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America's Widening Tax Net

America's Widening Tax Net

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 23 July, 2013

Expat Americans are already in a uniquely horrible position when it comes to taxation, but under legislation pending in Congress, things could get even more uncomfortable for some of them. Read Full Article »

Tags: business | interest | payroll | Expats | FATCA | Compliance | individuals | expatriates | employees | investment | United States | Belize | Singapore | legislation | law | services | insurance | tax | tax reform | exit tax | withholding tax |

 

Online Trading For Expats

Online Trading For Expats

Investors Offshore Editorial, July 2013, 19 July, 2013

For the domestic investor, the choice of online brokers seems almost endless; for the expat, whose somewhat unusual situation allows for a greater flexibility of investment choice and possible advantages in terms of taxation, the choice seems to be less broad, but is growing by the minute, as onshore brokerages recognise the potential of the expanding 'globetrotting' mass affluent market, and brokers in low-tax jurisdictions recognise the need to provide their clients with up-to-the-minute facilities. Read Full Article »

Tags: business | interest | dividends | currency | Offshore | forex | stock exchanges | investment | United States | regulation | trusts | legislation | offshore | services | retail | banking | internet | fees | tax | stamp duty | trade |

 

The UK Statutory Residence Test

The UK Statutory Residence Test

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 16 July, 2013

This week we focus on the United Kingdom’s long-awaited clarification of the rules for determining whether an individual is resident in the country for tax purposes, which have been codified in a new statutory residence test. Read Full Article »

Tags: business | interest | Tax | Personal Tax | Finance | individuals | pensions | Seychelles | United Kingdom | legislation | court | law | tax authority | mining | tax | social security |

 

Keeping a lid on international private medical insurance costs

Keeping a lid on international private medical insurance costs

Sponsored by APRIL International UK, 15 July, 2013

Surveys regularly show a stubbornly high percentage of expatriates go abroad to live and work without taking any international private health insurance cover with them. APRIL International UK’s own data in this area suggest... Read Full Article »

Tags: expatriates | Insurance | Canada | services | construction | insurance |

 

Heading For The Brexit? Yet Another Worry For British Expats

Heading For The Brexit? Yet Another Worry For British Expats

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 09 July, 2013

Many British expatriates living in the European Union have financial worries enough on their plates at present, what with the weak pound having eroded the value of salaries and pensions, economic instability depressing property values and cash-strapped eurozone governments dreaming up new ways to tax them. Talk of the United Kingdom exiting the EU within the next few years is probably the last thing they want to hear. Read Full Article »

Tags: agreements | interest | Pensions | budget | Pensions | expatriates | employees | retirement | pensions | France | Germany | Spain | Switzerland | Ireland | United Kingdom | legislation | law | offshore | services | environment | tax | social security |

 

St Vincent & The Grenadines

St Vincent & The Grenadines

Investors Offshore Editorial, July 2013, 05 July, 2013

Whilst the Caribbean state of St Vincent and the Grenadines is probably best known as a tourist destination and hideaway for the well-heeled, the former British colony is also emerging as a well governed and regulated financial jurisdiction to rival the more prominent offshore finance centres in the region. Read Full Article »

Tags: accounting | agreements | business | interest | licensing | budget | Finance | investment | Barbados | Canada | standards | law | offshore | services | construction | banking | financial services | insurance | tax | property tax | stamp duty |

 

Malta Opens Door To Expats

Malta Opens Door To Expats

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 03 July, 2013

Like many places around the Med, those who have holidayed in Malta often return to buy second homes on the island, or to settle there on a long-term or permanent basis, particularly those hailing from cold northern European climes. Indeed, in recent years, immigration by wealthy foreigners has been positively encouraged by the Maltese Government because they contribute significantly to economic growth, and Malta’s newly-improved expat scheme known as the Global Residence Programme aims to do just this. Read Full Article »

Tags: accounting | business | Europe | individuals | European Union (EU) | Cyprus | Greece | Italy | Iceland | Malta | Liechtenstein | law | offshore | tax authority | services | commerce | banking | financial services | insurance | e-commerce | tax | social security |

 

The UK's Investor Visa

The UK's Investor Visa

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 25 June, 2013

The United Kingdom rarely comes out on top in the numerous expatriate surveys which attempt to find the most popular and attractive destinations for those working or seeking a new life abroad. Read Full Article »

Tags: business | Wealth | individuals | entrepreneurs | investment funds | investment | Iran | Cyprus | Egypt | Switzerland | United States | Russia | China | Libya | United Kingdom | court | law | offshore | construction | retail | tax |

 

Personal Equity Investment

Personal Equity Investment

by Investors Offshore Editorial, June 2013, 21 June, 2013

Under this particular heading of equity investment we will deal with direct, personal investment into publicly-quoted equities, other than through conventional stock exchanges, whether from an onshore or offshore base, and whether by an individual, or through a corporate vehicle or a trust. We will cover direct equity purchase through a dealer, spread betting, contracts for differences, and hedge funds insofar as they specialize in very directed equity investment. Read Full Article »

Tags: audit | business | interest | dividends | Offshore | individuals | hedge funds | equity investment | stock exchanges | investment | Dubai | Australia | standards | regulation | legislation | offshore | services | tax | withholding tax | stamp duty | trade |

 

Forex for Expats

Forex for Expats

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 18 June, 2013

For some of us the foreign exchange (forex) market is something we only encounter when going on holiday abroad, and many of us will often be heard to grumble that our pound/dollar/euro doesn’t go as far as it used to. However, for expats living or working temporarily overseas, exchanging money from one currency to another is almost an everyday fact of life, and managing currency risk is therefore crucial to ensure that one’s hard-earned income is not gobbled up by volatile exchange rates and transaction costs. Read Full Article »

Tags: interest | currency | Offshore | individuals | expatriates | forex | investment | France | Spain | offshore banking | offshore | services | retail | banking | financial services | internet | fees | tax | trade |

 

 




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