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Incomplete list of countries where tuition waivers are taxed

Incomplete list of countries where tuition waivers are taxed

Postby Heliotrope » Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:12 am

I was looking into which countries will tax tuition waivers received by ITs.
Is the following list correct, and can anyone comment regarding the countries marked ’UNSURE’?


Austria: YES, at 40%
Bulgaria: NO
Czech Republic: UNSURE, salary is taxed at 20% though
Germany, YES, at around 30-40% (varies depending on lots factors)
Hungary: NO
Romania: NO
Serbia: NO
Slovenia: ??
The Netherlands: UNSURE, salary is taxed at 30% though
UK: UNSURE, salary is taxed at 12-30% though

Japan: YES, at 12-20%
Laos: NO
Malaysia: UNSURE, but likely since housing allowance is taxed, and salary is taxed at 18-26%
Myanmar: NO
Oman: NO
Philipines: NO
Singapore: YES, at 12%
Thailand: UNSURE
Turkey: NO
Uzbekistan: NO
Vietnam: UNSURE, salary is taxed at 19% though

Argentina: NO
Peru: UNSURE
Ethiopia: NO

Mozambique: UNSURE, salary is taxed at 20-23% though
Senegal: NO


Feel free to add countries that aren't in the list in the comments.



I base most on this on whether or not an IT’s salary is taxed at all in a country at all (based on ISs’ Search profiles), assuming if it’s not, the tuition wont be taxed either. Sometimes profiles mention the tuition being taxed, but not all IS volunteer this information, so it’s not always clear.
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Re: Incomplete list of countries where tuition waivers are t

Postby vandsmith » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:26 am

UAE - no

Denmark - yes. the tuition is subsidized and salaries are taxed about 35%.
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Re: Incomplete list of countries where tuition waivers are t

Postby expatscot » Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:02 am

UK - tax rates are:

England, Wales and NI - up to £12,500 - 0%; £12,501 - £50,000 - 20%; £50,001 - £150,000 - 40%; £150,001+ - 45%
Scotland - up to £12,500 - 0%; £12,501 - £14,549 - 19%; £14,550 - £24,994 - 20%; £24,945 - £43,430 - 21%; £43,431 - £150,000 - 41%; £150,001+ 46%


You would probably be taxed on school fees as it's seen as a company benefit (though the HMRC website isn't clear on this) however any childcare can be tax-free, depending on your income.
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Re: Incomplete list of countries where tuition waivers are t

Postby chiliverde » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:18 am

Thailand - no
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Re: Incomplete list of countries where tuition waivers are t

Postby reisgio » Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:26 pm

While I understand the motivation behind this list, please, all, remember that the greatest tax on child tuition is that most teachers with school aged children never get interviewed for the job at all.
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Re: Incomplete list of countries where tuition waivers are t

Postby Heliotrope » Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:05 am

Looking at Search profiles for schools in Japan, there's a tier 1 school in Yokohama that states that salary is not taxed, and a certain IS in Kobe says the same.
Almost all other ISs mention the salary being taxed (usually 20%).

Is salary in these two schools really not taxed?

Hard to believe, but perhaps someone knows if and why.
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Re: Incomplete list of countries where tuition waivers are t

Postby Illiane_Blues » Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:41 am

They might just have been sloppy when filling out the information on their school's page.
I can't imagine that a teacher in that Yokohama school wouldn't pay taxes and a teacher at another school in Tokyo or even another school in Yokohama would not.
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