Austria hosts about more than one million of foreigners working in various sectors. As the economy changes, the job demand differs as well, but still, tourism sector is the most requested area in order to find an easy and seasonal job. Quite a lot, unfortunately, don’t know anything about income tax and tax refund. So what to do if you want to work in Austria and comply with the Austrian regulations? Read article
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is a new tax bill voted into law in the United States.Here is how it affects J1 Visa students working and travelling in the USA in 2018. Read article
So you live in Malta, but not just because of the sunny beaches and the astonishing waves? Well, if you are also a worker there, employed or self-employed, we have good news for you! Read article
Nowadays there are many jobs that can be done on cruise ships or cargo ships. You could cover different types of job, ranging from bars to sales, restaurants, entertainment, fitness, and many others. Instead workers on cargo ships are employed in the boarding operations, security, travel, storage and others. Read article
How do family policies change through Europe? Who is entitled to them and for how long? Find out which countries are the best parental leave payers. Here we compare Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Iceland, Belgium and Norway in a comprehensive overview of what local rules are and how they differ in our elderly dear Europe. Read article
Lots are moving to Spain for a year or two to work and travel, enjoying the country. But what happens when it’s time for a tax return? Here some helpful tips about Spanish fiscal system! Read article
Most of those who work or study in Norway omit to claim their deductions to the Norwegian tax administration. Keep your eyes on your Selvangivelse form before it is too late! Here are some tips for you, dear expat! Read article
If you were there as a student or with a working holiday visa, hurry up to get your overpaid tax back! New Zealand tax year ended up on the 31st of March. From now until the 7th of July, be ready to apply for your tax refund! Read article
Every employee has already received his PAYE-P60 for 2017. In this document, you will find the summary of your earnings and the tax you paid last year. Unfortunately, many expats forget to claim their allowances before they apply for a tax refund. Find out what allowance you are entitled to and how you can apply for it! Read article
The tax year in the UK is finished on 5th April 2018. Starting from this date, you will receive your P60, a document that resumes your British income. It also lists the amount of tax your employer deducted from your salary for the whole tax year. Read article
In Canada fiscal year ends up at the end of December (01/01-31/12).The deadline for file your tax return, and so your tax refund, is before April 30. Read article
Every year many expats don’t apply for their tax refund as they simply don’t know it is possible! Here we explain how to refund your taxes. Read article
Here you can find easy guidelines about allowances and rights in the Netherlands for those who works there for a limited period or just arrived. Read article
Your tax return and your tax refund may change.
Last year Luxembourg modified fiscal law bringing in many adjustments; primarily rising the ceiling applicable for certain deduction and adding new deductibles. Rules for non-resident married couples were changed as well.
But how may Luxembourg fiscal reform affect your next tax return? What are the relating implications your tax refund claim? Read article
Lots of foreigners work nowadays in the Czech Republic and many of them don’t know that it is possible to get back their overpaid taxes. You may be one of them. Read article
Foreigners that work and pay taxes in Belgium are entitled to a certain allowance, as well as they can be entitled to apply for a tax refund. Read article
For those who work in Germany, every fiscal year ends up with your LBS. Moreover, every employer is legally obliged to issue it to every employee. Read article
Child benefit in Austria is one of the best child allowance in Europe. It can be granted by the State, by the Region and/or by the city you live in. The best thing to do is to find out what are the conditions you must meet to apply. Read article
What is a Sufinummer, a Burgerservicenummer and a DigiD? Those who work in the Netherlands still can have some doubts about them. Here we explain what they are for and how you can apply for them Read article
Every year a huge number of students askfor a permit to go to the USA. Most of them opt for a J1 visa. Last year forexample about 90.000 were accepted to work in USA with a J1.Read article
Germany announced changes in payments of child benefits for all employees having kids applicable as of January 2018. All applicants who apply for child benefits later than 1st January will receive the benefits only for 6 months back as opposed to current 4 years. For example, if you apply in January 2018 you will receive benefits for your kid(s) from June 2017.Read article
Norway applies the highest income tax in the world and it belongs to the so-called “Scandinavian system”, namely a dual income tax system. This means that your wage and pension income is taxed on a progressive base, while your capitals (your house, or your interests, also from abroad) are taxed with a flat rate.
If you are deemed as a resident in Norway, you will be taxed on your worldwide income; on the other hand non-residents (those who spend less than 183 consecutive days in the country) will only pay taxes on the income earned in Norway.
If you have just arrived in Norway, you must ask for a National identity number (NIN), a unique number used by legal authorities for a range of purposes, including pay taxes. In case you are set to work in Norway for less than 6 months, you will be assigned a D-number.
Every employee or self-employed will need this digit to retrieve a tax deduction card or an exemption card, is an electronic document which shows how much tax has to be deducted from the gross salary; this amount is named tax deduction or withholding tax. If you think you will earn NOK 55,000 or less, you can order an exemption card and your employer will not deduct the tax.
Norway’s tax year starts on the 1st of January and ends on the 31st of December. The system works on a preventive way: starting from the 4th of April you receive a tax return, namely the Selvangivelse form, that resumes your income, the tax you paid and, eventually, the debt you have from the previous year. In case of debt, our suggestion is to recalculate how much you owe to the Norwegian government and be sure there was no mistake in their calculation.
So, once you receive your Selvangivelse, you should check all your info in it and all the tax deductions applied to your case; then finally, you must send it back by the 30th of April. In case you overpaid your tax, you can claim a tax refund. If you think you cannot send the document before that date, it is possible to have an extension of up to 1 month (so up to the end of May) but you will still need to apply for it before the end of April.
The Norwegian tax administration allows you to apply for a refund up to 3 years back from the end of filing tax return period, that is on the 30th of April 2018. This means that if you applied before this deadline, you will have your tax refund for the tax year 2015.
It is really important to check and file your tax return in the right way. First of all pay attention to your marital status, your household, your total income during the year, your childcare allowance because it may be extended in some cases. Norway allows special deductions for foreigners, and in case you are a sea-worker, working at least for 130 days in the sea during the tax year, you are entitled to a special tax regime.
Once you send back your tax return, you will receive a tax assessment starting from the 27th of June. It will assert if you owe money to Norway or whether Norway owes you a tax refund. Still, if you are not sure about how much tax you paid in your tax assessment, you can claim a review of your financial status, but it will take more than 4 months.
A lot of people give up before they start to apply, but you are still on time. You can apply with Dendax and be sure you will have your money back easy and soon. Use Dendax Online Calculator to get an immediate esteem of your tax refund: it’s free, fast and tested!