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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 |

 

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 |

 

 




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