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  1. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello, First time posting on the site, excited to see what help is out there! I am an English antiques dealer who has an established antiques business in the UK, now living in Provence and have now opened a small antiques shop in L’isle sur la Sorgue. I am now however finding I am a little lost...
  2. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    I just got the confirmation from MATCO.ae that the last date for VAT registration in UAE is not extending this time. Even the registrations happening after the 4th of December 2017 are registered in a separate quota at the end of Federal Taxation Authority of UAE. Can anyone else confirm me...
  3. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi all, We're moving back to France after being back in the US for only one year. During that time we bought a car - a 2015 Mini that's been driven for the past year. And as an alternative to selling it here and buying another one when we arrive in France, we are considering having it shipped...
  4. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello, I am not an expat or have any intention of moving to France, however I am on a motorcycle expedition around the world, my motorcycle is in France now and I need to ship all my personal motorcycle gear from Australia to France before I head into Africa. I desperately do not want to get...
  5. Other Europe
    Hi All Your help is much appreciated as answers to these questions are still unclear after reading both Dutch Tax office and Chambers of Commerce(KvK) websites. 1) Correct to understand that as a freelancer working just for my self, registering a company (at KvK) is optional and up to me to...
  6. Cyprus Expat Forum for Expats Living in Cyprus
    Hi We are moving to Cyprus (Larnaca) in February and are opening a new but small Business We have been trying to organise with a Lawyer in Larnaca to set up the Business before we get there, we at first assumed it would be similar to the UK, but after research and discussions we have found it...
  7. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    Hi all My first post. I have a house in Cape Town and plan to start a 'swallow' style life this October. Will I get hit with import duty and VAT if I send a small container of household goods for my CT house? A removal company just told me I will have nothing to pay on the other end. But if...
  8. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    I'm not actually moving to France, just going over for 6 months. But I would like to ship a bunch of clothes/shoes/etc so to not have to haul all that stuff through the airport/train station. If I do this, will I have to pay duty/VAT on these items? And how would I even place a value on them...
  9. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Sorry if this is redundant, but I tried searching and couldn't find an answer (or maybe I was just blind and couldn't see it). Anyway... I am preparing for my move to the UK next week from Hong Kong and I have at least two 30kg boxes to send via Hong Kong Post. My question is: is there any...
  10. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi all, I'm moving (fingers crossed for spouse visa approval) from Southern California to the UK. Has anyone heard of some kind of VAT waiver on personal items being shipped to the UK for those holding settlement visas? A representative that I spoke to from one of the international shipping...
  11. Expat Tax
    Hi, I have dual citizenship in the US and Canada and have settled in Germany. My German is not good enough yet to tackle online info sites. My question is about VAT registration and how to determine whether I need to register for it and whether I need to charge VAT on sales within...
  12. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hello could someone who as already moved from the UK, and is also a self employed person, who earns his or hers income from the UK, but lives in Spain please get back to me with regards with my questions. I would like to know for sure about the following I have built up a drop- ship business...
  13. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    I think this may have been covered before, but I want to make sure I have it correct based on current guidelines. I am American and have been living in the UK for over 2 1/2 years. I have personal items being stored at my mother's house in the States and have been trying to bring them back when...
  14. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    Hello All, My partner (SA citizen) and I (US Citizen) have been living in Cape Town for some months now, and we are expecting our spousal visa any day. I have just secured a job working as an independent consultant, which will not require me to have proof of a formal working permit. I would...
  15. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi again. I'm in the process of calculating budgets for a planned retirement in France and would like to check with this group of very helpful and knowledgeable people about a few questions regarding taxes in France: the ISF, income tax, and "other" taxes that may be unexpected to a new expat...
  16. Germany Expat Forum for Expats Living in Germany
    Hi there!! I am trying to register as a freelance here in Berlin. One of the job I have is to provide an architectural documentation for a office in Paris. 1) if Architecture freelancers in Germany are obligated to file for VAT. 2) if the company is situated in France, I would have to pay...
  17. Greece Expat Forum for Expats Living in Greece
    I have a US yacht in Greece & I’m a US citizen and I want to ship parts to Greece for the vessel, but should not have to pay vat on the parts since I’m only passing thru- has anyone done this or know where I can find the info to help me along- its normally called a Yacht in transit-
  18. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    We have just bought a house in southwest France and will be returning to France from the US in December. We have a one-year visa, and we intend to eventually become residents. We want to ship or mail several boxes of clothes, photos, household wares. What is the best way to do this? Will the...
  19. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    We are relocating to Valencia April 1st and wish to buy a Spanish car. Our NIE application will be processed at the local Spanish embassy so we should be able to buy a car on the day we arrive. Now, I have been searching for used cars on autoscout24.es and see that some of them adds a little...
  20. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    I understand that this was increased to 8% in July 2010 at time when the whole Property market remains quite depressed and banks will not issue mortgages. However, since I paid 7% ITP to purchase my prime home property in 2004, now being well over 65 yrs of age. What's the situation should I...
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