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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 |

 

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 |

 

 




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