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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 |

 

The EU Financial Transactions Tax

The EU Financial Transactions Tax

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 20 February, 2014

With new research suggesting that the proposed European Union financial transactions tax (FTT) could wipe billions of euros off the value of pensions and other investments, in this week's briefing we give the low-down on the FTT... Read Full Article »

Tags: interest | Tax | Europe | Finance | individuals | investment | Austria | France | Germany | Italy | Spain | United States | Luxembourg | Slovakia | United Kingdom | legislation | law | European Commission | services | tax | trade |

 

Panama Focus

Panama Focus

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 17 February, 2014

Panama has long been a popular location for expat retirees from North America and Europe. Not only does its sub-tropical climate make it a pleasant place to live, but its tax rules and special visa schemes are also very appealing to expats and foreign investors. Read Full Article »

Tags: agreements | business | Invest | North America | currency | Expats | individuals | investment | Panama | United States | regulation | legislation | law | services | banking | insurance | fees | tax | social security | tax breaks | trade |

 

Envelopes And Oligarchs: UK Property Taxes To Deter Foreign Buyers?

Envelopes And Oligarchs: UK Property Taxes To Deter Foreign Buyers?

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 07 February, 2014

For non-residents, one of the main attractions of property investment in the United Kingdom was that traditionally, it could be done mostly free from taxation. All this seems to be changing as a result of recent government measures... Read Full Article »

Tags: business | Tax | budget | individuals | investment | Cyprus | France | Germany | Greece | Hong Kong | Ireland | China | Singapore | United Kingdom | trusts | legislation | tax | inheritance tax | property tax | tax avoidance | stamp duty |

 

Brussels Rides To The Rescue For EU Expats

Brussels Rides To The Rescue For EU Expats

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 31 January, 2014

The European Commission has launched a "targeted initiative" aimed at ensuring that member states' tax laws do not discriminate against mobile citizens, which should hopefully make life easier for the millions of European expats... Read Full Article »

Tags: business | interest | dividends | Tax | Europe | Work | individuals | pensions | investment | France | Germany | Poland | Portugal | Luxembourg | legislation | law | services | construction | insurance | tax | tax avoidance |

 

Leaving the UK for good? Know before you go, says APRIL International UK

Leaving the UK for good? Know before you go, says APRIL International UK

Sponsored by APRIL International UK, 27 January, 2014

Another New Year, another New Year’s resolution and the chances are, for many, their goal for 2014 will be to leave the UK permanently to work or retire. The UK Office of National Statistics publishes data on net migration and their figures show... Read Full Article »

Tags: business | expatriates | Canada | France | Hong Kong | Spain | India | construction | insurance |

 

Australia: Tighter Immigration Rules On The Way?

Australia: Tighter Immigration Rules On The Way?

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 20 January, 2014

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott came to power in September promising to strengthen Australia's porous borders against illegal immigration like never before. But what about the new government's attitude to immigration of the legal kind? Read Full Article »

Tags: business | interest | Immigration | Students | Work | Study | Invest | Africa | Immigration | investment | New Zealand | United States | Chile | South Africa | Australia | Thailand | United Kingdom | legislation | environment | education | fees | trade |

 

Dubai Profile

Dubai Profile

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 13 January, 2014

While the city's image sustained something of a bruising in the global financial crisis as the property bubble popped, Dubai's confidence is now most definitely on the up with the economy in rebound mode and investors falling over themselves to snap up new real estate developments. Read Full Article »

Tags: business | interest | Tax | Europe | Middle East | Health Insurance | contractors | employees | Insurance | Dubai | Austria | Belgium | Brunei | Denmark | Bahrain | law | construction | insurance | manufacturing | tax | trade |

 

 




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