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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 |

 

Is The Middle East Turning Its Back On Expats?

Is The Middle East Turning Its Back On Expats?

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 17 March, 2014

In recent decades, countries in the Middle East and the Gulf have tended to welcome foreign workers with open arms, and the millions of expats who have worked and lived there have contributed substantially to economic growth in... Read Full Article »

Tags: accounting | business | Tax | Europe | North America | Middle East | budget | unemployment | Expats | expatriates | professionals | employees | Dubai | Oman | India | Kuwait | Saudi Arabia | Bahrain | Qatar | fees | tax |

 

QNUPS

QNUPS

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 07 March, 2014

Following the recent announcement that Gibraltar is to introduce legislation allowing for something called a QNUPS to be set up in the jurisdiction, this week we take a look at the pros and cons of this highly flexible pension vehicle... Read Full Article »

Tags: compliance | business | Tax | Offshore | Capital Gains | Wealth | expatriates | retirement | pensions | investment | Gibraltar | Guernsey | legislation | offshore | HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) | HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) | services | tax | inheritance tax | tax avoidance | tax planning |

 

A Cautionary Tale About Tax Residence

A Cautionary Tale About Tax Residence

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 28 February, 2014

From New Zealand, a cautionary tale for those expats who might think that they have fulfilled the last of their obligations to the tax man in their country of origin once emigrated... Read Full Article »

Tags: compliance | business | interest | Tax | Expats | FATCA | Finance | expatriates | Seychelles | New Zealand | Jersey | United Kingdom | court | law | Internal Revenue Service (IRS) | tax authority | mining | tax compliance | tax | tax reform | exit tax |

 

 




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