Articles And Special Features

Gibraltar: Focussing on the Rock

Gibraltar: Focussing on the Rock

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 11 September, 2013

On occasion, the Spanish authorities can make life quite uncomfortable for the almost 30,000 inhabitants of the British overseas territory of Gibraltar, as was demonstrated visibly in the world’s media earlier this summer. However, with its substantial financial services industry, burgeoning e-commerce sector and attractive tax regimes for skilled employees - not to mention its pleasant Mediterranean climate - the “Rock” still offers opportunities for expat workers to advance their careers while saving tax and getting a sun tan. Read Full Article »

Tags: business | treasury management | Tax | Europe | individuals | investment | Spain | Gibraltar | Russia | trusts | law | offshore | services | commerce | banking | financial services | insurance | environment | e-commerce | tax | tax rates |

 

What's Best for the Kids?

What's Best for the Kids?

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 04 September, 2013

For parents relocating abroad for extended periods, as part of their employment perhaps, or planning to make a move abroad permanently, the wellbeing of their children is probably going to be their primary anxiety. In this briefing, we look at some of the more suitable locations for expat families (as well as those not particularly suited to expats with children) and summarise some of the schooling options open to expat parents. Read Full Article »

Tags: business | Education | Middle East | inflation | Education | investment | Japan | Canada | Hong Kong | United States | Kuwait | Netherlands | Saudi Arabia | United Arab Emirates | Australia | United Kingdom | offshore | environment | education | fees | tax |

 

That unexpected medical bill - it could be you

That unexpected medical bill - it could be you

Sponsored by APRIL International UK, 02 September, 2013

With industry data showing the percentage of expatriates who hold international private medical insurance still standing at around the 50% mark, for many, the prospect of an unexpected medical bill is a real risk. Although international private medical insurance provides real peace of mind for those concerned about long term or chronic illnesses which may strike, this kind of insurance is equally relevant for helping expatriates who may have been injured in a car accident or who might be struck down with an unexpected condition such as an appendicitis, even though they may be relatively young and healthy. Read Full Article »

Tags: audit | inflation | expatriates | Spain | India | insurance |

 

Belize: A Tax-Free Paradise

Belize: A Tax-Free Paradise

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 27 August, 2013

Looking for a retirement destination that combines a sub-tropical climate with an almost complete absence of taxation for expats? Then you could do worse than consider the Central America nation of Belize, which has a highly attractive incentive programme in place for retired expats drawing pension income from abroad. Read Full Article »

Tags: business | interest | Immigration | Europe | Retire | Africa | Central America | currency | Immigration | retirement | investment | Honduras | Guatemala | Spain | Belize | Mexico | law | offshore | services | financial services | fees | tax |

 

The Vote

The Vote

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 20 August, 2013

Just because you have emigrated to another country, does this mean that you should automatically lose the right to vote in the land of your birth? Read Full Article »

Tags: interest | Europe | Work | Expats | expatriates | retirement | Italy | Spain | United States | Australia | United Kingdom | legislation | law | offshore | Internal Revenue Service (IRS) | services | tax |

 

QROPS

QROPS

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 13 August, 2013

For long-term residents of the United Kingdom with plans to retire abroad, QROPS (Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme) provide a neat, tax efficient solution to the problem of pension portability for expats. Recent changes in the QROPS rules by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have however caused some uncertainty for expats utilising these schemes in certain jurisdictions. Read Full Article »

Tags: business | Compliance | individuals | pensions | investment | Cyprus | Hong Kong | Gibraltar | Malta | Isle of Man | Australia | Guernsey | Jersey | United Kingdom | legislation | court | law | offshore | tax authority | tax | tax avoidance |

 

Property: To Buy or not to Buy?

Property: To Buy or not to Buy?

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 07 August, 2013

The longest and deepest property market correction in recent history has been ruinous for some investors who bought second homes and investment property in the years prior to the financial crisis, especially in certain parts of Europe. However, for new investors, some suggest that now is the ideal time to buy. Read Full Article »

Tags: business | interest | Europe | Africa | Middle East | investment | Japan | France | Germany | Greece | Hong Kong | Spain | Ireland | Portugal | africa | South Africa | China | services | energy | financial services | tax | property tax |

 

Personal Tax Review - US Tax Reform

Personal Tax Review - US Tax Reform

By Tax-News.com Editorial, 31 July, 2013

President Obama, when on the campaign trail in 2008, envisaged a dramatically simplified tax system whereby 40 million Americans would be able to complete their tax returns in less than five minutes without the paid help of an accountant. Clearly, this utopian vision of the US tax landscape has failed to come to pass, but as Congress begins to debate comprehensive tax reform in earnest, personal taxpayers struggling to comply with America’s dysfunctional tax system at least have some cause for optimism. Read Full Article »

Tags: compliance | business | interest | payroll | Other | Finance | individuals | investment | United States | penalties | legislation | law | services | education | fees | tax compliance | tax | tax incentives | tax reform | tax rates | individual income tax |

 

The Costliest Cities for Expat Employees Revealed

The Costliest Cities for Expat Employees Revealed

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 30 July, 2013

Although European cities dominate the world's top costliest locations for expatriates, it may surprise you to learn that Luanda, the capital of Angola, is the most expensive place on earth in which to live for an expat posted abroad. Read Full Article »

Tags: business | Europe | Other | Africa | inflation | currency | expatriates | employees | investment | Brazil | Hong Kong | Chad | Russia | Angola | Australia | Singapore | offshore | services | financial services | food | tax |

 

A Tax Holiday in Canada?

A Tax Holiday in Canada?

Contributed by SovereignGroup.com, 24 July, 2013

Simply put, Canada is a great country. Canada is by far one of the most attractive places for immigration, both for skilled migrants and investors. The country consistently ranks among the highest on the United Nations Human Development Index (HDI), which examines the health, education and wealth of each nation’s citizens according to life expectancy, educational achievement and standard of living. This indicates that Canada has some of the best-educated people and one of the highest literacy rates in the world. It is the second largest country in the world and is rich with natural resources, yet it has a population of only about 35 million people. Read Full Article »

Tags: accounting | business | Immigration | Immigration | pensions | investment | Canada | trusts | law | asset protection | offshore | services | marine | aviation | insurance | education | fees | tax | tax planning |

 

 




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