As you might have understood, I'm not an American citizen, only had a Green Card. I studied up to the level of MBA/PH.D in LA, and later being responsible for our employes with Elf/Total, as well as companies like Texasgulf. Myself a Norwegian national ,(not lived in Norway since May 1996) now just a retired living in Thailand, and secondly for health reasons. As of January, 1. 2010, Norway's very leftist Governement, "read green,"sent an unsigned note to us living abroad. We here bye informs you that we will deduct 15% in "source tax" from Nationale, Collective (company) and private pensions saving you being paid, or deposited in an account in Norway. Private pension savings, not tax, deductable if living in Norway! The Kingdoms of Thailand and Norway has a tax agreement, "retired not being taxable in Thailand, agreement 2002/3 and valid at the end of this year. Norway violated this binding International agreement, and without any sort of negotiation with their counterparts in Thailand. All verified by myself, this as, I could phone the past PM, Kun Abhisit, this as well as now PM Jingluck Shinawatra. So, and based on what iv already e-mailed to you; Tax, and for what? For your information, you can also visit my web pages on which I elaborate this subject; Tax, and for what? http://www.jozephK.com Sorry if, as I often use both English and Noivegian. To me, this is firstly, comparative, as Norway now has got a blue Governement,but will it take better "care" for us fugitive, that Obama? Iv just listened ,FOX 3 + houers to the hearing og secretary Sebilius, "sorry" for her!
The 20% being deducted by Norway. People having a Green Card, but not living in the USA, are not taxable to the said (none US nationals.)The USA as well as Norway has both tax agreements with Thailand, and Thailand does not claim any tax from elderly qualifying for a retirement permit. Tax to be paid to the country in which you are residing!