Articles And Special Features

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 |

 

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 |

 

 




Features Archive