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Ireland Guide

Ireland Guide

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 29 November, 2013

Once upon a time, Ireland was a country that people tended to move from rather than to. That all changed with the emergence of the Celtic Tiger economy and, while Ireland has endured some tough times recently, strong foreign investment from the United States in particular means that demand for skilled labour remains strong. In this briefing we give the essential facts about Ireland and run the rule over its work permit rules, which were recently tweaked. Read Full Article »

Tags: business | payroll | Tax | Europe | Work | Other | budget | Employment | individuals | professionals | employees | investment | United States | Ireland | Russia | China | Norway | services | fees | tax | property tax |

 

FATCA - What U.S. Expats Need to Know

FATCA - What U.S. Expats Need to Know

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 21 November, 2013

Under the United States' worldwide system of taxation for individuals, Americans living abroad are in the unenviable situation of having to report and pay taxes in the US as well as in their host country. For many US expats however, things are about to get a whole lot worse thanks to the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, commonly known as FATCA. Read Full Article »

Tags: agreements | interest | Regulations | Tax | Expats | FATCA | individuals | Institutions | France | Germany | Spain | United States | Guernsey | Jersey | regulation | legislation | law | offshore | banking | tax | tax avoidance |

 

Health and Life Insurance for Expats

Health and Life Insurance for Expats

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 11 November, 2013

Insurance is one of those things that everyone hopes they'll never need, and as a result, a frightening number choose to bury their heads in the sand, hoping that their luck will hold. However, by far the most sensible solution for those not willing to trust to fate, is to take out some form of insurance, to protect themselves and their dependants should the worst happen. Read Full Article »

Tags: interest | Europe | individuals | expatriates | employees | retirement | Insurance | investment | Dubai | Afghanistan | Canada | Ireland | Isle of Man | Bahrain | Iraq | Liechtenstein | regulation | law | offshore | insurance | tax |

 

Singapore Focus

Singapore Focus

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 01 November, 2013

Recently rated as the safest place in the world for expats raising children, Singapore is one of the most popular expat destinations in Asia and the subject of this briefing. Read Full Article »

Tags: business | interest | Europe | budget | individuals | employees | investment | Japan | Indonesia | Malaysia | India | Singapore | trusts | services | banking | environment | education | tax | tax rates | withholding tax | stamp duty |

 

Retirement

Retirement

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 25 October, 2013

Financially, expatriates could be said to be in a uniquely privileged position – if a company chooses to send an employee overseas, it will usually compensate them with higher wages, expenses, and other perks. Expats may also find themselves with greater freedom when it comes to making investment decisions, as they are not usually caught in a restrictive regulatory net in the same way that domestic investors tend to be. However, every silver lining has a cloud, and that cloud, for many expatriates, is retirement planning. Read Full Article »

Tags: agreements | interest | Pensions | Retirement | Tax | Europe | Retire | Pensions | Offshore | expatriates | employees | retirement | pensions | investment | penalties | legislation | law | offshore | European Commission | insurance | tax |

 

Jersey: More Than Just a Finance Centre?

Jersey: More Than Just a Finance Centre?

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 16 October, 2013

Its taxes are low, its climate is clement, its financial centre is stable and growing, and it is but a short hop by plane from the global city of London or by boat to the gastronomic and cultural delights of Normandy. But is Jersey a suitable place to live for those considering expatriating? Or is the island a more suitable home for your finances, rather than you and your family, during an extended period of expatriation elsewhere in the world? Read Full Article »

Tags: business | interest | Tax | Europe | Work | currency | individuals | expatriates | investment | France | Isle of Man | Guernsey | Jersey | United Kingdom | law | offshore | commerce | banking | insurance | e-commerce | tax |

 

Second Citizenship

Second Citizenship

Sponsored by Dema Partners, 10 October, 2013

Rapid advances in communication technologies and international travel coupled with the ongoing process of globalisation have made the world a much smaller place, so that now it is possible work, invest, or start a business in more countries than ever. Read Full Article »

Tags: business | Immigration | Investment | Tax | Europe | Invest | Immigration | Investment | Citizenship | expatriates | investment | Dominica | Martinique | Puerto Rico | United States | Ireland | Trinidad and Tobago | United Kingdom | internet | fees | tax |

 

Foundations: The New Trust?

Foundations: The New Trust?

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 30 September, 2013

Asset protection, tax minimisation and succession planning are important concerns for many expats, especially those who have acquired a substantial net worth as a result of their foreign employment or business dealings abroad, and the trust has traditionally been the vehicle of choice for those from Western countries seeking to protect their wealth. However, there is now a new kid on the block in the asset protection stakes: foundations. Read Full Article »

Tags: audit | business | interest | Europe | Finance | individuals | retirement | Panama | Bahamas | Netherlands | Russia | Guernsey | Jersey | Liechtenstein | regulation | trusts | legislation | law | asset protection | offshore | tax |

 

Costa Rica Focus

Costa Rica Focus

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 23 September, 2013

With its pleasant sub-tropical climate, relatively low taxation and an array of residency programmes designed to attract expat retirees and investors from all over the world, the Central American republic of Costa Rica is well worth investigating if you are planning to make a new life for yourself in the sun. Read Full Article »

Tags: business | Immigration | Tax | Central America | Immigration | individuals | employees | retirement | investment | Panama | Costa Rica | Nicaragua | law | offshore | insurance | education | sales tax | tax | withholding tax | social security | trade |

 

The Savings Tax Directive

The Savings Tax Directive

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 17 September, 2013

If you are a resident of the European Union, and have a bank account or certain other financial interests in another Member State or certain other "third countries" or territories, then the EU Savings Tax Directive is something you should know about. In this week's briefing, we explain how the directive works, and look at proposals that will make it easier for the EU's tax authorities to access and share savers' and investors' information. Read Full Article »

Tags: interest | Tax | Europe | FATCA | individuals | investment funds | investment | Andorra | San Marino | Austria | Switzerland | Belgium | Isle of Man | Guernsey | Jersey | Liechtenstein | Luxembourg | Monaco | banking | tax | withholding tax |

 

 




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