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Buying UK Property Just Got Tougher For Expats

Buying UK Property Just Got Tougher For Expats

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 21 May, 2014

If you are an expatriate or international property buyer, securing a UK mortgage has become more difficult as a result of the mortgage market review, with a new set of regulations being implemented by the Financial... Read Full Article »

Tags: business | interest | budget | Expats | Offshore | retirement | regulation | insurance | internet | food | tax | trade |

 

US Corporate Tax Reform: Dead or Alive?

US Corporate Tax Reform: Dead or Alive?

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 21 May, 2014

No, it wasn't some kind of April fool's joke. April 1, 2014, really was the second anniversary of the United States having the dubious distinction of possessing the highest total corporate tax rate among member countries... Read Full Article »

Tags: accounting | small business | business | interest | multinationals | dividends | Tax | individuals | investment | Japan | United States | United Kingdom | legislation | law | Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) | services | tax | tax reform | tax rates | tax breaks | individual income tax |

 

UK Curbs On Health Tourism Could Benefit British Expats

UK Curbs On Health Tourism Could Benefit British Expats

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 14 May, 2014

There remains much confusion over exactly who will have to pay the National Health Service’s new migrant levy, what they will have to pay for and how much they will have to pay. However, it seems that for expats originating from the UK... Read Full Article »

Tags: Immigration | Regulations | Europe | Other | Health Insurance | Immigration | expatriates | Insurance | Turkey | Hong Kong | Switzerland | standards | legislation | court | law | services | public health | mining | insurance | tax |

 

EU Steps Up Fight Against Tax and Pension Obstacles

EU Steps Up Fight Against Tax and Pension Obstacles

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 22 April, 2014

In a follow-up to the European Commission’s announcement in January 2014 regarding its commitment to removing tax and other obstacles hindering EU citizens living or working in other member states, Brussels has announced... Read Full Article »

Tags: compliance | interest | Pensions | Tax | Europe | Pensions | individuals | Insurance | pensions | investment | Slovakia | regulation | law | European Commission | services | commerce | insurance | e-commerce | tax compliance | tax | inheritance tax |

 

Pension Sustainability - The Demographic Time Bomb

Pension Sustainability - The Demographic Time Bomb

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 14 April, 2014

As reported on expatbriefing.com on April 7, 2014, the degree to which public pension systems are sustainable in the long-term now varies significantly from country to country according to a report by Allianz, the Munich-based... Read Full Article »

Tags: interest | Pensions | Europe | budget | Expats | Pensions | retirement | pensions | Japan | Brazil | Greece | Sweden | Netherlands | Australia | Norway | Thailand | United Kingdom | services | health care | tax | social security |

 

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 11 April, 2014

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is feted by its exponents as the most significant achievement of the administration of President Barack Obama so far, yet the legislation, which has serious financial implications... Read Full Article »

Tags: audit | business | Tax | individuals | employees | United States | standards | regulation | penalties | legislation | court | law | Internal Revenue Service (IRS) | insurance | health care | tax credits | fees | tax |

 

Malta Residency Programme

Malta Residency Programme

Contributed by EMD, 11 April, 2014

The Maltese archipelago is made up of the main island Malta and its two other sister islands, Gozo and Comino. It is situated in the centre of the Mediterranean between Italy and North Africa. Covering just over... Read Full Article »

Tags: agreements | business | Education | Tax | Europe | Retire | currency | Education | Employment | individuals | employees | Italy | Malta | law | services | aviation | financial services | environment | education | food | tax | property tax |

 

UK and Ireland Are Inheritance Tax Blackspots

UK and Ireland Are Inheritance Tax Blackspots

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 04 April, 2014

You can’t take it with you as the saying goes, but this doesn’t stop the government from taking a large chunk of your estate after your death in inheritance or estate taxes, and new research has shown that the United Kingdom... Read Full Article »

Tags: Tax | Europe | Expats | individuals | pensions | investment | Japan | Canada | New Zealand | Spain | Ireland | Netherlands | Niger | Nigeria | Russia | Australia | China | Romania | services | tax | inheritance tax |

 

The Savings Tax Directive Revisited

The Savings Tax Directive Revisited

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 31 March, 2014

At the time of our Expat Briefing on the European Union Savings Tax Directive six months ago, there were few signs that the deadlock over proposed amendments to the legislation that would allow tax authorities to share... Read Full Article »

Tags: interest | Tax | Europe | individuals | investment funds | investment | Andorra | Austria | Switzerland | Netherlands | Isle of Man | Aruba | Guernsey | Jersey | Luxembourg | Monaco | legislation | law | banking | tax | withholding tax |

 

South Africa's New Immigration Regulations: A Change for the Better or an Own Goal?

South Africa's New Immigration Regulations: A Change for the Better or an Own Goal?

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 24 March, 2014

The South African Government claims that proposed new immigration regulations will be an improvement on the existing rules. However, some fear that the new regulations are being rushed through with inadequate consultation... Read Full Article »

Tags: compliance | business | multinationals | Immigration | Regulations | Work | Study | Retire | Africa | Immigration | individuals | Construction | investment | South Africa | regulation | legislation | law | services | mining | education | trade |

 

 




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