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A warm welcome to Expat Republic!

Thanks for being part of the Expat Republic family (http://www.expatrepublic.com/)! With events running across The Netherlands you're bound to find some really cool folks you can connect with. We hold various events on a regular basis aimed at bringing people together and having good old fashion fun. Please let us know if you'd like to be an event host or organizer: http://www.expatrepublic.com/contact/

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The Financial Implications Of Being An American Expat

Are you an American or International with a U.S. nexus? Living overseas is a great experience, but at the start of your cross-border professional career or when you decided to move abroad to be a loved one, you might not have been aware what the financial implications of being an American abroad could be. Did you know you would always have to file U.S. taxes on your worldwide income? To many, it still comes as a surprise! But since the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), financial and tax planning has become more challenging, and for many Americans overseas it’s the cause of headache. After all, not complying with U.S. tax regulations may result in bank account lockouts or severe penalties. What’s the webinar about? The webinar will discuss the following topics: - Who is a U.S. person for tax purposes? - Understanding the implications of U.S. FATCA - Filing U.S. expatriate taxes for Americans overseas - Reporting Foreign Bank & Financial Accounts (FBAR) - Resolving FATCA & PFICs issues - Having problems investing in Europe - Offsetting U.S. tax liabilities with an investment portfolio - and much more… Details When: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Time: 08:00PM CEST The webinar will take approximately 45 minutes. Register for this webinar: http://bit.ly/2lxN74G Host David Bellingham CEO & Director at Black Swan Capital Europe David has over 20 years international financial services leadership experience across 6 countries and 3 continents. Having entered the industry in the 1990s as a financial advisor he has led and consulted to companies across Australia, Asia, UK and Europe.

Just Kidding Comedy Rotterdam

Café Stalles

Red rover, red rover send OCTOBER right over! For another night of cracking comedy FRIDAY, October 4th, 8pm at Cafe Stalles in Rotterdam. This month, the incredible Aussie Damian Clark and Scottish legend Vladimir McTavish take the stage! Tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/just-kidding-comedy-rotterdam-friday-oct-4-8pm-tickets-72666019019 Details Date: Friday, October 4, 2019 Time: 8:00pm Show / 7:15 pm Doors Place: Cafe Stalles, Nieuwe Binnenweg 11A, 3014 GA Rotterdam BUY ONLINE TICKETS to avoid disappointment. Tickets are more expensive at the door. BUY TICKETS HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/just-kidding-comedy-rotterdam-friday-oct-4-8pm-tickets-72666019019 Lineup - Damian Clark: Aussie Damian Clark has become one of the hottest tickets in comedy clubs and festivals. Based in Ireland/UK the majority of the year, his new show at the Edinburgh Fringe just won the Amused Moose People’s Champion Award 2018. - Vladimir McTavish: A stand-up comedian and satirist with twenty years’ worth of Edinburgh Fringe performances to his name, Vladimir McTavish is a much-loved staple of the Scottish comedy scene, while his international appearances include the Adelaide Fringe, a sell-out run at the Dunedin Fringe in New Zealand, a nomination for the comedy award at Fringe World in Perth, the Singapore Comedy Festival, the New York Comedy Festival and the Aspen Comedy Festival in Colorado USA. - Rising Star Special Guest Spot - And resident MC Carly Baker (USA) will hold our show together! :::THE ENTIRE SHOW WILL BE IN ENGLISH::: Doors open @ 7:15pm, showtime will be 8:00 sharp. 😉 Online Advance price: 12 Euro Two Person Special: 20 Euro GET TICKETS HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/just-kidding-comedy-rotterdam-friday-oct-4-8pm-tickets-72666019019 As we continue into 2019 we are asking all our guests to purchase your ticket online. Keeps it quick and easy at the door! See the link 😉 See you all there!!!!

Learn To Rollover Your 401K Into An Individual Retirement Account

Do you have a 401k? Are you a cross border professional, have you worked in the United States and do you still have a 401k? That could be a big mistake! Find out during our webinar how you can rollover your 401k into an Individual Retirement Account and how you can regain control of your pension and retirement assets. What’s the webinar about? The webinar will discuss the following topics: - The differences between a 401k and an IRA - Why it might be interesting for you to consider a 401k/ IRA rollover - The advantages of an IRA compared to a 401k - Information on the rollover process. Details When: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Time: 08:00PM CEST The Webinar will take approximately 30 minutes. Register for this Webinar: http://bit.ly/2kr6NXN Host David Bellingham CEO & Director at Black Swan Capital Europe David has over 20 years international financial services leadership experience across 6 countries and 3 continents. Having entered the industry in the 1990s as a financial advisor he has led and consulted to companies across Australia, Asia, UK and Europe.

Professional Networking for HR Professionals

INK Hotel Amsterdam - MGallery by Sofitel

Join us for an evening of professional networking with other Human Resources Professionals! This event is for those looking to expand their professional network in the field of Human Resources. This event is about connecting you with other HR people who can be of assistance and vice versa. Need a sounding board for something? come by. The larger your network the better. This event is also suitable for those looking to make the move into HR. The event is free however registration is appreciated so we can inform the venue. Register via: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/professional-networking-for-hr-professionals-sponsored-by-blue-umbrella-tickets-71714444835 We encourage you to bring: Ideas or topics of discussion which interest you in the field of HR What you need help with. Challenges you're facing with your career or HR related issues. Suggestions of how you can help others. Industries, jobs or companies you'd like to work with. Our community is approximately 100,000 members and we're excited to see how we can help you! We'll meet at 18:45 at INK Hotel in the Pressrom. Everyone pays for their own consumption at the bar. Please ask for Expat Republic when you arrive and the staff will show you the way :o) Register via: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/professional-networking-for-hr-professionals-sponsored-by-blue-umbrella-tickets-71714444835 (when you arrive go to the Pressroom) About our sponsor Blue Umbrella Whether you employ staff, employ yourself as main director of a business (DGA), or hire a domestic servant, you are required to provide payslips, maintain a payroll administration and file your monthly payroll taxes. A sheer complex task we can do for you. Blue Umbrella provides an online secure and personal portal to each of your staff members. Unlimited support, directly accessible by phone, e-mail or website relieves your Human Resources department from many – and often broad – queries from your staff. In order to help your international staff to stay compliant with the Dutch tax rules and regulations, we have a broad set of tax services, which include among others, the following features: online payroll administration online HR administration support income tax return filing provisional income tax return handling of all types of income tax return filings (P, M, C) handling of 30 percent ruling applications handling of motor tax handling of all correspondence with the Dutch Tax Office lodging of appeal with the Dutch Tax Office handling of all allowances dealing with various benefits arrangements See you there, Expat Republic & Blue Umbrella

Past Events

Executive MBA Alumni Panel & Networking Reception

Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel

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