I have some questions...
  15. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi there I'm heading off to my PEO appointment on Monday and my accountant has just prepared my accounts. She noted that I had made some mistakes in my claims and I'm going to amend my tax return asap. However, my SA 302, which arrived a while ago, will now have a different amount than my tax...
  16. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi there, This is a long post, but I have so many issues/questions that I thought it would be better to combine them all instead of making several different posts! I hope that's okay. :) I'm still in the process of booking my PEO appointment which will hopefully be done by tomorrow (as my...
  17. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello, I am applying to renew my family visa using form FLR(M) from within the UK. I am combining non-salaried employed pay along with self-employed earnings. According to the guidance forms, this means I need to use the same financial year for my non-salaried pay as I am using for my...
  18. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Dear all, I'm in the process of naturalisation. I'm an EEA citizen (Spain) and I've been self-employed for 9 years in UK. I used the last 5 years to proof I've been exercising treaty rights. But I've recently received a letter from Home Office saying I haven't proofed I've been exercising...
  19. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello all, I have spent a lot of time reading this great forum and have found it very helpful. I'm hoping maybe to get some advice about my specific situation as I'm unclear on how to proceed... I have been a self-employed website developer for the last 6 years with steady, reliable income...
  20. Expat Tax
    Hello, I am a US citizen who is self-employed and I am putting together my US taxes for 2014. Last year I was told to file Schedule C-EZ since my expenses were less than the equivalent of $5,000, however, this year they exceeded that amount and from what I understand I must fill in the...
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