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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 |

 

Visas

Visas

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 06 January, 2014

“Complicated”, “bureaucratic” and “time-consuming” are some of the descriptions that aspiring expats might use of visa application requirements when thinking about a move abroad. But the good news for those seeking a better life overseas is that a range of countries are fine-tuning their visa systems to make the process of expatriating a little bit easier, especially for expats with skills, or who are likely to make a significant contribution to the economy in their host country. Read Full Article »

Tags: business | Immigration | Investment | Europe | Work | Invest | Immigration | Investment | Citizenship | individuals | entrepreneurs | investment | Canada | New Zealand | Spain | Malta | Portugal | Australia | China | Macau | education | tax |

 

Looking Back At 2013

Looking Back At 2013

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 30 December, 2013

In this week’s briefing, we take a look back at some of the most interesting news stories affecting expats in 2013. Read Full Article »

Tags: compliance | interest | Tax | Europe | Expats | FATCA | Compliance | Insurance | Construction | pensions | Oman | France | Spain | United States | Kuwait | Malta | Australia | Bahrain | services | fees | tax |

 

QROPS: HMRC Creates Uncertainty Out of Confusion

QROPS: HMRC Creates Uncertainty Out of Confusion

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 19 December, 2013

Earlier this year, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) was ordered by a court to clarify its position regarding certain QROPS pensions transfers. Finally, the long-awaited guidance arrived in late November, but the situation for expat pensioners and their advisers seem just as uncertain. Read Full Article »

Tags: compliance | business | Tax | Invest | individuals | pensions | investment | Hong Kong | Singapore | court | HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) | HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) | tax |

 

Britain Open For Business?

Britain Open For Business?

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 17 December, 2013

Since coming to power in 2010, the ‘Con-Lib’ coalition has laid down the welcome mat for wealthy foreigners, especially those likely to contribute to the UK’s future economic growth. However, despite the oft-repeated mantra that Britain is “open for business,” new research suggests that the Government is as much interested in the benefits expats bring to HM Treasury as the wider economy. Read Full Article »

Tags: agreements | compliance | business | interest | Tax | Invest | budget | individuals | employees | hedge funds | investment | law | offshore | HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) | HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) | banking | insurance | tax compliance | tax | property tax | tax avoidance | stamp duty |

 

 




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