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Jaipur

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Bangalore

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Hong Kong

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Taipei

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Hong Kong

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Bangalore

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Goa

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Bangalore

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Negombo

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Colombo

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Mirissa

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Nuwara Eliya

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Kandy

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Colombo

30ยฐC
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Bangalore

India
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Kuala Lumpur

32ยฐC
Malaysia
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Ho Chi Minh City

31ยฐC
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Da Nang

25ยฐC
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Hoi An

25ยฐC
Vietnam
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Da Nang

25ยฐC
Vietnam
 11 Jan '192d13 Jan '1913 Jan '19
11 Jan '19

Bangkok

32ยฐC
Thailand
 3 Jan '197d10 Jan '1910 Jan '19
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Hanoi

20ยฐC
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Phu Quoc

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Ho Chi Minh City

31ยฐC
Vietnam
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Hyderabad

26ยฐC
India
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18 Dec '18
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Bangalore

India
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Chennai

28ยฐC
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Bangalore

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Hyderabad

26ยฐC
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Bangalore

India
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Bangkok

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Ko Pha Ngan

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Bangkok

32ยฐC
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 13 Oct '1827d9 Nov '189 Nov '18
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Chiang Mai

31ยฐC
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 6 Oct '187d13 Oct '1813 Oct '18
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Phuket

30ยฐC
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Bangalore

India
 
 13 Jul '182mo2 Sep '182 Sep '18
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San Francisco, CA

17ยฐC
United States
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Tax Planning advice (Primarily contracting for US company)


by @kartman92 |  | 7 comments

Hello nomads,

Due to a recent US work visa rejection (H1B), Iโ€™m considering turning to freelancing and being a digital nomad. My former employer (US based start-up) wants me to continue rendering my services as a contractor/freelancer (so I have a confirmed major client and Iโ€™ll probably take on other minor clients on the side). From the get go I want to get my taxes right and I was hoping you seasoned nomads can assist me. Some of the key aspects of my case are:

  1. I hold an Indian passport and as long as I donโ€™t stay in India for 182 days Iโ€™m considered non-resident (No taxes on foreign income as long as services are not rendered in India, otherwise 30% tax).

  2. I may have to visit the US occasionally, so having a tax-residency in a country with a US tax-treaty may be beneficial (I maybe incorrect here).

  3. Iโ€™m willing not to be a perpetual traveller and put down roots in a low tax country that offers easy tax residency with low-taxes.

  4. Will incorporating in a tax-friendly help my case? Or will just perpetual travel be enough to completely avoid taxes?

P.s. If any of you offer sound tax advice for a fee and are aware of international taxation laws (especially US tax laws), do let me know.

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Introduce yourself โ€” who are you, where are you and what do you do?

 

by @coffeeshopceo |  | 670 comments

tl;dr: introduce yourself in this thread.

We must all get sick of the same backpacker travel questions when we meet new friends, I know I do.

You know the ones - where are you from, whereโ€™ve you been, where are you going, what do you do, how long have you been doing it - etc.

The novelty of answering these questions wears off after maybe a week, but theyโ€™re nonetheless insightful and no matter how much we hate them, we find ourselves asking others.

So letโ€™s bring the dreaded backpacker questionnaire to NomadForum and introduce ourselves shall we?

**

  • whatโ€™s your name?
  • where are you from?
  • how long have you been away from home?
  • what do you do?
  • where are you currently?
  • where are you going?
  • what has been memorable for you so far?
  • will you go home anytime soon?
  • what have you learnt during your time as a nomad?
  • [insert your own question here]

**

No need to answer them all if you donโ€™t want to :smile:
But the more you shareโ€ฆ The merrier!

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๐Ÿšฉ Flags collected (8 of 276)

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  • India

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜ Cheap
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    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
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    ๐ŸŒง Feels 41° 106° 31° 87°๐ŸฅตAQI 64
    4mo
    $845 / mo
    7Mbps
    ร—
  • Thailand

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 38° 100° 30° 86°๐ŸฅตAQI 33
    2mo
    $1,330 / mo
    23Mbps
    ร—
  • United States

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 31° 88° 29° 84°AQI 32
    2mo
    $3,221 / mo
    41Mbps
    ร—
  • Vietnam

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜ Cheap
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 43° 109° 32° 89°๐ŸฅตAQI 51
    21d
    $942 / mo
    11Mbps
    ร—
  • Sri Lanka

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜ Cheap
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 38° 100° 30° 86°๐ŸฅตAQI 47
    20d
    $965 / mo
    8Mbps
    ร—
  • Taiwan

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 43° 109° 33° 91°๐ŸฅตAQI 33
    9d
    $1,475 / mo
    20Mbps
    ร—
  • Hong Kong

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿš€ Super fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒค Feels 46° 115° 32° 89°๐ŸฅตAQI 29
    4d
    $2,419 / mo
    70Mbps
    ร—
  • Malaysia

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒค Feels 36° 96° 29° 84°๐ŸฅตAQI 40
    3d
    $1,028 / mo
    16Mbps
    ร—
  • ๐Ÿ›ฌ Most visits

  • Bangkok

    Don't believe the prices on here for an apartment. 686 usd/month refers to an apartment in a high c

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 41° 106° 31° 87°๐ŸฅตAQI 59
    3x
    $1,424 / mo
    25Mbps
    ร—
  • Colombo

    Sri Lanka is a great country to visit and explore on vacation, but it is not good for nomading. The

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜ Cheap
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 38° 100° 30° 86°๐ŸฅตAQI 26
    2x
    $908 / mo
    9Mbps
    ร—
  • Hyderabad

    One of Indiaโ€™s top cities for tech workers

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜ Cheap
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 25° 77° 25° 77°AQI 10
    2x
    $681 / mo
    16Mbps
    ร—
  • Ho Chi Minh City

    It used to have a lot of character and charm but all the construction is making the city lose its cu

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜ Cheap
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 47° 117° 33° 91°๐ŸฅตAQI 52
    2x
    $961 / mo
    16Mbps
    ร—
  • Hong Kong

    Hong Kong is a fabulous city - from big city living, to isolated beaches, outlying islands and hikes

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿš€ Super fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒค Feels 46° 115° 32° 89°๐ŸฅตAQI 29
    2x
    $2,419 / mo
    70Mbps
    ร—
  • Da Nang

    After having lived here for two months, I've got to say that this must be one of the worst places in

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    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 43° 109° 32° 89°๐ŸฅตAQI 50
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    $958 / mo
    16Mbps
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  • San Francisco

    I've been living in SF since 2014 and I have to say Cost of Living is misrepresented. It's a lot mor

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    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜ณ Way too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿš€ Super fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 17° 63° 17° 62°AQI 46
    1x
    $5,559 / mo
    67Mbps
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  • Taipei

    Definitely check out The Key (on near Zhong Xiao Dun Hua station) if living here for more than a mon

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
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    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 46° 115° 34° 93°๐ŸฅตAQI 50
    1x
    $1,917 / mo
    20Mbps
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  • ๐Ÿ›Œ Most time spent

  • San Francisco

    I've been living in SF since 2014 and I have to say Cost of Living is misrepresented. It's a lot mor

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜ณ Way too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿš€ Super fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 17° 63° 17° 62°AQI 46
    2mo
    $5,559 / mo
    67Mbps
    ร—
  • Chiang Mai

    Chiang Mai used to be N.1 for the digital nomad life. It is still great and you can find really chea

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
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    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 38° 100° 30° 87°๐ŸฅตAQI 13
    27d
    $1,057 / mo
    24Mbps
    ร—
  • Bangkok

    Don't believe the prices on here for an apartment. 686 usd/month refers to an apartment in a high c

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 41° 106° 31° 87°๐ŸฅตAQI 59
    21d
    $1,424 / mo
    25Mbps
    ร—
  • Taipei

    Definitely check out The Key (on near Zhong Xiao Dun Hua station) if living here for more than a mon

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 46° 115° 34° 93°๐ŸฅตAQI 50
    9d
    $1,917 / mo
    20Mbps
    ร—
  • Colombo

    Sri Lanka is a great country to visit and explore on vacation, but it is not good for nomading. The

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜ Cheap
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 38° 100° 30° 86°๐ŸฅตAQI 26
    9d
    $908 / mo
    9Mbps
    ร—
  • Phuket

    Living in Bangkok since 2015, I refused to go to Phuket longer than I could. I strongly believed in

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    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 40° 104° 31° 87°๐ŸฅตAQI 45
    7d
    $1,352 / mo
    28Mbps
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  • Hanoi

    I lived in Hanoi for 3 full months and I really loved it. Hanoi has a big foreigner district calle

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    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 51° 124° 34° 93°๐ŸฅตAQI 60
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    $926 / mo
    10Mbps
    ร—
  • Hyderabad

    One of Indiaโ€™s top cities for tech workers

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    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 25° 77° 25° 77°AQI 10
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    $681 / mo
    16Mbps
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