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From Thailand to Ecuador: Finding The Perfect Expat Location

From Thailand to Ecuador: Finding The Perfect Expat Location

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 20 October, 2014

Survey after survey claims to know where the best locations are for expats to settle or to work, either individually or as a family unit, in terms of cost of living and overall quality of life. Some these findings might surprise you. Others won’t... Read Full Article »

Tags: Economy | Tax | Europe | Study | Expats | Personal Finance | Finance | Japan | Germany | New Zealand | Spain | Switzerland | Bahamas | Angola | Australia | China | Ecuador | Monaco | Singapore | Thailand | tax |

 

The Great US Expat Banking Lock-Out

The Great US Expat Banking Lock-Out

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 13 October, 2014

American expats have long faced difficulties in accessing vital financial services abroad due to increasingly onerous reporting requirements required of them and financial institutions by US tax law. It was widely forecast within the US expat... Read Full Article »

Tags: agreements | compliance | business | interest | Tax | Expats | FATCA | Compliance | individuals | United States | penalties | legislation | law | Internal Revenue Service (IRS) | G20 | services | banking | financial services | insurance | fees | tax |

 

Costa Rica Focus

Costa Rica Focus

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 03 October, 2014

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... Read Full Article »

Tags: business | Immigration | Tax | Central America | budget | Immigration | Finance | individuals | employees | investment | Panama | Costa Rica | law | services | insurance | education | sales tax | tax | withholding tax | social security | trade |

 

When things go wrong - Healthcare abroad in the EU.

When things go wrong - Healthcare abroad in the EU.

Contributed by the European Commission, 26 September, 2014

Advice on unplanned treatment abroad

When travelling to another EU country, be it on holiday, for business or to study, should you fall ill or have an accident you have the same rights to healthcare as people insured in that country. In case of an emergency you can contact any of the emergency services using the free of charge European emergency number "112", available throughout the EU. Read Full Article »

Tags: business | Europe | Health Insurance | Insurance | Croatia | Switzerland | Denmark | Iceland | Liechtenstein | Norway | services | public health | insurance | health care | social security |

 

A Low-Tax Gem Nestled In The English Channel

A Low-Tax Gem Nestled In The English Channel

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 26 September, 2014

In an attempt to reinforce the message that Guernsey is open for business, the Government of Guernsey recently launched a new promotional initiative designed to guide businesses and individuals through the process of relocating to the... Read Full Article »

Tags: business | Tax | Europe | Work | Employment | individuals | Insurance | investment | Alderney | France | Guernsey | regulation | legislation | court | law | services | banking | financial services | insurance | education | tax |

 

Your guide to working abroad in the EU

Your guide to working abroad in the EU

Contributed by the European Commission, 23 September, 2014

As an EU national you generally have the right to work for an employer or as a self-employed person in any EU country without a work permit. (Some restrictions are in place for Croatian citizens in some countries, and for some EU citizens in Croatia). This guide gives an overview on what you need to know before you embark on your career abroad. Read Full Article »

Tags: interest | Healthcare | Europe | unemployment | Healthcare | Croatia | training | tax | social security |

 

Ready for your holidays? Here's what you need to remember

Ready for your holidays? Here's what you need to remember

Contributed by the European Commission, 23 September, 2014

Documents

Don't forget your ID card or passport – even if you are travelling between countries inside the EU's border-free area, it's still a good idea to carry these documents in case you need to prove your identity for some reason. Read Full Article »

Tags: Europe | currency | Health Insurance | Travel | Insurance | Kosovo | Andorra | San Marino | Finland | Iceland | Ireland | Malta | Montenegro | Liechtenstein | Monaco | Norway | United Kingdom | enforcement | public health | health care | food |

 

UK Property

UK Property

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 18 September, 2014

United Kingdom property is still seen as a "safe haven" investment for foreigners and expats in an uncertain financial and economic world, especially in the last couple of years when values have appreciated strongly. But a flurry of recent data... Read Full Article »

Tags: accounting | interest | Tax | budget | Offshore | investment | France | Spain | United Kingdom | law | banking | tax |

 

US Investor Visa

US Investor Visa

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 12 September, 2014

Americans are handing in their passports in record numbers to avoid the United States’ increasingly tight tax stranglehold on its citizens, but it isn’t all one-way traffic. This year, for the first time since its introduction, the US investor visa... Read Full Article »

Tags: holding company | business | interest | Immigration | Investment | Work | Invest | unemployment | Employment | Immigration | Investment | Travel | FATCA | proprietors | Citizenship | employees | investment | United States | court | law | tax |

 

Who'd Be a Non-Dom?

Who'd Be a Non-Dom?

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 05 September, 2014

"Non-doms" – those, usually wealthy, individuals resident in the United Kingdom but not domiciled there for tax purposes – tend to get a bad press. The common perception about them is that they pay very little tax despite... Read Full Article »

Tags: business | interest | Tax | Invest | Middle East | Wealth | individuals | entrepreneurs | investment | business investment | Russia | United Kingdom | law | offshore | HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) | HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) | banking | tax |

 

 




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